NBC’s recent announcement that it was revamping “The Munsters” into an hour-long drama – with Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, no less – has The Jimbo List considering all sorts of possibilities for new versions of old shows. Here are 10 suggestions sure to grab plenty of viewers.
PLAYTEX 90 – Weekly morality plays broadcast live, a la “Playhouse 90,” but with the actors wearing only undergarments.
BANG, ZOOM – David Chase’s take on “The Honeymooners,” starring James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet and Edward Norton as Ed Norton.
MY MOTHER THE iPHONE – Patton Oswalt is a lovable loser whose iPhone is the reincarnated spirit of his buttinski mom.
DANCING WITH BONANZA – A widowed rancher and his three grown sons mete out frontier justice while competing in the rumba, waltz and cha cha.
HAVE PHOTOSHOP, WILL TRAVEL – Thomas Jane plays a moody ex-cop with graphics skills who solves people’s problems by altering their profile pictures.
OUTER LIMITS OF THE JERSEY SHORE – One of these pinheads is a freakin’ space alien, and we’re not leaving the club until we find the *?#&!
MAYBERRY METH – Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer star as a small-town sheriff and his deputy, trying to bust up a local network of meth labs. With John C. Reilly as Otis.
THE BROODY BUNCH – Estranged family members work out their “issues” in a suburban raised ranch, during an ice storm, via text messages.
I’VE GOT A SEXUAL SECRET – A panel of celebrity shrinks sort through contestants’ social media postings to ferret out embarrassing fetishes and self-destructive tendencies.
HOLLYWOOD HAZEL – Zooey Deschanel is a maid for a household that includes a drug kingpin, a high-priced call girl and a 6-year-old beauty pageant winner.
Let’s see the new “Munsters” top that!