The Brady Bunch is back and returning to their iconic TV home.
No, it’s not another one of TV’s seemingly endless remakes and reboots ("Magnum, P.I.," "Murphy Brown," "The Twilight Zone," and more). This time Marcia, Greg and the Brady gang are reuniting to rebuild their TV house for HGTV.
All six Brady siblings are participating in "Building Brady," and they’ll be joined by some HGTV stars, including the Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott.
"The actual Brady cast is going to be looking over our shoulders, so we want to make sure it's authentic," says Drew Scott.
In reality, only the exterior of the Brady Bunch home was seen on TV, the interiors were all shot in the studio.
Nonetheless, the iconic home is the second most photographed house in the U.S. after the White House, according to experts.
It was bought for $61,000 in 1973 shortly after the show went on the air. The 2,477 square foot 3-2 home went back on the market for the first time 45 years later at $1.9M.
A bidding war immediately began. Lance Bass of N'Sync was one of the bidders, but HGTV made it clear with a $3.5 million bid it would not be outbid.
An additional 2,000 square feet will be added to the home and HGTV says it will be recreated in a vintage Brady-era style and faithful to the interior scenes used on the show.
Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland, will all be participating in the reconstruction.
"Building Brady" will air on HGTV later this year.