Here’s the story of a TV renovation we can’t wait to see: Six original stars of The Brady Bunch came together to help HGTV launch a new series that aims to fix up the real-life Brady Bunch house.
The series, A Very Brady Renovation, will see HGTV stars like Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers) and Lara Spencer (Flea Market Flip) fix up the Los Angeles house that served as the exterior of the Bradys’ TV home during the beloved show’s 1969-74 run on CBS. The renovators will give the property “a ’70s-inspired rehab” that adds 2,000 square feet to the original footprint while maintaining the iconic street view and recreating the show’s kitschy interior design.
All six Brady kids — Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) — joined the renovators on Thursday for a walk-through of the property, marking the first time all six actors had been together in nearly 15 years. (Their TV parents Robert Reed and Florence Henderson have both passed away, as has Ann B. Davis, who played housemaid Alice.)
HGTV promises “additional surprise celebrity guests” when A Very Brady Renovation makes its debut in September 2019. (Davy Jones is no longer with us, unfortunately… but maybe Joe Namath is available?)
'Brady Bunch' kids then and now
'Brady Bunch' kids then and now
All the Brady kids in 1969, the very first season of the show. Clockwise top left: Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Christopher Knight and Barry Williams.
The Brady girls in 1969.
Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady, Eve Plumb as Jan Brady and Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady in a 1972 episode.
Maureen McCormick in 1972, the height of "The Brady Bunch" popularity. She was 16 in this photo.
Maureen and Mike circa 1978, after "The Brady Bunch" was off the air.
Mauren McCormick in 1981.
Maureen McCormick in the 1990s.
Maureen McCormick and husband Michael Cummings in 1998.
Maureen McCormick in 2005.
Mauren McCormick in September 2017.
Barry Williams in a 1972 episode. He was 18 in this photo.
Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams attending the 1972 premiere of The Who's rock opera "Tommy."
Barry Williams in 2014.
Barry Williams in October 2017.
Mike Lookinland and Barry William with Eve Plumb in an early "Brady" episode.
Eve Plumb as Jan in a 1971 episode.
Eve Plumb poses for a photo in 1972, when she was 14.
Eve Plumb in 1980.
Eve Plumb in 1988.
Eve Plumb in 2009.
Eve Plumb in 2015.
Eve Plumb in July 2017.
Christopher Knight in a 1972 episode. He was 15 in this photo.
Most of the original cast reunited for "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour," which launched after the original series wrapped. Missing was Eve Plumb, who didn't want to commit to the contract. She was replaced by Geri Reischl, who fans quickly dubbed "Fake Jan."
Christopher Knight in1987 at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Christopher Knight in 2010.
Christopher Knight in 2012.
Florence Henderson and Christopher Knight in 2014.
Christopher Knight and Florence Henderson in 2016.
Christopher Knight in May 2017.
Robbie Rist was introduced in the final season of "The Brady Bunch" as Cousin Oliver. Producers hoped that adding a child would restore some of the youthfulness of the earlier seasons.
Robbie Rist recording for Disney Channel in recent years.
Robbie Rist in 2015.
Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady and Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady in 1971.
Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady in 1973. She famously no longer wanted to wear pigtails on the show as she got older but was met with resistance from producers.
Susan and Maureen in the 1980s.
Florence Henderson and Susan Olsen in the 1990s.
Florence and Susan in 2016.
Susan Olsen and Barry Williams in 2008.
Susan Olsen in 2009.
Maureen McCormick and Susan Olsen in the mid 2000s.
Mike Lookinland in 1971.
Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland in 1972.
Ann B. Davis, Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland in 1989.
Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Kelly Ripa, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Florence Henderson and Maureen McCormick in 2007.
Mike Lookinland in 2007 during the 5th Annual TV Land Awards.
Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen in May 2017.