Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Vince Vaughn Developing ‘Brady Bunch’ Reboot for CBS
From slashfilm [excerpt], Deadline reports that the multi-camera comedy has already received a script order. The new Brady Bunch will be a sort of reboot and sequel to the old Brady Bunch, with a focus on Bobby Brady. In the original sitcom, which aired on ABC from 1969-1974, Bobby was the youngest of three boys in the Brady family. Now all grown up, Bobby’s a divorced father remarried to a woman who also has kids of her own from a previous relationship. In addition, the new couple also share a child.
The new Brady Bunch will reflect more contemporary values and traditions. For example, both Bobby and his wife will maintain contact with their exes, whereas the original Brady Bunch shied away from exploring Carol’s previous relationship. (Bobby’s dad Mike was a widower.) That messiness should be right up Mariano’s alley, as he’s proven a knack for exploring offbeat familial relationships with the Hickeys and Turners of Earl and the Chances of Hope.