The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history. While the show wasn’t particularly popular during its original run, it gained popularity big time when it went into syndication.
Over four decades later, references to the iconic show are still made on a regular basis (tell me you haven’t screamed “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” at some point in your life), and the actors who portrayed the blended family still keep in touch. In fact, they’re teaming up with each other and with HGTV for a special project, A Very Brady Renovation.
We first heard about the project when news had leaked that ‘NSync’s Lance Bass was interested in buying the property used for exterior shots on The Brady Bunch. It seemed like all but a sure thing until we learned that he was outbid at the last minute by HGTV. Now we’re learning more about the project and who’s involved.
The Brady Bunch is one of the most iconic shows in American television history. The show followed a widower with three sons who married a woman with three daughters.
The show has spun some truly iconic moments that are still referenced in pop culture. Throughout the ’90s and even today, the show has led to satire, variety shows, jokes, and memes.
Last year, it came to the attention of the public that the home used for exterior shots of the show was for sale. Lance Bass made an offer on the property and was thought to be the one who would walk away with it.
That all changed with a last-minute bid from HGTV. Lance was definitely not happy with how things worked out, but there are rumors he may be featured in some capacity on the show.
HGTV announced A Very Brady Renovation in November 2018. The show would follow the actors from The Brady Bunch working with HGTV personalities to bring the home back to its ’70s glory.
Filming for the show is underway, and now we’re learning new details about what to expect. All six of the Brady children will appear, each tasked with transforming a different part of the home.
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, will work on the front of the home, as well as the entryway and living room. She’ll get some assistance from Drew and Jonathan Scott of The Property Brothers.
Mike Lookinland, who played Bobby, will work on the second-floor landing, hallway, and boys’ bedroom. He’ll get help from Good Bones stars Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak.
Karen and Mina will also help Susan Olsen, who played Cindy. Together, they’ll take on the girls’ bedroom and bathroom. They’ll also help out with the second-floor landing and hallway.
Eve Plumb, who played the role of Jan, is tackling the family room and the kitchen. She’ll work with Restored by the Fords stars Leanne Ford and her brother Steve.
Christopher Knight, who played Peter, will work on the master suite. Jasmine Roth of Hidden Potential will work with him on that.
Barry Williams, who played Greg, will work with Christopher and Jasmine on Mike’s den and office. Barry will also team up with Eve to take on Greg’s attic and Alice’s room, with the help of Lara Spencer of Flea Market Flip.
The renovation is no small project. HGTV is reportedly adding 2,000 square feet to the existing home to match the set of the Brady home. A fan who happened to drive by the Studio City home saw the work well underway in early March.
It’s going to be fascinating to watch the Brady cast bonding and turning back the hands of time to make the house a 1970s masterpiece. A Very Brady Renovation is set to air this September.