A Very Brady Renovation

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A Very Brady Renovation
Starring Barry Williams
Maureen McCormick
Christopher Knight
Eve Plumb
Mike Lookinland
Susan Olsen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producersBrian Lando
Francesco Giuseppe Pace
Bob Kirsh
Dean Ollins
Producer Lloyd Schwartz [1]
Release
Original network HGTV
Original releaseSeptember 9 (2019-09-09) 
October 14, 2019; December 16, 2019 (holiday special)
Chronology
Preceded by The Bradys

A Very Brady Renovation is an American reality television miniseries airing on HGTV. It is intended to showcase the renovation of the Studio City, California house that was used for many of the exterior shots in the 1969–1974 American sitcom The Brady Bunch . [2] The house was purchased by HGTV in 2018 for $3.5 million. The renovation was completed in May 2019. The show premiered on September 9, 2019. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Contents

All six of the surviving Brady Bunch cast members appear in the program.

Cast

The Brady Bunch original cast members (appearing as themselves on this series)

Renovators

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Honey, We're Home"9 September 2019 (2019-09-09)3.36 [7]
The Brady Bunch actors have an emotional reunion at their famous TV home before beginning demolition; Jonathan and Drew Scott team up with Maureen McCormick and Susan Olsen to renovate the heart of the home; extended episode.
22"Here's the Second Story"16 September 2019 (2019-09-16)2.02 [8]
Jasmine Roth and Barry Williams create Mike Brady's den out of three spaces in the original house; Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine work with Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland on the Jack and Jill bathroom and kids' rooms.
33"Orange You Glad It's Avocado?"23 September 2019 (2019-09-23)1.53 [9]
Steve and Leanne Ford team up with Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb to build out the kitchen and family room on the first floor; the Brady backyard is complete with artificial turf; the team furnishes Alice's bedroom.
44"A Sunshine Day on Clinton Way"30 September 2019 (2019-09-30)1.66 [10]
Barry Williams joins Lara Spencer and Jasmine Roth to recreate his attic bedroom, but in a very unexpected part of the house. Also, Jasmine pulls double duty working on Mike and Carol Brady's master bedroom with Mike Lookinland.
55"Behind the Build: Scenes We Fern-ally Get to Show You"7 October 2019 (2019-10-07).963 [11]
A look at unseen footage and memorable reveals for the front exterior, the heart of the home and Alice's bedroom and bathroom.
66"Behind the Build: We're Gonna Keep On, Keep On Showing You More"14 October 2019 (2019-10-14).784 [12]
The series concludes with a look at unseen moments and unforgettable reveals of the master suite, family room and Mike's den; a celebrity surprise.
77"Holiday Edition"16 December 2019 (2019-12-16)N/A
The six Brady Bunch cast members gather with Jasmine Roth and Ree Drummond ( The Pioneer Woman ) to celebrate Christmas, creating 1970s-inspired treats and festive decorations at the Brady house.

Ratings

HGTV announced that over 28 million total viewers had watched the series over the four-week period. [13]

Viewership and ratings per episode of A Very Brady Renovation
No.TitleAir dateViewers
(millions)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total viewers
(millions)
1"Honey, We're Home"September 9, 20193.364.748.10 [14]
2"Here's the Second Story"September 16, 20192.02TBDTBD
3"Orange You Glad It's Avocado?"September 23, 20191.53TBDTBD
4"A Sunshine Day on Clinton Way"September 30, 20191.66TBDTBD
5"Behind the Build: Scenes We Fern-ally Get to Show You"October 7, 2019.963TBDTBD
6"Behind the Build: We're Gonna Keep On, Keep On Showing You More"October 14, 2019.784TBDTBD
7"A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition"December 16, 2019TBDTBDTBD

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNomineeResultRef.
2020
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Structured Reality Program Brian Lando, Francesco Giuseppe Pace, Bob Kirsh, Dean Ollins, Kelsey McCallister and Christina HilbigNominated [15]

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