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The Brady’s are Back Tonight

"Brady Bunch" stars and HGTV's "Property Brothers" TV-friendly internal redesign of the house used for exterior shots. (Photo:Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY)

By Valerie Milano

Members of “The Brady Bunch,” cast, from left, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen participate in HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation” panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/9/19 – Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!  One of America’s first beloved TV families, The Brady Bunch, comes back to our TV screens to reveal the iconic remodeling of the famous Brady Bunch house! Chalk full of nostalgia and memories of simpler times, President of HGTV Jane Latman sat down with the stars of the Brady Bunch to converse on the process of this monumental series!

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The Brady house has always held a certain romance for its viewers. Whether fans recall the vanity that Marcia Brady tirelessly groomed herself in front of, or the timeless structure of the staircase, this house is ingrained in many minds around the globe. The sentimental value of the historical house is also shared amongst some members of the cast! Maureen McCormick admits, “I had such an affinity for this house just because it’s weird but in some sort of a way I’m a fan of it just like America I think loves it. Like, I have that same love for this house and when I was told that I could be a part of this and that they were going to really let us demolish things and then rebuild them, I was like, “Oh my gosh, the chance of a lifetime, really.”

Cast members of the hit 70’s show were assigned particular rooms and objects to help remodel and design. Eve Plumb (Jan Brady) recalls the task of recreating the lovable housekeeper Alice’s room. “we studied — they studied every single frame that was available. I worked on that with Lara Spencer. And we shopped for the things that we could find for her dresser. We had a real hard time finding those lamps. We had to sort of recreate them. But the way that they did all of it was to take a freeze-frame of that scene and try to find each item or recreate each item in that room. So, we found a chair that was very — that was almost exactly like the one that was in it. And so on, and so forth. But the bonus room back there is because the house that was there previously had a bathroom off of that bedroom. So now, Alice has a bathroom. And so, we got to do that out of whole cloth. We did special yellow colors and we had a vanity built for the sink, and so that’s a special bonus room for Alice to have a nice bubble bath in there.”

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Thankfully, a lot of the former Brady’s have renovation experience that they were able to bring to HGTV for this highly anticipated series. Christopher Knight (Peter Brady) shares his own experiences with renovation. “ I built a few homes. I built the home that I lived in, I don’t live in now, but I — luckily we, I think all, had some money when we ended our days with “The Brady Bunch” and I put mine into real estate at the right time and then started doing not flips initially, but just buying homes in the first stages of development that were, you know, multiple-staged and just wrote it up. That ultimately led to renovations. And I did my first, my only rental when I was like 24.”

It will no doubt be a beautiful, nostalgic and groovy ride to watch a Very Brady Renovation, September 9th on HGTV!

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.