HGTV Buys 'Brady Bunch' House, Plans to Restore It

HGTV Buys 'Brady Bunch' House, Plans to Restore It

There was apparently not much danger that developers were going to demolish The Brady Bunch house, given that there seems to have been a bidding war among fans for the property. First it looked like NSYNC alum Lance Bass was going to win the house, but then word came that he had been outbid by cable network HGTV. The restoration of the house will make a great subject of a series on the network, right? Read on for details.

Via Deadline.

The mystery of which entertainment entity bought the iconic house used for exterior shots in The Brady Bunch has been solved. Cable network HGTV swooped in like Sam the Butcher to win a bidding war for the property and will likely to feature it in one of its popular home remodeling shows.

“One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those Brady Bunch fans on the call,” he said. “You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can. More detail to come over the next few months but we’ll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories about this beloved piece of American TV history.”

HGTV airs a full slate of shows focusing on remodeling and renovation projects, including The Property Brothers, Love It Or List It, Good Bones, Flipping Virgins and the just-concluded Fixer Upper. A show documenting the Brady house remodeling seems like a likely scenario, though execs have not discussed any of those plans.

Later in the investor call, Zaslav riffed on the house when he mockingly threatened to banish Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels to “Greg’s bedroom in the attic” if he didn’t deliver on financial projections. “That was not a fun place to be,” Zaslav joked. “It didn’t have a door. There were beads, if you remember.”

Last week, the house made news when former NSYNC member and TV personality Lance Bass tweeted that his offer for the house had been accepted at north of the $1.85 million asking price. “This is going to be a fun project!,” he said, telling followers that he planned to redo the inside of the house to resemble the show’s interiors.

Word then circulated that his bid had been topped by a Hollywood buyer, but the identity as of then was not known.

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