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Jerry O'Connell in 'The Munsters'

Actor Jerry O'Connell attends the after party for

Actor Jerry O'Connell attends the after party for Broadway opening night of “Seminar” at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. (Nov. 20, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Big casting news from the land of TV remakes — Jerry O'Connell has been tapped by producer Bryan Fuller to play Herman Munster in NBC's “The Munsters.”

Clearly Fuller never saw “Piranha 3-D" -- but then who did?

Ba dum.

Sorry. Couldn't resist. O'Connell is, of course, terrific and is a big get for the show. Mariana Klaveno -- Lorena on “True Blood" -- will be Lilly. This kind of suggests that it will in fact get on the air one of these years. NBC and Fuller have been plugging away at this for a while, and the delay is a bit mystifying. Nevertheless, all good things come in time. A couple of clips, just for the heck of it.


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