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Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster in reboot of 'Munsters' series

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Yvonne De Carlo originated the role of Lily Munster.

She's one of the classic matriarchs of 1960s TV: Monster mom Lily Munster, played elegantly and humorously by Yvonne De Carlo.

And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Portia de Rossi will play the vamping vampire in a new NBC reboot of the sitcom.

Jerry O'Connell will take on Fred Gwynne's role as Herman, the stumbling Frankenstein's monster-like dad, and comic Eddie Izzard will play Lily's dad, Grandpa, who was played by Al Lewis in the original show. Mason Cook, a young actor from "Spy Kids in 4D," will play Lily and Herman's son Eddie, played originally by Butch Patrick.

The drama is being written by Bryan Fuller, the creator of "Pushing Daisies." It's scheduled to air in 2013.

Was Lily a favorite character for you? Will you watch a new "Munsters"? 

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