Sunday, August 5, 2012

Here's the Story: CBS Green Lights Brady Bunch Reboot

CBS has given a green light to a reboot of the classic 70s sitcom The Brady Bunch.

The original series ran on the ABC network from 1969-1974, and featured actor Robert Reed as Mike Brady, a widowed architect with three young sons who marries Carol (Florence Henderson), who has three young daughters. Feisty maid Alice was also an integral part of the family.

The updated version will focus on one of the original characters, Bobby Brady, who will be a divorced father with children who marries a divorced mother with children as well. The series will be set in contemporary times and tackle current, relevant family issues.

Lloyd Schwartz, the son of the original series' creator Sherwood Schwartz, will serve as the show's executive producer along with Vince Vaughn and A Christmas Story actor Peter Billingsley. As of now, no casting decisions have been announced.

The original series has been in continuous syndication since its initial run, and has become a pop culture icon over the decades. The series also inspired two popular big screen versions during the 1990s, as well as various reunion specials featuring the Brady clan. 

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