06/05/2012 09:21 am ET

Jerry O'Connell Will Play Herman Munster In 'Mockingbird Lane,' NBC Reboot Of 'The Munsters'

The Munsters are on their way back to Mockingbird Lane, and they finally have a dad.

According to TVLine, Jerry O'Connell has been cast as Herman Munster in "Mockingbird Lane," the NBC reboot of the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters." The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed this report.

O'Connell is set to play the family patriarch, joining Eddie Izzard, who was previously cast as Grandpa Munster and Mason Cook, who will play Herman's werewolf son Eddie.

Spearheaded by "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller, the NBC pilot was ordered in November with production slated for Spring 2012. The project's development was pushed back due to casting issues.

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