The Brady "kids" have been busy all year helping to renovate the Brady Bunch house (well, the Studio City home that served as its exterior shot). You may remember that HGTV bought the house last year and has been updating its interior to look like the Brady home we saw on TV. Well, the show they've been filming, A Very Brady Renovation, has a premiere date: Monday, September 9.
The show's host, Jasmine Roth, was interviewed in The Orange County Register about the project:
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...It was completely surreal to be able to work with the Brady kids, and I didn’t know what to expect at first because I was, “OK, are they going to be into this? Are they going to actually swing a hammer? Are they going to be excited? Are they going to remember things?” Because that was part of it, we don’t know the paint colors, we don’t know what stone was used on the fireplace, but being able to research and go back and watch the show and then to have the memories of the six Brady kids, who aren’t kids anymore, to help us was so cool, and everybody was really into it. So that made it so much more fun. They really wanted to work on it, they were super excited to make everything exactly like it was back when they were on the set as children, and for that I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out.
It’s interesting to see like, the show, it’s been 50 years, to see where everybody’s careers have taken them and all of their various experiences all kind of came back together to work on this project.
Are you a collector of groovy 70s decor? If so, you may have the missing pieces to the nearly-renovated Brady Bunch house.
The home that served as the exterior shot for the Brady Bunch is currently being gutted and rebuilt. HGTV and the Brady kids (who are, of course, now adults) are renovating the Studio City-based property to make its interior match what we saw on television. A Very Brady Renovation, the renovations' web series, is being shown on Facebook and a call was recently put out to locate some very specific furnishings that match ones from the original set.
Specifically, they are looking for the living room's credenza and the horse statue that sat on top of it (both shown above). They're also looking for the kitchen's double oven, the kitchen fridge/freezer, two fish trivets, the dining room's curio cabinet, the living room's massive table lamp and floral sofa, the antique radio from Greg's groovy pad, Alice's bedroom set, and the giraffe plushie from the girls' room. The wish list with photos is available at HGTV.
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HGTV lined up all six Brady kids in front of their iconic television home (well, the LA property that served as the exterior shot) to kickoff the network's upcoming series, "A Very Brady Renovation."
You may remember the network bought the Brady Bunch house earlier this year, outbidding N' Sync's Lance Bass. Now, it plans to restore the iconic home to its "full, resplendent, unabashedly ‘70s grandeur," according to a blog post.
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So, here’s the story. (Surely you didn’t think we’d pass up the opportunity to use that line.) Back in August, HGTV officially became the proud new owners of that quintessentially suburban split-level ranch seen in virtually every episode of The Brady Bunch. And you can rest assured that, with its penchant for magical, mind-blowing home makeovers, the network has some very special things in mind for this particular home transformation. It’s all part of — and will be documented in — a new series, A Very Brady Renovation (w.t.), scheduled to air on HGTV in September of 2019. And we suspect that even the most ardent Brady Bunch enthusiasts and purists will not be disappointed.
...For the first time in 14 years, all six siblings from the show’s original cast were reunited as they joined up with some of HGTV’s most well-known on-air talent. It was all part of an event to announce plans for the renovation and the accompanying series. TV siblings Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) gathered with Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine (Good Bones), siblings Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Lara Spencer (Flea Market Flip) for an on-camera walk-through of the home.
Funko has introduced a new two-pack of Pop! figures, except that one doesn't exist.
In a brilliant and hilarious move, Funko is selling a Pop! of Jan Brady (holding a rotary phone, no less) next to an empty space representing her imaginary beau, George Glass.
The limited edition pair will be available at Funko's booth at New York Comic-Con, which happens October 4-7, 2018. It will also be available at Books A Million.
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The Hollywood studio that crushed Lance Bass' dream of buying the Brady Bunch house has been revealed. It's HGTV. But the amount they paid has not yet been disclosed.
'N Sync singer Lance Bass ... was “heartbroken” when his deal fell through after the bidding deadline. In an Instagram post, he wrote that an undisclosed corporate buyer wanted the house "at any cost."
Bass doesn't seem to have any hard feelings, though. In a tweet published Tuesday, the singer explained, "How can you be mad at HGTV? My television is stuck on that channel." He added, "Kudos, HGTV. I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again."
Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced the sale Tuesday morning:
“One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those Brady Bunch fans on the call... You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can. More detail to come over the next few months but we’ll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories about this beloved piece of American TV history.”
Buy, buy, buy.
Here's the story of how 'N Sync's Lance Bass won and then lost the Brady Bunch house
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'N Sync's Lance Bass tweeted on Friday afternoon how he had won the bid to buy the real-life Brady Bunch house.
A couple of Brady kids congratulated him.
Actress Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady), wrote:
Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) wrote:
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I really didn’t know I cared that much until I found out that the house will be owned by someone who will give it live. Besides, in his efforts to experience space travel, he underwent Cosmonaut training. That makes Bass a living personification if a Bobby Brady dream sequence! Grats man!
But by Saturday night, he shared that the agent called to tell him a Hollywood studio was willing to buy the house "at any cost":
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Marcia Marcia Marcia!
Im feeling heartbroken today. As many of you may have heard, we placed the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house—at least that’s what we were told. The agent representing the estate informed us we made the winning bid (which was WAY over the asking price) after the final deadline for all offers had passed—even writing up the “winning bid” for my team after informing me of the good news.
The house at Klump Ave. and Dilling St. in Studio City, also known as the Brady Bunch house, has been put on the market for $1.885 million.
The Brady Bunch house, a Traditional-style residence near the Colfax Meadows neighborhood, was used for outdoor representations of the beloved television family’s abode. That included the show’s opening and closing scenes as well as numerous interludes to denote the time of day. Interior scenes for “The Brady Bunch” were filmed in studio.
Violet and George McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 1973 for $61,000, records show. The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974 before moving into reruns in syndication.
Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who is listing the property, said the split-level house has been updated and upgraded but retains almost the exact interior decor from that era, though the layout does not resemble the TV show home.
The article reports that Carswell is expecting many lookie-loos and to thwart the masses, he will not be holding any open houses. Interested buyers will need to book an appointment to see the "never-ending attraction." There's also a chance that its new owners will tear it down as it "sits in an area that has been ripe for tear-downs and new development." Caswell says the sellers would prefer to sell it to someone who will preserve it.
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