- Barry Williams, who originally played Greg Brady, thinks that HGTV paid "too much" for The Brady Bunch home in Studio City, California.
- HGTV purchased the iconic home, used only for exterior shots, in August 2018 for $3.5 million—a price significantly higher than the asking $1.885 million.
- A Very Brady Renovation is premiering on September 1, 2019.
Last August, Brady Bunch fans were taken on an emotional rollercoaster when former NSYNC member Lance Bass announced that he had successfully purchased the iconic ‘70s home after it hit the market for $1.885 million. But soon after, the 40-year-old shared that he was heartbroken after learning that there was a corporate buyer with “unlimited resources” who would buy The Brady Bunch home at any cost.
Ultimately, it was revealed that HGTV was the mysterious corporate buyer, purchasing the Studio City home for $3.5 million. Now, almost a year later, viewers are awaiting the premiere of HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation, scheduled for September 1, and there are still strong opinions about the controversial purchase.
"It was stupid because they paid like way too much. I mean like way, way too much for this house," Barry Williams told the Television Critics Association in an interview yesterday.
As a refresher, Barry played Greg Brady and joined HGTV’s limited-series alongside the the remaining Brady Bunch cast, including Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan), Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Christopher Knight (Peter).
In addition to the original cast members, Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, Good Bones' Mina Starsiak and Karen Laine, and Flea Market Flip's Lara Spencer were invited to take part in the product.
Barry wasn't shy about his admiration of HGTV bringing everyone together to help create an almost identical replica of the original TV set. “There are so many elements that had to come together to make this thing work,” he said. “It was crucial that we had everybody. If we didn’t have every single person on this stage that was in that show, no [HGTV] show."
But despite this, he still couldn’t help but point out that whatever the network had in mind for The Brady Bunch home in the future, offering tours of it would be tricky. "It’s in a residential area,” he said. “It’s not zoned commercially." Guess we'll have to wait for September to see for ourselves whether the price was worth it!
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