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Who Bought the Brady Bunch House? Mystery Solved!

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‘Twas HGTV who bought the Brady Bunch house

who bought the Brady Bunch house

Word spread quickly that Lance Bass of ‘NSync fame partied prematurely after being led to believe that he was the lucky one who bought the Brady Bunch House in sleepy little Tujunga Village. Unfortunately (for him), the iconic abode was snatched away at the last minute by a “corporate buyer (Hollywood studio)” that decreed it would have that house “at any cost,” Bass lamented on Instagram.

Now who that “corporate buyer” could have been was anyone’s guess. CBS, perhaps, for a retro 70’s style season of Big Brother?  Netflix or Amazon, with the intent of filming a Brady Bunch reboot with an all new cast? They’re throwing money around like confetti in their efforts to feed their voracious content machines. HGTV would be a natural, although that network doesn’t usually spend the big bucks it would take to win this type of property.

But since Discovery bought HGTV, the networks pockets have deepened. On Tuesday’s second-quarter earnings call, Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced that the HGTV was indeed the mystery buyer.

“One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those ‘Brady Bunch’ fans on the call,” Zaslav 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.”

who bought the Brady Bunch house

Since the purchase is so new, more details were not available. But Zaslav added, “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,” he said.

Bass, a former boy bander and current TV and radio personality, said he was intent on doing that makeover, and doubtless shooting the project. It’s common knowledge that the two-story home was only used only for exterior shots of the ’70’s TV hit “The Brady Bunch,” and that the interiors were shot in a nearby studio.

But alas, it was not meant to be. Bass eagerly tweeted on Friday night, “Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!! This is going to be a fun project!”

But his tweet was premature. He found out the next day his bid had been bested by the aforementioned Big Cheese. Now Bass feels he was used to drive up the price. He said on Twitter that he and his husband (Michael Turchin) would have bid higher had they only known, even though they’d already offered well over asking price.

“I’m feeling heartbroken today,” Bass posted on Instagram.

Maybe Bass will feel better if HGTV offers him a role in the TV series that is sure to be filmed there. Just planting a few seeds…

who bought the Brady Bunch house

All we know for sure is that it wasn’t Lance Bass who bought the Brady Bunch house

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

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