HGTV, which in August bought the real-life home used for the iconic exteriors of TV's "The Brady Bunch," announced Thursday it had reunited the living original cast members for a walk-through that will be aired on an upcoming renovation show about the home.
The original Brady children — actors Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) — joined HGTV stars 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 Garden City's Lara Spencer ("Flea Market Flip") on a tour for "A Very Brady Renovation," scheduled to premiere in September 2019.
What the network calls "a full-scale overhaul" of the three-bedroom, three-bath house at 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California, will include "a '70s-inspired rehab" of the interior and a 2,000-square-foot addition — "all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view."
Behind-the-scenes footage of this first production day will become available on HGTV's social media and official website at some undisclosed point, the network added.
The house, used for the exterior of the home of Mike and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson, Robert Reed) and their blended family of six children — plus housekeeper Alice (Ann B. Davis) — in the widely syndicated 1969-74 ABC sitcom, became an icon for baby-boomer culture and succeeding generations.
The real-life house does not include the familiar second-floor window seen on TV — in actuality a prop hung on wires to give the illusion of a second story. As well, the interior does not resemble that of the TV show, which was shot at Paramount Studios' Stage 5 in Hollywood.
The house had hit the market in mid-July with an asking price of $1.885 million. Designed and built by Luther B. Carson, the house was sold by his widow, Louise Weddington Carson, in 1973 to Violet and George McCallister for $61,000. Following the deaths of both McCallisters, it went to the couple's children.