We’re getting closer to the actual 50th Anniversary of Classic TV’s most enduring family sitcom, The Brady Bunch. That milestone is being celebrated by the September 9 arrival of HGTV’s reality series A Very Brady Renovation, which will show the transformation of the interior of the home that served as the Bradys’ exterior to match the sets built on the Paramount Pictures lot during the show’s production (it sounds more confusing than it is). The thing most exciting for fans? The fact that the show’s siblings — played by Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen — are all a part of it.
Well, before you check out that particular renovation project, may we suggest you immerse yourself into the world of all things Brady by checking out some of the articles we’ve been doing featuring interviews, overviews and more.
Go Behind the Scenes of Every ‘Brady’ Series: This is an overall, interview-filled look back at The Brady Bunch, The Brady Kids Saturday morning cartoon, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, A Very Brady Christmas, The Bradys, the movie spinoffs and A Very Brady Renovation.
Maureen McCormick: We all know it’s hard to look at Maureen and not think, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” — but there’s a lot more to her. This collection of articles reveals the real Maureen, exploring the highs and lows of her life and sharing the genuine joy she feels reuniting with her onscreen siblings for the latest Brady project. Plus, see what she had to say about Florence Henderson, Robert Reed and Ann B. Davis.
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: This one is the true oddity of the entire Brady canon — the actors are playing their characters who are hosting a variety show — and the only one that wasn’t released as a part of the recent Brady box set of DVDs. This particular piece provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the show came about and what went on during its short history.
Our Exclusive Interview with Christopher Knight: As The Brady Bunch gets ready to turn 50, we had the opportunity to sit down with Peter himself to discuss his half century as part of the Bunch. “It’s odd and wonderful at the same time,” Christopher told us. “And it’s not bad to be loved and not having to fight the idea that this thing is going to cripple the future of my career. I don’t have those concerns at this time in my life. It’s just a wonderful honor.” There’s so much more.
The First Brady Bunch Kids Reunion in 15 Years: The cast share their feelings about being together — all six of them — for the first time in a decade and a half just to be part of HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation. As you’ll be able to tell, it’s a wonderful experience for them. Sadly, though, it’s also likely to be the final on camera project we’ll see them in.
Exclusive Interview with Barry Williams: Now it’s Greg’s turn! In our conversation with the former Johnny Bravo he discusses the impact the show had on his life, exactly how he found out that it was coming to an end and how he survived the so-called “child star curse” where so many others didn’t. Of the latter, he told us, “There were six of us as opposed to one or two in the show. That creates a whole different dynamic; there’s six of us trying to figure out what’s going on, and what all this attention is about, and the workload, the responsibilities, adjustments in school, adjustments in public, being recognized — all of that.” That’s only the tip of the iceberg of this discussion.