Get excited because “The Brady Bunch” kids are coming back to TV — and they’re building the real-life version of the home they lived in on the series. The Brady Bunch has been mostly a beloved relic from the past. But HGTV is swooping in to change all that.
HGTV will debut a new show, A Very Brady Renovation, next year. The show features all six of the original Brady Bunch kids — Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, and Cindy. Or, at least, the former child stars who played them on TV.
In the show, the Brady stars will renovate the actual Brady Bunch house in California. The facade of the house was used for the show from 1969 to 1974, but the interior of the house wasn’t. The stars instead filmed interior scenes on a Hollywood stage set.
The actors and actresses will join experienced designers from shows like the Property Brothers to achieve their mission: to transform the current interior of the Brady house into the ’70s version from the show.
The original Brady Bunch aired for only five years, but generations of children have grown up knowing and loving the Brady family. One glance at these group shots and you’re liable to have the theme song stuck in your head for days. It’s been a long time since there’s been any new Brady content to enjoy, but the long wait is over, my friends. The Brady children are officially reuniting for a special HGTV series, A Very Brady Renovation.
The series will feature the original child cast of The Brady Bunch helping to renovate the actual Brady Bunch house in Studio City, California.
Until now, most of the former child stars had never even seen the inside of the house. The actual house was used only for exterior shots, while all interior scenes were filmed on a sound stage in Hollywood.
The house went on the market earlier this year.
HGTV bought it soon after — and now we know why!
Filming for the show is officially underway. All six of the Brady children are participating, including Barry Williams, who played Greg. And Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia.
And Christopher Knight, who played Peter.
Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) are also on set.
The Brady stars are working with several HGTV veterans, including Jonathan and Drew Scott from the Property Brothers, to renovate the house. The renovations will cost an estimated $352,000, People reports.
A few weeks ago, HGTV posted a teaser video of the stars entering the Brady house together for the very first time.
“It’s great to see my Brady brothers and sisters. It’s thrilling. It’s really amazing,” Mike Lookinland said.
But the inside of the house doesn’t look anything like it did in the show’s stage sets, to the stars’ surprise.
“Going into the house is odd,” Barry Williams remarked. “We expect to come through the door and see things that look familiar. And this isn’t familiar — yet.”
Together, the crew will transform the house’s interior into a version that matches the show, ’70s decor and all.
Needless to say, people are pretty pumped for this show to hit the air.
“Groovy! Great to see you all together for this,” one fan tweeted.
“Wow even Eve is there. This was a tear jerker. I can’t wait to see this,” another wrote.
The only thing missing? The Brady parents, Robert Reed (Mike) and Florence Henderson (Carol), and the housekeeper, Ann B. Davis (Alice). All three actors have died.
This isn’t the first-ever Brady reunion. In 2007, several of the kids reunited with Florence to accept an award at the TV Land Awards.