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Portia de Rossi Cast As Mother Munster in Mockingbird Lane

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21:  Actress Portia de Rossi poses backstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo held at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Better Off Ted alum Portia de Rossi may soon be getting a black-and-white dye job for the part of Lily Munster in NBC's Mockingbird Lane, Deadline is reporting. Along with "husband" Herman Munster played by Jerry O'Connell and "executive transvestite" stand-up comic Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster, this is shaping up to be one seriously sarcastic and playfully macabre family. Now for whether director Bryan Fuller — who tweeted earlier today that "cameras are rolling" — can revive the diorama-style visuals from his (sorely) short-lived ABC series Pushing Daisies.

Photo: Jason Merritt/2012 Getty Images