The Munsters

The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters.  The series originally aired on Thursday at 7:30pm on CBS from September 24th, 1964, to May 12th, 1966.  Seventy episodes were produced.

The series stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster.  The show was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver.  It ran concurrently with the similarly themed The Addams Family.
  The Munsters was broadcast weekly on BBC1 in the UK.  It was cancelled after ratings dropped to a low due to the premiere of ABC’s Batman, which was in color.  Though ratings were low during its initial two-year run, The Munsters found a large audience in syndication. This popularity warranted a spin-off series, as well as several films, including one with a theatrical release.

 

 

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