Even though it’s been 50 years since The Brady Bunch first captured the hearts of American families on the small screen, the cast is still as close as ever. Now, thanks in large part to HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation, the six actors who played the Brady kids are reuniting right before our very eyes.
“It is honestly so magical,” Maureen McCormick, who played eldest daughter Marcia Brady, exclusively told Closer Weekly at the 21st Annual HollyRod Foundation’s DesignCare Gala in Malibu on Saturday, July 27. “I cannot wait for the world to start seeing the shows and start watching the whole transformation.”
A Very Brady Renovation, a series showcasing the renovation of the home that was used for the exterior shots on The Brady Bunch from 1969-1974, debuts Monday, September 9. The house was purchased by HGTV for $3.5 million in 2018 and is getting a makeover to look like the interior seen on the show.
“It’s actually one of the nicest projects I’ve ever been involved with,” Maureen, 62, noted. “It’s kind of like one big happy family — it really is. Everyone at the network has just put their heart and soul into it and it’s a real celebration. This year is our 50th anniversary, so it’s all happening at the same time, which is great.”
As for what it’s like to reunite with her former costars — including Eve Plumb (Jan Brady), Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady), Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady) — on A Very Brady Renovation, she says it’s a “classy” and “fun” opportunity.
“I love that we are [close],” the Outsiders Inn star added. “We all live in different areas and have gone on with our lives and done so many different things. It’s always really nice to come back together, but I think we all haven’t been together on something in a really long time. Some people have done one project and other have not done this one. But for all of us to have come back, it means that this one, I think, is really special.”
The singer and author — a self-described “huge fan” of HGTV — is beyond thrilled to introduce a new generation to The Brady Bunch and thinks it’s “crazy” it has stayed in the pop culture zeitgeist for so long. When it comes to the reason behind its staying power, Maureen simply noted that “there’s a lot of heart.”
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