NBC's "Munsters" reboot "Mockingbird Lane" is starting to fill up.
"Mockingbird Lane," written by "Pushing Daisies" and "Wonderfalls" creator Bryan Fuller, is a reinvention of the classic "Munsters" '60s sitcom. Jerry O' Connell has been cast as Munsters patriarch Herman and Portia de Rossi is slated to play his vampire wife, Lily. The couple's son, Eddie, will be played by Mason Cook and Eddie Izzard has signed on to play Grandpa Munster.
Deadline reports that Jackson will play Eddie's charming, cheerful new Boy Scout leader, Steve. His character is a widower with no children of his own and soon he develops feelings for Lily.
In more casting news ...
"Gilmore Girls" alum Chris Eigeman is heading to "Bunheads" Eigeman is teaming up with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino again as the director of a play that Michelle (Sutton Foster) and Fanny (fellow "Gilmore Girls" vet Kelly Bishop) attend named Conor on the ABC Family dramedy. The actor recently played Hannah's boss on the first episode of "Girls." [TVLine]
B.J. Novak may become a consulting producer on "The Mindy Project" Mindy Kaling's former "Office"-mate was an executive producer of the Fox pilot and is reportedly in talks to serve as a consulting producer on the show. [Vulture]
Beth Grant is the nosy neighbor on "Mockingbird Lane" The veteran actress from Bryan Fuller's other projects will play Maryanne, a fortysomething woman who uses a wheelchair and is very suspicious of the Munsters in the reboot of the '60s classic. [TVLine]