Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster on NBC
TV Guide Wednesday said de Rossi, 39, would step into the role originally played by Yvonne De Carlo. She joins the previously cast Jerry O'Connell, who plays her Frankenstein's Monster-like husband, Herman Munster; Mason Cook as their werewolf son, Eddie; Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, also a vampire; and Charity Wakefield as Eddie's cousin Marilyn.
Mariana Klaveno, who played the vampire Lorena on HBO's "True Blood," had originally been set to play Lily, TV Guide reported, but she could not be released from her contract with the Marc Cherry pilot "Devious Maids." That show was not picked up by ABC but is reportedly being offered to Lifetime.