Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

HGTV Plans to Restore the 'Brady Bunch' House to 'Its Original Glory'

HGTV Plans to Restore the 'Brady Bunch' House to 'Its Original Glory'

Yes, the network behind so many beloved home transformation shows - including "Fixer Upper", "Flip or Flop", "Love It or List It", "Property Brothers" and "Home Town" - is taking over the instantly recognizable television landmark and committed to bringing back all the Brady vibes. This isn't some kind of reboot, that's already been done.

The Los Angeles house featured on the U.S. sitcom The Brady Bunch has been bought by cable TV network HGTV, its parent company has announced.

And the winning bidder for The Brady Bunch house in Studio City, California, is. Bass and his interest in the Dilling Street property, tremendous interest in the house required a sealed, best and final bid. Nearly immediately, he was as low as he had been high-he was informed that a "Hollywood studio" was willing to pay anything to claim the house and that they would be the new owners.

Perhaps as a consolation prize to Bass' torn heart, he'll get a dinner invite at the house akin to the one he bestowed on Marcia Brady herself-erm, Maureen McCormick.

The house sold in 1973 for just $61,000.

"I'm excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and we'll restore the home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can", Zaslav said. However, just days later he took to Instagram to tell the story of "a Shady Brady", claiming that an agent later told him that due to "unforeseen circumstances" the house would go to a "Corporate Buyer who wants the house at any cost".

"How is this fair or legal??"

Though the exact number is unclear, the former boy band member said his winning bid was "way over the asking price" and was even informed he had successfully bought the house after the deadline passed.

Deadline has details about Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav talking up the purchase (Discovery owns HGTV) in this morning's second-quarter earnings call.

But there is a great deal of subjectivity concerning which bid could come out on top, Pultman explained.

The 2,500-square-foot homes floor plan bears little resemblance to the layout familiar to TV viewers.

"I'd be pretty upset if it were anyone else", he tweeted, "but how can you be mad at HGTV??"

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