We Should All Probably Be Sad Mockingbird Lane Was Canceled Now

The first preview for Bryan Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane TV series — now smushed into a TV movie by NBC, after paying $10 million for it and then somehow deciding it’s not what they wanted — is finally here, and guess what? It looks pretty damned good. Given Fuller’s track record of Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, the first season of Heroes, and all that, I don’t know why I’m so surprised, but I’m also kind of surprised to discover Mockingbird Lane is actually funny — with all those somber preview shots, I guess I forgot this was going to be a comedy (I’m kind of dumb, admittedly). Anyways, the show looks pretty great, Eddie Izzard is perfect for Grandpa Munster (that is a sentence I never thought I’d type) and now I’m genuinely sad we’re not getting an actual show out of this.