"The Munsters" won't get new life on NBC after all.

The network has decided not to go ahead with "Mockingbird Lane," which was shepherded by Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies").

"I tweet with a heavy heart," Fuller said on Thursday. "NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support."

The pilot -- which NBC aired as a pre-Halloween special -- drew 5.4 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, giving the network its best demo in the 8 p.m. Friday slot in two years. After its debut, TVLine readers gave the sneak peek an average grade of "B+" in our poll.

So, what's the problem?

The modernized Munster family featured "The Defenders"' Jerry O'Connell as Frankenstein-ish Herman, "Arrested Development"'s Portia de Rossi as his vampire wife Lily, "Spy Kids: All The Time in the World 4D"'s Mason Cook as their budding werewolf son Eddie, British actress Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn (aka the normal one) and "The Riches"' Eddie Izzard as the ravenous Grandpa.

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