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A VERY BRADY RENOVATION
September 9, 2019  | By David Bianculli

HGTV, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This is not exactly a recommendation.  But I know viewers of a certain age will watch this anyway, and may even enjoy it – so here it is. This is a home remodeling series with a celebrity and nostalgia twist: It takes the home made famous, or at least recognizable, by The Brady Bunch, the blended-family sitcom that premiered 50 years ago on ABC, and does a full-scale makeover. And it has to, because the property, at 11222 Dilling Street in Los Angeles, was used only for exterior shots. The interior Brady home, including those famous stairs, were built and housed on a Hollywood soundstage. But for the HGTV designers and contractors, the challenge was to build an interior to match the TV series, inside the familiar exterior house structure. Quite a challenge – especially since the original home is a single-story structure, so why (and how) the staircase? Along for the ride, and this renovation: surviving members of The Brady Bunch cast, who are paired with various HGTV hosts: Jonathan and Drew Scott of Property Brothers, Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine of Good Bones, Lara Spencer of Flea Market Flip, and so on. HGTV bought the home last year for $3.5 million – and you can bet the network won’t be losing money on this particular redo.
 
 
 
 
 
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