One of TV's Most Beloved Comedies Getting a Reboot, via CBS and Vince Vaughn Deadline
One of television's most beloved classic comedies -- which has spawned spinoffs, TV movie reunions, a musical and a movie parody -- has a TV reboot in development at CBS from producer and actor Vince Vaughn, reports Deadline.com.
The classic television show is "The Brady Bunch."
The original show, which aired on ABC from 1969 to 1974, tracked Mike Brady and his three sons after Mike marries Carol Ann Martin, a single mom with three daughters.
The reboot of the show, which is co-developed and executive produced by Vaughn, has received a script order and will be produced by CBS TV Studios.
The new version follows a divorced Bobby Brady, who has children, remarried to a woman who also has children, while the pair also share a child.
The reboot also includes the pair's ex-spouses, reflecting the changing family dynamics since the original show first aired, the story notes. In the original program, creator Sherwood Schwartz wanted Carol to be divorced, but the network refused and the end of her first marriage wasn't addressed, the piece adds.
The new project will be written by Mike Mariano of "Raising Hope" and "My Name Is Earl." Mariano and Lloyd Schwartz, the son of the late Sherwood Schwartz, will executive produce along with Vaughn through his Wild West Picture Show Prods. Also executive producing are Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley.
If the show returns, it's likely that CBS will also use an updated version of the classic theme song, similar to the way CBS used a modern version of the classic "Hawaii Five-0" theme song for its reboot.
Here’s a clip of the original “Brady Bunch” openings and closings as they evolved over the seasons: