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Exclusive: Bryan Fuller Fave Beth Grant Cast as Munster Neighbor in NBC's Mockingbird Lane

Beth Grant Mockingbird LaneEvery neighborhood needs a busybody, and now Mockingbird Lane has one.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Beth Grant will play the part of Maryanne, a fortysomething woman who uses a wheelchair and is very suspicious of  her creepy new neighbors, in NBC’s upcoming reboot of The Munsters.

You’ll recognize the veteran character actress from previous stints on Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls, which were also helmed by Mockingbird’s Bryan Fuller — and both in which Grant played a quirky character named Marianne Marie Beattle.

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The original Munsters, which ran from 1964-66, had no character called Maryanne — maybe Fuller created the role with Grant in mind? (If she starts baking muffins, we’ll know something’s up.)

The actress joins a cast that includes Portia DeRossi and Jerry O’Connell as Lily and Herman Munster, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn.