NBC’s Mockingbird Lane Recasts Matriarch
NBC has found a new Lily Munster to help fill out the cast of their upcoming The Munsters remake, Mockingbird Lane. Deadline recently announced the role will be going to Portia de Rossi after actress Mariana Klaveno was forced to drop out. Klaveno was originally cast in the role contingent on her being let go from a contract with ABC for the pilot Devious Maids. When ABC Studios declined to release the actress, the role was then sent back to be recast. Now enter Portia de Rossi, who I loved in both Arrested Development and Better off Ted. She will be joining the current cast which consists of Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster (husband to Lily), Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster, and Mason Cook as 10-year-old Eddie Munster.