‘A Very Brady Renovation’ Will Premiere on HGTV In September After Controversy
The California home embroiled in a bidding war last year has officially gotten a facelift, and now fans will get to see how it all came together on HGTV’s newest show A Very Brady Renovation. The home at the center of the controversy, located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, was used for the outside shots on the iconic TV show, The Brady Bunch. Now completely renovated to evoke the vintage flair of the wildly popular show, fans will get to see just what it takes to restore a property to its former glory. The journey, however, wasn’t an easy one. Plenty of people have weighed in on the purchase and the project in the leadup to the series premiere.
What as the controversy surrounding the house all about?
Back in 2018, The iconic property went on the market. It was the first time the home was for sale in decades. Originally, Lance Bass of N’SYNC fame was the winning bidder on the house, just weeks after it went on the market. Bass’ offer was later rejected when the company behind HGTV swooped in and offered a heap more cash.
Bass was distraught when he lost the bid and took to social media to share his feelings with his fans. Bass’ said; “As many of you may have heard, we placed the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house—at least that’s what we were told. The agent representing the estate informed us we made the winning bid (which was WAY over the asking price) after the final deadline for all offers had passed—even writing up the ‘winning bid’ for my team after informing me of the good news. Isn’t a deadline a deadline? This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night celebrating amongst friends, family, and fans alike.”
According to Billboard, Bass’ bid was thrown out after the deadline to make way for a corporate bidder. He noted, in his social media post, that he was willing to go higher, but was dissuaded by the listing agent. Allegedly, the agent told him the studio wanted the home at any cost.
When will the show premier?
Shortly after the sale was approved, the HGTV team got down to business renovating the property. While the exterior looked just like fans likely remember from the iconic show, the interior of the home in no way resembled the Brady’s living space.
It’s important to note that the house was used for exterior shots, but the majority of the show was filmed on a soundstage. Regardless, everything is ready to go. The show will premiere on HGTV on Sept. 9, according to Deadline.
What famous faces can fans expect to see?
HGTV’s executives have put a lot of time, money, and effort into renovating the iconic property, and they’ve made sure the series that follows the journey is star-studded, too. Property Brothers stars, Jonathan and Drew Scott will be heavily featured on the series, but they aren’t the only network stars who are involved.
Steve and Leanne Ford from Restored by Ford, and the mother-daughter duo, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak from Good Bones were also heavily involved in the project. Aside from HGTV stars, the series will serve as something of a reunion, according to TV Insider. The six actors who played the Brady kids will appear in the series, too. They are the only living main cast members.
Robert Reed, who played Mike Brady, died in 1992 from complications of AIDS. Florence Henderson, famed for her portrayal of Carol Brady, died in 2016 from heart failure. Ann B. Davis, famed for her role as the family’s live-in maid, Alice, died suddenly in 2014 from a hematoma. She had suffered a fall just before her passing.