Saturday, September 24, 2016

Debut of 'The Munsters'

"The Munsters" debuted on television on September 24, 1964.
September 24, 1964
Ironically, both The Adams Family and The Munsters sitcoms debuted in the fall of 1964 just as TV shows were starting to turn to color. While the Adams were modeled about the Charles Adams comics found in The New Yorker, the Munsters were a mix of Universal’s monsters and traditional family values. In fact, the show was produced by the same people who created Leave it to Beaver. The show only ran for two seasons, but the show’s fan base has grown through years of syndication. In 1987, a new version of the show, The Munsters Today, was also filmed at Universal Studios, but it never measured up to the original. Universal tried the formula one more time in 2012 with Mockingbird Lane, a modern, more spooky version. It aired during the Halloween special but was not picked up as a series.