By Reviving Tales From the Crypt, Turner Is Literally Bringing Shows Back From the Dead

Part of new horror block from M. Night Shyamalan

It's been quite a week for fans of 1990s nostalgia.

A few days after The CW said it would bring back sketch comedy show MADtv for a prime-time run, TNT became the second network to go to the TV graveyard, quite literally in fact.

Teaming up with M. Night Shyamalan, TNT has greenlit a 10-episode revival of the horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt, based on the original EC Comics, complete with a brand new Crypt Keeper.

The anthology series will anchor a new Tales From the Crypt-branded horror block of programming for the Turner network, which is slated to premiere next year.

"I'm really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures," said Shyamalan. "That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring."

To fill out the new programming block, TNT has ordered a pilot for Time of Death, a 24-esque anthology series from IM Global Television, which will tell its story in real-time. The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life. TNT also has psychological thriller Creatures in development.

The original Tales From the Crypt aired for seven seasons on HBO from 1989 to 1996.