12 Questions You Had About The Brady Bunch While Watching HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation

We've answered your most burning questions about the '70s family sitcom.

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While watching A Very Brady Renovation, many questions may have come up like, how much did HGTV pay for The Brady Bunch house? And what will HGTV do with The Brady Bunch house? But there are a few more that require a bit of research. Luckily, we've done some digging around and have the answers to all your most-asked questions.

When was The Brady Bunch on TV? Why was The Brady Bunch cancelled?

The Brady Bunch aired from September 1969 to March 1974 on ABC. Although the family sitcom, created by Sherwood Schwartz, did moderately well during its original run, it wasn’t a popular TV show, and it was cancelled after five seasons. The Brady Bunch picked up traction during syndication when it was aired after school, attracting a younger audience over the years.

Where was The Brady Bunch filmed? Where is The Brady Bunch house?

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The Brady Bunch was filmed in Paramount Studios Stage 5. Built in 1922, the soundstage was previously the film set for The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, and the movie that gave Schwartz his opening with ABC, Yours, Mine and Ours.

Although The Brady Bunch was filmed on Stage 5, the ‘70s show used an actual home’s exterior to set the scene for viewers—though the cast never stepped foot inside of it until recently. Through the years, it’s become known as The Brady Bunch house, located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, California.

What street did The Brady Bunch live on?

In The Brady Bunch, the family of eight lived at 4222 Clinton Way. In honor of the actual Brady Bunch house being transformed into an exact replica of Stage 5, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti officially renamed the real street Dilling Street to Clinton Way—making the new address 11222 Clinton Way.

How old are The Brady Bunch kids now?

  • Barry Williams (Greg Brady): 65 years old, born September 30, 1954
  • Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady): 63 years old, born August 5, 1956
  • Christopher Knight (Peter Brady): 61 years old, born November 7, 1957
  • Eve Plumb (Jan Brady): 61 years old, born April 29, 1958
  • Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady): 58 years old, born December 19, 1960
  • Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady): 58 years old, born August 14, 1961

    Where are The Brady Bunch parents?

    HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation was the first time The Brady Bunch cast members reunited in 15 years, but this time without TV parents Robert Reed (Mike) and Florence Henderson (Carol). In May 1992, Reed died at the age of 59 after battling multiple health issues, including colon cancer. Years later, Henderson passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2016 from heart failure. She was 82 years old.

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    Alice B. Davis (Alice Nelson) was also absent from the latest Brady reunion—she suddenly passed away in June 2014 after slipping into a coma. She was 88 years old.

    How many episodes are there for A Very Brady Renovation?

    A Very Brady Renovation was a limited TV series with only four episodes. Its premiere was 90 minutes, while the other three episodes were an hour long each. HGTV is also showing two special episodes with a closer look at the renovation process in A Very Brady Renovation: Behind the Build. The limited TV series is set to return one more time in December 2019 for a holiday special.

    What were the ratings for A Very Brady Renovation?

    A Very Brady Renovation premiered on September 9, setting an all-time record for HGTV with a whopping 8.1 million viewers tuning in to watch. In total, the series attracted more than 28 million viewers over the course of four weeks.

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    "It's a milestone moment in HGTV history," said Jane Latman, president, HGTV, in a press release.

    What was the name of the toy store in The Brady Bunch?

    In Season 1 of The Brady Bunch, Peter Brady visits Driscoll's Toy Shop. As he browses the toys, a young girl, named Tina, spots a Kitty Karry-All doll on a top shelf and narrowly avoids getting hurt when a bookshelf becomes loose and nearly falls on her. Thankfully, Peter is there to save the girl from being crushed and is called a “boy hero” by the newspapers.

    What’s a Kitty Karry-All doll?

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    The Kitty Karry-All doll has become synonymous with The Brady Bunch, famously belonging to the youngest child, Cindy Brady. Although viewers had seen the doll in the beginning of Season 1, it becomes the point of focus in an episode titled, “Kitty Karry-All Is Missing.” Originally distributed in 1969, the Kitty Karry-All doll was briefly reissued in 2000.

    What happened to The Brady Bunch dog?

    The Brady Bunch had a dog named Tiger who disappeared in the middle of Season 2. After the show concluded, the Brady kids revealed that the shaggy dog had met a tragic fate after filming an episode, titled, “Katchoo.” The dog actor was getting in his daily exercise around the Paramount Studios lot when a florist truck driver struck and killed him.

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    A replacement dog was brought in but his erratic behavior ultimately led to the disappearance of Tiger altogether. In A Very Brady Renovation, Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) shared that even though the Bradys no longer had a dog, the doghouse stayed in place because of a set issue.

    “[The artificial turf] melted under a light, that’s why we kept the doghouse,” Olsen explained. “A light fell and melted a big piece of the turf, so the doghouse stayed while Tiger was gone.”

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