The multi-camera comedy project, which has received a script order, will be produced by CBS TV Studios. The original sitcom, created by Sherwood Schwartz and starring Robert Reed and Florence Henderson, ran on ABC from 1969-1974. It centered on Mike Brady (Reed), a widowed architect with three sons who marries Carol Ann Martin (Henderson), who has three daughters. In the new Brady Bunch, written by Mike Mariano (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl), a divorced Bobby Brady, with children of his own, is remarried to a woman who also has kids, and together they also share a child. In addition, their ex-spouses are still part of their lives. The changes in the premiere reflect the evolution of family dynamics over the past four decades.
As outcry will surely pour in from fans of several decades, the news can not be that suprising. In today’s entertainment world, originality is as scarce as professional, non-trash Television. With the same idea being rehashed, reproduced, rebooted, and reimagined countless times, it was only a matter of time before the Brady Bunch recieved the plastic surgery treatment that will most likely not be met with a warm reception.