LOS ANGELES (AP)– Here’s the story of a cable network that outbid a boy band singer for the “Brady Bunch” house.
HGTV is the new owner of the iconic home from the classic TV series, The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday as the channel won a bidding war that included NSYNC’s Lance Bass.
The selling price wasn’t revealed, but offers were said to exceed the $1,885,000 asking price.
“I am excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav said on a conference call according to THR. “More details to come over the next few months, but we will bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history.”
HGTV’s stated intention of renovating the property to mimic the TV Brady’s home should come as welcome news for the fans of the show. There was some fear the home could be sold to developers who might want to tear it down. It now sounds like fans will not only one day be able to visit the real-life house they remembered watching on TV, but see its transformation unfold on HGTV.
Perhaps the biggest question facing the network now: who will be in charge of the renovation.