Jerry O’Connell

‘The Munsters’ Re-Boot Officially Kaput!

Jerry O’Connell and Portia De Rossi’s reboot of classic TV show The Munsters has officially been axed despite drawing millions of viewers over Halloween.

The cult 1960s series was revived as Mockingbird Lane starring O’Connell as Herman Munster, De Rossi as his vampire bride Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster.

However, bosses at NBC had a mixed reaction to the finished product and put the sitcom on the back burner.

They aired the pilot episode as a Halloween special in October, drawing more than 5.4 million viewers, but TV executives have now decided to axe the project for good.

Creator/executive producer Bryan Fuller confirmed the news in a post on Twitter.com, writing, “I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with Mockingbird Lane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”

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Kelly Ripa Finds Permanent Co-Host

The producers of Live! with Kelly say Kelly Ripa’s new co-host will be revealed on the show September 4th.

Ripa has been without a permanent co-host since Regis Philbin left the show in November 2011 and she has welcomed 59 guest co-hosts since Philbin’s departure.

Ripa will solo host on September 3rd, when the show’s new season kicks off, and the regular co-host, one of the 59 who has already guest co-hosted, will join her the next morning.

Ripa and her new co-host will interview Homeland actress Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.

Daniel Radcliffe, Alec Baldwin, Cat Deeley, Carrie Ann Inaba, Jerry O’Connell and Neil Patrick Harris a are among those who have joined Ripa on the show.

While no front-runner has ever been indicated, it’s believed those closest to getting the job are Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers, former NFL star Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban.

Live! With Kelly C0-Hosts For Week of Feb 13

LIVE! With Kelly has announced the three guest co-hosts who will join Kelly Ripa the week of February 6-10, 2012.

February 6, 2012 – “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer and Season 13 finalist DEREK HOUGH kicks off the week as Kelly’s guest co-host for the day. The guests are actress Debra Messing, and, from “The Middle,” young actor Atticus Shaffer.

February 7, 2012 – Former New York Giants player and “Fox NFL Sunday” broadcaster MICHAEL STRAHAN joins Kelly and guests Sarah Michelle Gellar and Michael Weatherly.

February 8, 2012 – Kelly and MICHAEL STRAHAN team up for a second day and welcome actors Denzel Washington and Vanessa Hudgens.

February 9, 2012 – JERRY O’CONNELL and Kelly sit down with actor Ryan Reynolds, as well as Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese of “Jersey Shore.”

February 10, 2012 – JERRY O’CONNELL shares a second day with Kelly, and the two welcome action star Dwayne Johnson, plus another very special guest: O’Connell’s lovely wife Rebecca Romijn.

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