Kristen Bell for The Munsters Reboot?

... Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello has an unhealthy obsession with both Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell and getting people excited about casual conversations he has with celebrities, so take this with a grain of salt. He spoke with Bryan Fuller about his upcoming The Munsters "reimagining" and suggested Kristen Bell for the part of Marilyn, the "normal" cousin. Fuller said Bell would be "perfect" for the role, and then both men squealed like little girls. [EW]

... Welcome to your next TV trend: shows set in the glory days of black and white! TNT has picked up Hollywood & Vine, a noir drama set during the 1950s. The show will follow a tough-guy private eye who takes on anyone and everyone. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Meanwhile, last year's TV trend is still popping: MTV is working with comic-book legend Stan Lee on a new superhero web series that he hopes to turn into a TV show. Details on Seekers are still under wraps, but Lee says it spans centuries and is high-concept. [MTV]

... Move over, Modern Family! (Actually, don't.) CBS has picked up an untitled family comedy from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company. The show is about an opinionated suburban dad who cares for a blended family. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Even more family comedy! ABC has picked up a script for Suburgatory, a single-camera family comedy about a teenage girl who moves from a city to the suburbs. [THR]

... NBC has picked up Echelon, a sci-fi thriller about government surveillance, from the writer of 300. The drama follows a special team that investigates unexplainable events caught on camera. The name of that team? G.H.O.S.T., which stands for Global Hierarchical Observation Strategy Taskforce. Why do writers come up with the acronym before the actual name? [THR]

... ABC has picked up 20 more episodes of Melissa & Joey, its new "hit" "comedy" starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence as two people named Melissa and Joey. Ohhh, that's where the title came from. [Deadline Hollywood]

... And finally, Fox has picked up an animated series based on Napoleon Dynamite and a comedy from Jonah Hill about a famous seven-year-old boy who faces challenges when he goes to a normal elementary school. [Variety]

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