Return to 1313 “Mockingbird Lane.”

The Munsters: "Mockingbird Lane."

The first family of fright returns to television just less green, more ghoulish and just as quirky (2012’s “Mockingbird Lane” on left and 1964’s “The Munsters” on right).

Fans of the Munsters can return to 1313 Mockingbird Lane once again.

The classic sitcom which first aired on CBS in the 1960s is getting reboot or a “re-imagining” as Jerry O’ Connell who steps into the shoes of Herman Muster calls it.

As of right now it is airing as a Halloween-special for the peacock network.

However if the ratings are good it could become a regular series and creator, Bryan Fuller, says he still has hope for it.

“The thing that gives me a lot of hope is that first, I think show is wonderful, I think the cast is great. But also that NBC is putting it on the air. They don’t have to do that,” said Fuller.

The pilot, bearing the name of the Munsters’ address in the original series, still centers around goofy but loveable Herman Munster, his vampire wife Lily and her blood-sucking dad also known as Count Dracula.

Rounding out the Munster clan is, abnormally normal niece, Marilyn and son Eddie who is going through a monstrous transition as he hits puberty.

O’ Connell said he thinks fans will find homage in the new and folks who have never met any incarnation of the clan will find it fun too.

“While it is an homage to the original, I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to the people who don’t know the original,” said O’Connell.

This will be the third time (in series form) viewers take a trip to ‘1313.’

The first with the original series in 1964 and the second in 1987 with the syndicated sitcom, The Munsters Today.

The latter ran for three seasons which is one more longer than the original.

The Munsters also made a theatrical and several made-for television film appearances.

Unlike previous versions this will be a full hour of fright and be much darker in tone compared to the original–from Eddie learning about his werewolf power to Herman’s heart going on the fritz and needing a new one.

The pilot will air tonight (Friday, October 26th) at 8/7c on NBC.

Chime in: Are you up for seeing the Munsters return with a brand new spin?

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She Came Back.

Last Saturday the music industry, this nation and the world lost an icon—Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

Rest in Music, Whitney. 1963-2012.

I’ve processed this all week and I want to put a few of my thoughts into words and then let her music speak for itself.

She was and is “the voice” as Oprah said.

Houston had the ability to not only take her music but others and make it her own.

Houston’s voice had it’s own frequency—a beautiful frequency.

As a child of a nineties, Houston was already extremely successful when she was introduced into my life.

Thanks to my mom, The Preacher’s Wife, The Bodyguard and Waiting To Exhale were on my television often.

For me, Whitney is one of those individuals in the entertainment industry that will forever be timeless—Like Marilyn, Michael, Elvis, or Farrah.

Some say she was on the verge of a comeback from her trials and tribulations.

I say she came back. God guided her through the tough times.

She released a new album, I Look To You, in 2009 and still had that great gospel, R&B and pop feel to her voice. She starred in the remake of 1976’s Sparkle, which will be released this August. Moreover she looked healthy and happy.

Today’s home going brought a sense of closure.

It gave the world a view of the person who was Whitney.

Just as she impacted the world while she was on earth, she impacted us in her passing.

Whitney brought church to national television through her home going.

Lastly, Whitney had a strong faith and I know she is gracing that gospel choir in the heavens.

I want to send prayers and good thoughts to Cissy, Bobbi Kristina, Dionne, Bobby (Because they shared a love and will always have “Something in Common”—a daughter. Just because they divorced doesn’t mean they lost complete love and respect for one another) and anyone her gift touched.

Joshua’s Note: Thank You Whitney For Touching Our Lives With Your Godly Gift.

#ConversationStarter: #CaseyAnthony—After The Trial

Caylee Marie Anthony who was the two-year-old toddler at the center of the Anthony trial.

Once again the nation is abuzz about Casey Anthony after new video of the Florida mom surfaced.

In the summer of 2011, Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee.

This new video, filmed in October, is said to be part of Anthony’s therapy and was not intended for public consumption.

In the clip Anthony says this  is the first of many to be filmed.

There is no mention of her daughter, Caylee, in the video entry.

Watch Below.

The following is from HLN confirming the identity of the woman in the video.

Casey Anthony is indeed the woman on a new video circulating online, InSession’s Jean Casarez confirmed from Anthony’s attorney, Chaney Mason.

In a statement, Mason said “Casey has maintained notes and memoirs for her personal counseling. She did not upload or release this to YouTube. She doesn’t know how the video got on YouTube. She did not authorize it and therefore it had to be obtained illegally.”

Read the full article here.

So lets start a conversation.

Do you think the video was leaked by Anthony?

Was it leaked for monetary gain?

Other thoughts?

Comment below.