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Vince Vaughn and CBS are bringing back the ‘70s show The Brady Bunch. Vaughn co-developed the series and is set to executive produce.
Deadline first reported on Tuesday that the new series won’t be an exact retelling of that story of how Carol Ann Martin (Florence Henderson) and Mike Brady (Robert Reed) handled a family of three sons and three daughters.
Instead, the new series will follow the next generation of the Brady Bunch, centered on Mike’s son Bobby Brady. He’s divorced with children and marries another woman with children and they also have a child of their own. Still, their ex-spouses are in the picture.
The series will be written by Raising Hope’s Mike Mariano. He and Vaughn developed the series. Executive producers include Vaughn, Mariano, Lloyd Schwartz and Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley under Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions.
CBS TV has had great success with reboots and has plenty more on the way. Hawaii Five-0 and The CW’s 90210 have proved to be hits. They also rebooted Beauty and the Beast, which will air on The CW this fall.
The Huffington Post notes that CBS also considered a Bewitched reboot last year and a Wild Wild West reboot in 2010.
The original Brady Bunch ran from 1969-1974 and spawned spin-offs, movies and even a musical. The 1988 TV movie A Very Brady Christmas also led to a spin-off called The Bradys, which lasted just one season.