Portia de Rossi to Star in 'Munsters' Reboot

6.13.2012

By Peter Frost

Ellen's gal is set to premiere in NBC's reboot of the classic '60s television show this fall

Portia de Rossi will be returning to television screens this fall! According to The Hollywood Reporter, de Rossi has signed on to star in NBC's reboot of classic 60's television show The Munsters

De Rossi, best known for playing Lindsay Bluth in Arrested Development, has signed on to play family mother (and vampire wife) Lily Munster, a role played by Yvonne De Carlo in the original series. The reboot, titled Mockingbird Lane, is being helmed by Pushing Daises show runner Bryan Fuller, and is said to put a bit of a twist on the original concept of the show, exploring the origins of the original plotlines. (In other news, everyone has been weighing in on de Rossi's new bob. Ellen DeGeneres has said she thinks it's "adorable.")

Alongside de Rossi, actors Jerry O’Connell and Eddie Izzard are set to play Herman and Grandpa Munster, respectively. 

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