The Brady Bunch Reboot In Development For CBS
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-07-31 13:59:02
Step aside Munsters, there's another retro TV show with its eye on a comeback. Word is, CBS is looking to develop a reboot of The Brady Bunch, which from the sound of it, could also be a bit of a sequel, similar to what TNT has done with Dallas. Should this Very Brady reboot get off the ground, it'll be a multi-camera comedy.
Created by Sherwood Schwartz, The Brady Bunch was a sitcom that aired in the late 60's and early 70's and followed a man named (Mike) Brady who marries a woman with three daughters. Combined with his three sons and their housekeeper Alice, they became the titled Brady Bunch. Deadline shared the news of the potential reboot, stating that CBS has given a script order for a Brady Bunch reboot to be co-developed and executive produced by Vince Vaughn.
The Mike Mariano-written project would follow Bobby Brady, a divorced father who went on to marry a woman with kids of her own and have a child with her. Unlike the original Brady Bunch, it sounds like their ex-spouses are still in the picture here. I'm guessing that this group would somehow form a family. (That's much more than a hunch.) Speaking of the catchy theme song we all know so well, from what Deadline reports, if the show goes forward, we can probably expect a contemporary remake of original shows theme song, similarly to how the Hawaii Five-0's reboot modernized the original opening theme.
It sounds like this project is in the early development stages, but given the current climate of remakes and reboots, it's not hard to picture this one getting off the ground. NBC currently has the Munters reimagining Mockingbird Lane in the works, and things seem to be working out pretty well for TNT's Dallas reboot, which revisited the original series from a next-generation perspective. That sounds a bit like what they're looking to do with this Brady reboot, assuming the mentioned "Bobby Brady" is the same Bobby Brady from the series (possibly aged down a bit?), the youngest son of Mike Brady.
It wouldn't be the first time the Brady's made a return. The cast reunited for more than one TV reunion movie, and the story was revisited again in the 90's with the spoofish comedy The Brady Bunch Movie.
The real question is, who will play the role of George Glass?
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