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Why did The Munsters get canceled?

Why did The Munsters get canceled?

THE Munsters was a popular sitcom in the 1960s about the unusual family living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

The show first premiered in September 1964 and ran until 1966.

GettyThe Munsters premiered in 1964[/caption]

Why did The Munsters get canceled?

The popular CBS show was introduced in 1964 and told the tale of friendly monsters living in the real world.

Despite its popularity, the show was only on air for two years and came to an end after ratings started to drop.

Over 50 years later, The Munsters star Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster, opened up about the ending to Fox News and blamed it on Batman.

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“I think ‘Batman’ was to blame,” he told Fox News in 2019.

“’Batman’ just came along and took our ratings away.”

The original Batman series was released in 1966 on ABC and starred Adam West and Burt Ward.

After The Munsters ended, Batman stayed on the air until 1968.


“Look, we had a good two-year run putting out something that was so different and unlikely to become a success,” Patrick continued.

“So we felt it was the right time to go. Fred [Gwynne] and Al [Lewis] were also ready to go home. We were OK with it.”

Who starred in The Munsters?

The Munsters was led by Fred Gwynne, who played Herman Munster, and Al Lewis, who played Grandpa.

Other cast members included:

Yvonne De Carlo as Lily MunsterPat Priest as Marilyn MunsterBeverley Owen as Marilyn Munster

Chet Stratton, Edward Mallory, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Jane Withers, and John Carradine also had roles on the show, among others.

GettyThe Munsters was on-air until 1966[/caption]

Is The Munsters coming back?

It has been almost 60 years since The Munsters was last on television screens, but that is all set to change in 2022.

The highly anticipated remake of the 1960s classic was first introduced by American singer, songwriter, filmmaker, and voice actor Rob Zombie in June 2021.

“Attention Boils and Ghouls! The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress,” Zombie wrote in an Instagram post at the time.

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On June 8, 2022, Zombie then released the first teaser trailer.

At this time, an exact release date has not been set, but it will reportedly be in theaters and be available to stream on Peacock.

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