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‘The Brady Bunch’ Stars Get Nostalgic at the ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ Premiere Party

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‘The Brady Bunch’ Stars Get Nostalgic at the ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ Premiere Party
“And that’s the way we remade the Brady House…” chimes the theme song of “A Very Brady Renovation,” the upcoming Hgtv series that follows the recreation of the classic TV set inside the L.A. property which served as the home’s on-camera exterior.

It’s just the latest stop as the nostalgia train keeps on, keeps on, keeps on moving long after “The Brady Bunch” wrapped up its initial five-season run in 1974. The series has spawned spin-off shows, movies, albums, a variety hour and a cartoon, not to mention the millions of dollars of merchandise sold around the series. But this latest update proves far superior to any “Brady Bunch” lunch box.

“This has been a special one because we didn’t have to play Bobby and Cindy — we could be ourselves. And it’s the 50th anniversary [of the premiere],” “Brady Bunch” actor Mike Lookinland explained to reporters at the
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‘A Very Brady Renovation’: Here’s The Story Of A Brady Kids Reunion 15 Years In The Making – TCA

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The beloved Brady 6 are back together after more than 15 years thanks to Hgtv’s four-part series, A Very Brady Renovation. During the show’s presentation at the TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton, The Brady Bunch alums Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) convened onstage to dish on the reunion.

Through the years, there have been a number of Brady revivals and reunions that have involved some of the original cast members, but for this one, it was important that everyone was involved.

“There are so many elements that had to come together to make this thing work. It’s almost unfathomable,” Williams said. “I love these people. We’ve had great relationships our entire lives but not all together at the same time. It was crucial to have every single person on this stage in that show.
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15 greatest Thanksgiving TV episodes ever, ranked best to worst, include ‘Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ ‘Cheers’

15 greatest Thanksgiving TV episodes ever, ranked best to worst, include ‘Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ ‘Cheers’
The best kind of Thanksgiving leftovers are the ones from the past five decades of television. Our favorite TV shows have provided the sort of memories that last long beyond the turkey and stuffing that will be gone by the weekend after. Take a photo gallery tour above with the greatest Thanksgiving episodes in TV history. Click through and enjoy reliving the following special holiday programs.

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1. The Bob Newhart Show; “Over the River and Through the Woods” (1975)

Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) and friends Jerry (Peter Bonerz), Howard (Bill Daily), and Mr. Carlin (Jack Riley) get completely drunk while spending the holiday at Bob’s apartment. His wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) is back at home visiting her family. You’ve got to see how the boys order Chinese food for Thanksgiving.

2. Wkrp in Cincinnati; “Turkeys Away” (1978)

Les Nessman (Richard Sanders) reports Hindenburg-style from a
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‘The Brady Bunch’ Kids Reunite To Launch HGTV Series That Will Renovate Sitcom’s House

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‘The Brady Bunch’ Kids Reunite To Launch HGTV Series That Will Renovate Sitcom’s House
The kids from The Brady Bunch held a family reunion of sorts in Los Angeles to kick off an HGTV series that will follow a full overhaul of the house used in the sitcom’s exterior shots. Check out a closeup of their photo below.

Barry Williams (who played Greg Brady), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) gathered at the iconic home in Studio City to help launch A Very Brady Renovation, the working title for a stand-alone series that HGTV is scheduled will air in September. It was the sextet’s first gathering in nearly 15 years.

The show will follow “a ‘70s-inspired rehab” of the house where the blended families of Mike and Carol Brady (Robert Reed and Florence Henderson) lived with their housekeeper Alice (Ann B. Davis) in the 1969-74 ABC series whose popularity exploded in off-net syndication.
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Brady Bunch Kids Reunite for Hgtv Renovation of Real-Life Brady House

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 ABC. The renovators will give the property “a ’70s-inspired rehab” that adds 2,000 square
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The Brady Bunch: Iconic TV Home May Be Torn Down

Is the iconic Brady Bunch home being torn down? Deadline reports the house featured on the CBS TV show is up for sale.

A classic sitcom, The Brady Bunch centered on the adventures of the large, titular family. The cast included Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, and Christopher Knight. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 1974.

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What is The Brady Bunch Cast Up to Today?

The Brady Bunch’ is a sitcom about a blended family with six children that was created by Sherwood Schwartz. It first aired on ABC in 1969 and ran until 1974. The characters of this series were hugely popular. Sadly, Robert Reed and Florence Henderson, who played the parents of the family, have both now died. The same applies to Ann B. Davis who played the role of Alice Nelson. However, the actors who played the family’s children are all still alive and well. Here is what the cast of ‘The Brady Bunch’ is up to today. Barry Williams Barry Williams

What is The Brady Bunch Cast Up to Today?
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Our Five Favorite Cleaning Ladies in TV History

Maids can make the world a better place, especially if you are a busy professional or have a large family. These ladies take the load of housekeeping off so the focus can be placed on other important aspects of life. Television is no exception. Some of the most beloved characters in our favorite TV series have been the cleaning ladies. Here are our five favorite cleaning ladies in TV history. 1. Alice Nelson Fans of the popular television series “The Brady Bunch” will know this name immediately. Ann B. Davis played the role of the comedic housekeeper who was with

Our Five Favorite Cleaning Ladies in TV History
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The Brady Bunch: Barry Williams Comes Clean to Mike & Carol

Greg and the rest of The Brady Bunch are back. Recently, Barry Williams appeared in new promos for MeTV's upcoming "Summer of Me" promotion.Williams, of course, played Greg Brady on the ABC sitcom, which also starred Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, and Susan Olsen. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 1974.Read More…
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Exclusive: Christopher Knight and Barry Williams React to Florence Henderson's Death

Exclusive: Christopher Knight and Barry Williams React to Florence Henderson's Death
Florence Henderson's TV kids are mourning the Brady Bunch actress.

Et caught up with Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on the iconic series on Saturday, where he opened up about his special bond with Henderson.

Watch: 'Brady Bunch' Star Florence Henderson Dead at 82

"She's just one I could've spent more time with," shared Knight, on the verge of tears.

Henderson died from heart failure on Thursday, surrounded by her four children, her rep told Et. It's safe to say that over the years, Henderson remained America's favorite TV mom, but for Knight, she meant so much more.

"There was one show where we were in the backyard with our mitts and throwing the ball around, and she was dressed like she was ready to play with us, and I think it was at that point I thought she was really cool," Knight recalled. "She could be one of the guys and very much like mom
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Florence Henderson, Brady Bunch Matriarch, Dead at 82

Florence Henderson, Brady Bunch Matriarch, Dead at 82
Florence Henderson, best known for her iconic role as matriarch Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, has died. She was 82.

The actress died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement to the AP late Thursday. The cause of death was heart failure.

In addition to The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, Henderson appeared in offshoots The Brady Bunch Hour (1977), The Brady Brides (1981), The Bradys (1990) and the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas (1988). She also made a cameo in 1995’s The Brady Bunch Movie as the mother of Shelley Long’s Carol.

Henderson gained
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You Won't Look at Stranger Things and The Brady Bunch the Same Way Again Thanks to This Mashup

You Won't Look at Stranger Things and The Brady Bunch the Same Way Again Thanks to This Mashup
Picture it: Brady Bunch's Alice (Ann B. Davis) battling the Demogorgon from Stranger Things with Sam the butcher by her side. Glasses of milk and meatloaf would probably be involved. Still need help picturing it? Then watch the below video which is The Brady Bunch opening credits with the Stranger Things theme music overlaid. You won't look at Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) the same way again. What would a meeting between Carol Brady and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) look like? Somebody write that fan-fiction Asap! Theme song and credit mashups aren't particularly new, but as technology has gotten better so have the products. For example, take a look at the Stranger Things and Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
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The Brady Bunch: Susan Olsen on Show's End, Money, and 'Sibling' Issues

Welcome to another weekend flashback. Flashback to The Brady Bunch TV show, cancelled in 1974 by ABC, after five moderately successful seasons. It was in syndicated reruns where the series really caught fire. Still, Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) says the cast has not received any residuals from the series since around 1979. Find out why and learn more about sibling issues and Olsen's reaction to the end of the popular comedy series.The Brady Bunch TV series cast includes: Florence Henderson as Carol Brady; Ann B. Davis as Alice Nelson; Robert Reed as Mike Brady; Barry Williams as Greg Brady; Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady; Eve Plumb as Jan Brady; Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady; Christopher Knight as Peter Brady; and Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady. Allan Melvin guest starred as Alice's love interest, bowling butcher Sam Franklin. Robbie Rist (infamously) recurred as Cousin Oliver in the
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Florence Henderson on Being a 'Second Mother' to the Brady Bunch Kids

Florence Henderson on Being a 'Second Mother' to the Brady Bunch Kids
The Brady Bunch's Carol Brady may be one of the most iconic mothers of all time, but it turns out star Florence Henderson was just as much a loving mom off screen as the famously blended family's matriarch was on.

"We spent so many hours together with the kids, and I sort of became like a second mother to them," Henderson told People Friday on the set of Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke. "I treated them with respect. They were treated as pros and they came prepared."

She added, "I was the only person on the show that was a mother in real life.
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Retro-tastic! Nick at Nite First Launched 30 Years Ago This Week

Did you grow up in the age of color TV but still learned to love Dick Van Dyke and I Love Lucy?

If so, there's a good chance you have Nick at Nite to thank. Classic television reruns were plentiful in the '80s and '90s, but Nick at Nite – which launched on July 1, 1985 – consolidated decades of American TV into one place.

Thirty years later, it's still going strong.

In honor of the programming block's anniversary this week, we're looking back at how the network came to be and how it's changed over the past three decades.

Hey, remember Arts TV?
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'Brady Bunch' Star's Ex Says He's Been an Absentee Dad

'Brady Bunch' Star's Ex Says He's Been an Absentee Dad
Barry Williams (famous for playing Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch) is embroiled in a scandal involving his ex and their three-year-old child.

Elizabeth Kennedy says that she was Barry's girlfriend for seven years and that Williams has left her and their daughter destitute, but Williams denies the claims.

News: The Brady Bunch Movie Turns 20!

"It's a funny thing how you get built up and people want to take you down and that kind of thing," Williams told The Huffington Post. "It's not about custody. It's about child support."

Kennedy told Et's Brooke Anderson her side of the story.

"What he does when he's done with a relationship is he tries to eradicate the person completely from his life," Kennedy said.

Brooke asked Kennedy if she considered Williams to be a deadbeat dad.

News: Remembering Brady Bunch Star Ann B. Davis

"In terms of not physically being there -- yes he is, because he's making
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StreamFix: 11 Netflix Movies to Watch Before They Expire on Jan. 1

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StreamFix: 11 Netflix Movies to Watch Before They Expire on Jan. 1
The new year is almost here and that means it's time for one of Netflix's ceremonial killing sprees. The streaming service is taking out its big, streamy chainsaw and dicing up some of your favorite films. Come January 1, these classics will be gone. De-Netflixed. De-available from The Big Red Website. So snatch them up and at least pretend to watch them so that you don't look dumb when a bow-tied homosexual approaches you at a New Year's party with his quips about "Kramer Vs. Kramer." He needs validation and your genuine, informed laughter will appease him.  Here are the 11 most important titles to stream before 2015. "Titanic" Kate Winslet at her most Alex Kingston. Leonardo DiCaprio at his most Jodie-Foster-at-age-14. Iceberg at its most January Jones.  "12 Angry Men" Though Henry Fonda is a towering film icon, it is shocking how almost none of his films are discussed anymore. Maybe "The Grapes of Wrath
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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV

Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV
If you were a child or a parent during the early '90s, there's a good chance that ABC's Tgif lineup graced your TV set. Remember Tgif? A two-hour block of family-friendly comedies that tried to make it seem fun staying in on Friday nights?

It officially debuted 25 years ago this month – on Sept. 22, 1989, with a lineup that included Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House and Just the Ten of Us. And notably, it debuted four years before that other landmark '90s TV block, Must See TV.

The early promos are a trip, as they're both introducing the concept
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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV

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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV
If you were a child or a parent during the early '90s, there's a good chance that ABC's Tgif lineup graced your TV set. Remember Tgif? A two-hour block of family-friendly comedies that tried to make it seem fun staying in on Friday nights? It officially debuted 25 years ago this month - on Sept. 22, 1989, with a lineup that included Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House and Just the Ten of Us. And notably, it debuted four years before that other landmark '90s TV block, Must See TV. The early promos are a trip, as they're both introducing the
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Watch Sara Bareilles sing 'Smile' for the Emmys' In Memoriam segment

Watch Sara Bareilles sing 'Smile' for the Emmys' In Memoriam segment
Before Billy Crystal’s touching tribute to his friend Robin Williams, Sara Bareilles sang “Smile” as the Emmys honored other members of the television community that died in the past year.

As Bareilles crooned the song made famous by Nat King Cole, the show acknowledged the loss of television stars like Russell Johnson (The Professor on Gilligan’s Island), James Avery (Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil), and Ann B. Davis (The Brady Bunch’s Alice). Marcia Wallace’s animated alter ego, Edna Krabappel, appeared alongside her The Bob Newhart Show character. Sid Caesar, Elaine Stritch, and James Garner were among
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