Vince Vaughn's New 'Brady Bunch' Coming to CBS, Starring "Bobby" as Mr. Brady
Here's a New Story, of a Man Named Bobby Brady, and His Blended Family
Is it the best idea we've ever heard? No. But it's also far from the worst. CBS has announced it's developing a reboot of the 1969-74 ABC classic sitcom The Brady Bunch, produced by Vince Vaughn.
The original show revolved around Mike and Carol Brady (Robert Reed and Florence Henderson), who, with their marriage, blended their six kids from previous marriages into one big, (usually) happy family.
The remake, then, will be a modern take on the original, with youngest Brady son Bobby -- who's now a divorced dad -- marrying a woman with kids of her own, and melding their brood into the new Bunch.
More modern spins: Bobby and the new Mrs. will also have a child together, and their lives will be further complicated by the fact that their exes are still a big part of their lives.
How very … just like almost every other family-themed comedy on TV.
The remake, written by Raising Hope and My Name Is Earl scribe Mike Mariano, will be co-produced by Lloyd Schwartz (son of original Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz), along with Vaughn's sister Victoria and Mariano.
Another co-producer on the reboot: Peter Billingsley, Vaughn's production company partner and the former child star best known as A Christmas Story's Ralphie. Yes, the kid who desperately wanted the Red Ryder BB Gun.
No word yet on which, if any, of the original series stars will pop in on the reboot.
Now, for another little trip down kid star memory lane, check out this video of the original Brady Bunch gang, singing their hit song … well, their song … "Sunshine Day":