A Very Brady Hollywood-Extravaganza to Launch HGTV's New Series

When HGTV reunited the cast of the original 'Brady Bunch' -- along with some of HGTV's most well-known show talent -- to shoot a promo for the new series 'A Very Brady Renovation', the event took the form of a Hollywood opening night -- complete with bright lights, velvet ropes and red carpet promenade. (Make that a red *shag* carpet.) It all took place at the actual, and now fully restored, Brady house in suburban LA. For the event, HGTV stars decked out in their best '70s finery and arrived in "stretch limos" in the form of Brady-era vintage station wagons.

September 03, 2019

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The Stars Come Out in Studio City

The cast of HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation — the "Brady siblings" and the HGTV hosts and designers gathered for a big premiere event at the actual Brady Bunch house in Studio City, Calif. The house has now fully "Brady-ized" to replicate both the interiors exterior seen in the original series.
Front row, left to right: Susan Olsen (aka Cindy Brady), Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady), Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak (of HGTV's Good Bones) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady). Second row, left to right: Eve Plumb (Jan Brady), Jasmine Roth (of Hidden Potential) and Christopher Knight (Peter Brady). Back row, left to right: Steve and Leanne Ford (of Restored by the Fords), Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Jonathan and Drew Scott (of Property Brothers) and Lara Spencer (of Flea Market Flip).

The Red (Shag) Carpet Awaits

To celebrate the upcoming premiere of the HGTV special series A Very Brady Renovation, the stage is set to receive the stars and creators of the show. Honorees will arrive and enter the now fully-renovated Brady house in full red-carpet style. Yes, it's a red shag carpet.

In Opening-Night Tradition

Die-hard Brady aficionados and HGTV fans gather at the Brady house to be part of the celebration.

Grand Entrance

HGTV hosts and designers who participated in the Brady house renovation arrived at the event in vintage '70s-era station wagons — this one specially modified with a beaded door-curtain just like the one that once adorned Greg Brady's grooved-out (and short-lived) bachelor-pad bedroom.

Making a Splash

HGTV’s Jasmine Roth kept it casual, making her big entrance decked out in faded bellbottom jeans, purple floral tee, coordinating sash, gold bangle bracelet and '70s-style hoop earrings.

Ready for My Close-Up

Good Bones' Karen E Laine, who is seldom short on smiles, is the second of the HGTV cast members to arrive.

Who Are You Wearing?

Karen strikes a more classically formal note in a full-length silk dress in aqua-green, which stands out smartly on the red carpet.

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

Mina Starsiak of Good Bones is as stunning as a '70s Vogue cover girl in all-black, patterned head-scarf and peace-sign broach.

Red-Carpet Arrivals

Red-Carpet Arrivals

Karen, Mina and Jasmine pause for a quick red-carpet interview.

Red-Carpet Arrivals

Mina, Karen and Jasmine are joined on the red carpet by Flea Market Flip's Lara Spencer who is wearing a white off-shoulder pant suit and vintage Chanel belt.

Girl Power

Mina, Karen, Jasmine and Lara

Like Mom, Like Daughter

Good Bones' dynamic mother-daughter duo, Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine

Bring on the Fringe

Steve and Leanne Ford arrive (appropriately enough) in a vintage Ford station wagon — complete with faux-wood side panels and brown naugahyde interior. Steve sports stitched designer bellbottom jeans, polyester graphic-print shirt (four buttons open) and an impressive suede jacket with sleeve fringe — not unlike the one made famous by Neil Young in the Buffalo Springfield era.

Strength in Suede

Leanne strays from her trademark sleek black silhouette in favor of '70s stripes, a rust-and-brown palette and suede jacket with lambswool shawl collar.

Behind Those Foster Grants

Steve accessorizes with a leather headband and rose-tinted gradient sunglasses with oversized hexagonal frames.

The Brothers Have Arrived

Property Brother Jonathan Scott emerges from a vintage Ford station wagon sporting a bold ensemble that includes wool plaid slacks, polyester print shirt, lots of gold chain and (this was a real thing) platform shoes with 3-inch acrylic heels that contain goldfish. Editor's Note: No actual goldfish were harmed in the filming of this event or program.

The Brothers Have Arrived

Brother Drew sports a mint-green leisure suit, pink shirt, white platform shoes and matching belt.

The Brothers Have Arrived

As a big-time Hollywood mover-and-shaker, Drew Scott takes a phone meeting amidst the festivities via his new "mobile phone".

On the Red Carpet

HGTV celebs make their way through the throng of fans, reporters and paparazzi.

On the Red Carpet

HGTV stars (L to R) Lee Ann Ford, Mina Starsiak-Hawk, Drew Scott, Jonthan Scott

On the Red Carpet

On the Red Carpet

On the Red Carpet

On the Red Carpet

(L to R) HGTV’s Jasmine Roth, Mina Starsiak-Hawk, and Karen E Laine

Group Pic

HGTV stars (L to R) Leanne Ford, Drew Scott, Jasmine Roth, Steve Ford, Lara Spencer, Mina Starsiak, Jonathan Scott, and Karen E Laine

Group Pic

HGTV stars (left to right) Drew Scott, Leanne Ford, Jasmine Roth, Steve Ford, Lara Spencer, Mina Starsiak, Jonathan Scott, and Karen E Laine

The Bradys Are Here

Excitement reaches fever pitch as the Brady Bunch cast members make their grand entrance, — with the ladies Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen, and Eve Plumb leading the way followed by Christopher Knight, Barry Williams and Mike Lookinland.

The Bradys Are Here

Brady Bunch cast member Susan Olsen strolls the red carpet.

A Brady Family Reunion

(L to R) Susan Olsen, Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick and Mike Lookinland in front of the newly restored Brady Bunch house

A Brady Family Reunion

Brady cast members Maureen McCormick and Christopher Knight

Under the Bright Lights

Brady cast member Barry Williams gets an enthusiastic reception from fans

Under the Bright Lights

Brady cast member Eve Plumb

A Family Reunion....

HGTV's Very Brady Renovation marks the first time in nearly 15 years that all six of the Brady kids had been together. (L to R) Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Susan Olsen (Cindy), Barry Williams (Greg), Eve Plumb (Jan) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby)

... and a Homecoming

Reunited Brady kids pose for a pic in front of the house that helped make them famous, now fully renovated to replicate exteriors and interiors seen in the original series.
(L to R) Barry Williams, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Maureen McCormick

Red Carpet Moments

HGTV’s Steve and Leanne Ford greet Maureen McCormick on the red carpet. HGTV designers worked together with Brady cast members on individual rooms and projects over the course of the 'Brady House' renovaiton.

Red Carpet Moments

HGTV’s Steve Ford gets a hug from Maureen.

Red Carpet Moments

HGTV’s Leanne Ford and Jasmine Roth with Mike Lookinland

Red Carpet Moments

Selfie Time. HGTV’s Jasmine Roth grabs an opportunity for a selfie with Brady brother Mike Lookinland.

Red Carpet Moments

Selfie Time. Jasmine Roth grabs an old-school selfie with Maureen using a vintage Polaroid instamatic.

Red Carpet Moments

Jasmine and Maureen

Mayhem on the Runway

Drew Scott abruptly grabs a microphone from a reporter, and trouble is about to ensue...

Mayhem on the Runway

In a moment reminiscent of a scene in one of the most famous Brady Bunch episodes ever, Drew tosses the microphone in the direction brother Jonathan, barely missing Maureen but striking Jonathan squarely in the nose.

Mayhem on the Runway

Brady fans will remember the classic 1973 episode, "The Subject Was Noses" in which Marcia, looking forward to an upcoming date with "the big man on campus", had an unexpected change of plans after receiving a a broken nose when her brother Peter tossed a footbal in her direction.

Mayhem on the Runway

Jonathan survived the flying-microphone incident but — just like Marcia Brady — was not entirely unscathed.
Brady Bunch Factoid: According to nostalgia website "History Garage", Maureen's injured nose was in fact real (though likely enhanced with makeup). After Maureen's nose was injured in a car accident, the show's writers worked the real injury into the episode's storyline.

The Gang's All Here

The full cast of HGTV’s A Very Brady RenovationBrady Bunch cast and HGTV talent alike — pose for a group shot with fans at the entrance of the restored Brady home.
Front row, left to right: Susan Olsen, Maureen McCormick, Karen E Laine, Mina Starsiak and Mike Lookinland. Second row, left to right: Lee Anne Ford, Eve Plumb, Jasmine Roth and Christopher Knight. Back row, left to right: Steve Ford, Jonathan Scott, Barry Williams, Drew Scott and Lara Spencer.

Behind the Scenes

Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott pose with their stylish rides, vintage Ford 'Country Squire' station wagon — a family vehicle of choice throughout American suburbs in the days before anyone had ever heard the term "mini-van" or "SUV".

Behind the Scenes

Jonathan and Drew strike poses in a moment reminiscent of the early-SNL's Festrunk brothers, Yortuk and Georg — better known to millions as "two wild and crazy guys!"

Behind the Scenes

Drew and Jonathan grab a photo-op with Flea Market Flip's Lara Spencer.

Further Behind the Scenes

Modern Dining and Entertaining. Jonathan and Drew feast on fondue, served on vintage '70s dinnerware, at the recently renovated — and period-correct Brady home.

Further Behind the Scenes

Technical Difficulties. Jasmine Roth is a bit baffled with the operation of a stereo 8-track player at the renovated, and period-correct, Brady home.

Further Behind the Scenes

Technical Difficulties. The stereophic marvel of 8-track audio. It's not exactly digital streaming.

Further Behind the Scenes

Sit ... Lie Down ... Roll Over ... Play Dead. Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott ponder the existential implications of the "Pet Rock". A short-lived but bona fide mid-'70s pop-culture phenomenon, the Pet Rock consisted of an actual rock marketed with it's own pet carrier and an owner's manual titled The Care and Training of Your Pet Rock. Millions were sold. Go figure.

Keep checking back at "A Very Brady Renovation" for more Brady-related updates, articles, photos, exclusive videos, retro-style, '70s flashbacks and more.

Tune in for HGTV’s first installment of A Very Brady Renovation on Monday, September 9 at 9|8c. And follow #averybradyrenovation for a fun-filled night of social extras from the Brady cast and HGTV hosts.

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