August 31, 2008
A Very Brady Auction

The Television Academy Foundation Auction
A Charity Auction Benefitting the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Auction Goes Live: August 25th – September 4th, 2008


The Television Academy Foundation has pulled together some of today’s most popular television stars and shows to raise money for their educational outreach programs and they are inviting you to capture a piece of television magic with this unique online auction. 
“Here’s the story, of a lovely lady … “ Celebrate the upcoming fortieth anniversary—the show premiered in 1969—of that classic American sitcom, The Brady Bunch, with this colorful, ‘70s retro styled, thirty-fifth anniversary poster from TV Land signed in black Sharpie marker by the complete surviving cast including “Carol,” the six kids, and even “Alice,” the housekeeper!
Signatures Include:

Head to to view the auction live!


March 14, 2007

A Very Brady Musical 

The Bradys have done it all - sitcom, drama, variety, and reality television shows, movies, plays, concerts, and now musicals.  "A Very Brady Musical" is set to hit the stage in June. It is written by Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd Schwartz, Hope Sherwood Juber, and her husband Laurence Juber. 

Hope Sherwood, Sherwood Schwartz's daughter played Greg's girlfriend Rachel on an episode of the show and her husband, Laurence Juber was the lead guitar player for Paul McCartney and Wings for years. 


February 27, 2008

Sherwood Schwartz Honored:
Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, will be honored on Friday, March 7 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

February 2008

"The Florence Henderson Show" airs on Retirement Living Channel weekdays at 3 p.m. on CN8. 


January 19, 2008

"Brady Bunch" actor Allan Melvin dies in Los Angeles at 84

LOS ANGELES - Allan Melvin, a character actor with countless credits best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died. He was 84.

Melvin died of cancer Thursday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, said his wife of 64 years, Amalia Melvin.

The jowly, jovial Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker's friend Barney Hefner on "All in the Family," and Sgt. Bilko's right-hand man Cpl. Henshaw on the "Phil Silvers Show."

But his place in pop culture will be fixed as butcher and bowler Sam Franklin, the love interest of Brady family maid Alice Nelson, played by Ann B. Davis. Melvin played the role from 1970 to 1973.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1923, Melvin grew up in New York and attended Columbia University.

He was appearing on Broadway in "Stalag 17" when he began his decades-long television career with "The Phil Silvers Show," playing a role his wife said was always his favorite.

"He was proudest of that show," Amalia Melvin said. "I think the camaraderie of all those guys made it such a pleasant way to work. They were so relaxed."

He saw steady employment as a voice actor from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, most famously providing the voice of "Magilla Gorilla" for the Hanna Barbera cartoon of the same name.

His other credits include several guest appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show," "Gomer Pyle: USMC," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

In addition to Amalia, Melvin is survived by daughter Jennifer Hanson and grandson Jon Hanson Jr. A daughter, Mya, died in 1970.

January 19, 2008

Two Bradys Set to Star in Reality Series

Christopher Knight and Adrienne Curry begin their third season of "My Fair Brady" on VH1 beginning January 20 at 10:30 p.m. .

Maureen McCormick will join Bobby Brown, Dee Snider, Carnie Wilson, Sisqo, Diana DeGarmo, and Julio Iglesias Jr. in "Gone Country" on CMT, beginning Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m.

Novemer 11, 2007

In a "Parade" magazine survey about Americans' eating habits,  45% of the respondents said they wanted "Alice from the Brady Bunch" to cook them dinner. - November 2007

October 20, 2007

'Brady Bunch' Actor Responds to Not the Bradys XXX
By Eddie Adams

LOS ANGELES - CBS’s tabloid news shows “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” both ran stories earlier this week about Not the Bradys XXX, a newly-released x-rated version of the popular 70’s television show, “The Brady Bunch.” The reports aired clips from the adult parody, as well as talked to Christopher Knight, who played Peter on the classic television show.

“I think it’s a great idea,” Knight told reporters at the recent Fox Reality Awards. “It’s the sincerest form of flattery. Frankly, I’m just sort of amazed it has taken this long because it was pretty obvious this was coming.”

In another sound byte, Knight, who had not heard of the parody before that night, also mentioned there could be legal action taken.

For the “Insider” clip, click here.

Directed by Will Ryder and starring current AVN Female Performer of the Year, Hillary Scott, as big sister Marcia, the movie was created by X-Play and is distributed by LFP.

“The New York Post’s Page Six jumped on the story first and now with the ‘ET’ and the ‘Insider’ stories airing everybody’s calling for interview and DVD requests,” Ryder said.

Not the Bradys XXX stars Hillary Scott, Alana Evans, Aurora Snow, Leah Luv, Lynn LeMay, Paulina James, Veronique Vega and Jasmine Byrne.

For more information on the movie, go to


Publish Date: October 12, 2007


October 16, 2007

The Theater at HA!, 163 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact: Mayuri Breen, 212-977-3884 W, 917-864-3317 C,


Barry Williams (AKA Greg Brady) Comes to Broadway in New Musical “Growing up 70s” opening November 15, 2007 written by Chuck Nice from “VHI’s Best Week Ever”

NEW YORK, NY, October 10, 2007:  G-LUC Productions and the HA! Comedy Club (  is pleased to announce the opening of their new production titled “GROWING UP 70s” (

Throughout the 1970’s, millions of people watched Barry Williams portray Greg Brady on the acclaimed sitcom “The Brady Bunch”  Now you can relive that magical time with “Growing Up 70s” a new Off- Broadway musical revue in which Barry Williams takes you back to an era he helped define. The cast will take you on an interactive journey filled with colorful characters, disco, bell-bottoms, mood-rings, and unforgettable music. Come join the fun!

“Growing up 70s” opens at the Theater at HA!, a new 175 seat theater within the HA! Comedy club, located at 163 West 46th Street in New York. Evening performances will be offered Thursday through Sunday at 7:00pm. Matinee Performance will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. The Show is 90 minutes long. Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased now by visiting or by calling (800) 432-7250. For more information, please visit or

“Growing Up 70s” is created by
Creators:         Anthony Dinapoli (Owner, HA! Comedy Club) and
Chuck Nice (VH1’s The Best Week Ever)
Executive Producers:         Barry Williams and Anthony Dinapoli
Associate Producers:         Good Guy Entertainment and Mayuri Breen.
Original Music and Lyrics:     Ronnie Dee (
Director:             Jason Summers
Musical Director:         Kary Haddad
Choreographer:         Leland Morrow


September 23, 2007

The publisher of Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick’s new book denies that her client reveals any details of a lesbian romp with her on-screen sister Eva Plumb.


Rumors are rampant that McCormick admits to a lesbian affair with Plumb in her new book “Here’s the Story.” Reports claimed the McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, reveals her and Plumb, who played Jan, engaged in sexual activities behind the scenes of the show.


The publisher of the book, Debbie Styer, says the reports are not true. “We are verifying that it is not true. The real story of what happened in [McCormick’s] life and behind the scenes of the show will all come out when the book comes out,” Styer said.

April 6, 2007

"Bradys to be Honored by TV Land Awards"

Coming Up on The TV Land Awards:
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards, which will air on the cable network Sunday, April 22 at 9 p.m. ET, will honor The Brady Bunch, Roots, Hee Haw, Taxi and everybody's favorite redhead, Lucille Ball. Carol Burnett will present the Legacy of Laughter Award to Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. on behalf of their mother. And the honored stars scheduled to appear include Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen and Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch; Todd Bridges, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett, Jr., Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams and Ben Vereen from Roots; Hee Haw's Roy Clark; and Taxi stars Jeff Conaway, Tony Danza, Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch. As expected, The Brady Bunch's troubled Jan (Eve Plumb) is absent from the list of attendees. Oh…Jan!!!

March 24, 2007

This Never Happened on the Show!

As the premiere of "Celebrity Fit Club" draws closer, Maureen McCormick is starting to do publicity for the show.  In her round of interviews, she is revealing in the past she suffered from bulimia and was addicted to cocaine. 

'Brady' Star Reveals Bout With Cocaine, Bulimia

McCormick Says Problems Started At 17

NEW YORK -- The actress who played Marcia Brady on the classic television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" is revealing some serious issues from her past.

Maureen McCormick told People magazine that she used to snort cocaine and suffer from bulimia.

Then a boyfriend introduced her to cocaine.

McCormick said it became clear she has an "addictive personality."

After several relapses, McCormick said she cleaned up through therapy and faith.

The actress played Marcia on "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 to 1974, and appeared in variety shows and television movies based on the series.

She has also guest-starred on several television series including "Fantasy Island," "The Love Boat," "Touched by an Angel" and "Moesha," and had a recurring role on the daytime drama "Passions."

December 2006

Marcia Joins VH1

Marcia's come quite a long way since doing calisthenics with "Cousin Emma." Maureen McCormick will participate in VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club 5" beginning in April.  The others in the cast are Dustin Diamond of "Saved by the Bell," rappers Da Brat and Warren G., country singer Cledus T. Judd, former pop star Tiffany, Kimberley Locke of "American Idol," and "Ross the Intern" from "The Tonight Show."

According to the release about the show, McCormick gained 25-pounds following the death of her mother. 

Thanksgiving 2006
A Very Brady Thanksgiving Returns to CW57

November 2006

TV Land Wants to Find the Next Brady Bunch!


March 30, 2006

Barry Williams News!

Don't miss Barry Williams - TV's Greg Brady - profiled in a new TV Land show that will reveal what he's like in real life.

On Wednesday, April 5 at 10 pm ET, the TV Land series Living in TV Land will feature Barry hosting his daily SIRIUS Satellite Radio program*, throwing pitches at Dodgers Stadium, showing off his singing talents, and meeting with his some of his many fans. (Living in TV Land has previously profiled William Shatner, Adam West, Davey Jones and others.)

And catch FOX-TV's That 70s Show on Thursday, April 27 at 8 pm ET, when Barry and his Brady Bunch little brother, actor Chris Knight, portray a gay couple who move in next door to Red and Kitty.

*Barry hosts  The Brady Brunch with Barry Williams Sunday to Friday 2 pm - 6 pm ET on SIRIUS' Totally '70s (channel 7), playing the great music hits of the '70s, and revealing his unique recollections of the era, along with the recollections of his special guests.


March 22, 2006
Bradys Score at TV Land Awards

Per usual, a couple of "Bradys" made it to the annual "TV Land Awards."  Christopher Knight accepted the award for "Best TV Food," for his classic line "Pork Chops and Applesauce."  Maureen McCormick appeared in a spoof of "Grey's Anatomy" called "Grey Anatomy."  She was a patient who suffered from a broken nose.


February 26, 2006

The first previews of "Surreal Life" with Florence Henderson were played on VH1.  The new season with Flo as the therapist and housemates Tawny Kitean, C.C. Deville, Alexis Arquette, Sherman Hemsley, and more debuts March 19 on VH1.

Winter 2005
I will be providing guest commentary for a "Brady Bunch" marathon on UPN 57 (Philadelphia)
Thanksgiving day.   

Here's the schedule.

November 1, 2005

"The Brady Bunch:  The Complete Fourth Season DVD"  hits stores November 1.
Go to

Fall 2005

"My Fair Brady" starring Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry premieres on VH1 September 11.

"The Brady Bunch:  The Complete Third Season DVD" hits stores September 13.
Go to

Summer 2005

"Biography: The Brady Bunch" aired on A & E, Friday, June 24.

Christopher Knight and Maureen McCormick made the "Top Ten" of VH1's list of "Greatest Kid Stars of All Time."

"The Brady Bunch: The Complete Second Season DVD" hits stores July 26.
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February 2005

 The Brady Bunch:  The Complete First Season DVD" will be available in stores on March 1.
Go to

January 2005

Greg Getting a Divorce

November 4, 2004
Peter Enters Surreal Life

Christopher Knight will be part of the "Surreal Life 4" house with 
Verne Troyer (Mini Me - Austin Powers), 
Marcus Schenkenberg, 
Joannie Lauer from the WWF, Da Brat, Jane Wiedlen of "The Go-Gos,"
and Adrianne Curry of "America's Next Top Model."


October 24-30
Mike Lookinland in TV Guide

TV Guide wrote a piece about Mike's job as a cameraman on "Everwood."

October 23, 2004
Barry Boogies Down

Barry Williams co-hosted "Disco Explosion:  Get Down Tonight" on New Jersey Network.  The big disco concert featured "KC and the Sunshine Band," "Chic," "Peaches and Herb," Martha Wash, Leo Sayer, and more.  Williams, Karen Lynn Gorney, and Denny Terio helped raise funds for PBS. 


September 29, 2004

From "The Programming Insider"

It's the Story of a Top-Rated Cable Network:
Special Still Brady…After All These Years, featuring a reunion of all six Brady kids, Mama Florence Henderson and the best darn maid in town, Ann. B. Davis' Alice, scored considerably on TV Land. Still Brady…After All These Years last Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, which marked the 35th anniversary of The Brady Bunch, averaged close to 1.5 million viewers -- an increase of 186 percent over last year's time period. Among adults 25-54, TV Land's target demo, the special averaged a record 1.1 rating with 1 million viewers - up 175 and 203 percent, respectively, over the year-ago hour. Prior to Still Brady After All These Years, the 48-hour marathon of The Brady Bunch averaged a 0.5 rating/464,000 viewers among adults 25-54, an increase of 53 percent in rating and 67 percent in delivery over last year.

Speaking of Still Brady…After All These Years:
Someone needs to tell Barry "Greg" Williams that his "date" with TV Mom Florence Henderson is no longer news. And neither is Marcia liking Greg, Peter digging Jan, and Bobby and Cindy smooching in real life. When the 40th anniversary special is produced, and I'm sure there will be one, I want the scoop on TV's grooviest family. And I want more of Ann B. Davis, who disappeared within a blink.


September 27, 2004

From the Cynzine...
What do you think? Who do you think would be not only interesting to watch, but would also be a talented and compelling talk show host? Several names were proposed, including one who took exception to my characterization of Whoopi as a less than successful host. Among those new names were: Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephen Collins, Drew Barrymore, Ray Romano, Josh Duhamel, Steve Martin, Larry David, Lewis Black, Darrell Hammond, Katie Couric, Denis Leary, Chris Rock, Michael Horowitz, Albert Brooks, John Cleese, Tim Robbins, David Duchovny (tho only in late night), Meryl Streep, Will Ferrell, the team of Barry Williams and Maureen McCormack (aka Greg and Marcia), and the return of Bob Costas.

September 24, 2004
"Still Brady After All These Years" Featured in "USA Today"

HOLLYWOOD — They rebuilt the house and stocked it with Bradys, but somehow all is not so groovy with this bunch.

Maureen McCormick (Marcia) is in tears. Susan Olsen (Cindy) is complaining to Mike Lookinland (Bobby) about their reunion script. Florence Henderson (Carol) is in a bit of panic over her missing make-up bag. Barry Williams (Greg) can't decide which shirt best shows off his bod. Christopher Knight (Peter) is spilling the beans about a Brady feud. Eve Plumb (Jan) is keeping her distance from the other Bradys, and Ann B. Davis (Alice) is keeping her distance from USA TODAY. (Related story: Patridges still flock together)

Despite all this nonsense, there is cause for celebration. For the first time since Marcia and Jan's double wedding in 1981's The Brady Girls Get Married, the entire Brady bunch (minus the late Robert Reed) is back together to celebrate the show's 35th anniversary with a TV Land reunion special, Still Brady After All These Years (Sunday, 10 p.m. ET/PT).

The Brady Bunch lasted only five seasons, from 1969 to 1974, but show creator Sherwood Schwartz, 87, refuses to let the blended-family franchise die. An animated series and a variety show ran in the '70s. The '80s brought a sexy Marcia-Jan sitcom. A Christmas reunion and dramatic series came along in the '90s, plus a touring stage production and two feature film spoofs starring Shelley Long as Carol and Christine Taylor as Marcia.

And Schwartz isn't done yet. He's thinking about a reality series that would — you guessed it — place a widow with three very lovely girls into a home with a widower busy with three boys of his own.

But it's Schwartz's original Bunch we'll always adore most.

Olsen has just burst into Lookinland's dressing room. After all these years, Cindy still runs to Bobby when she has a problem. Wearing super-short denims and throwing back a Diet Coke, Olsen, at 43, looks more like a mutated Britney Spears than the youngest Brady in pigtails. Olsen is upset with the script — mainly that there even is one. The cast members have agreed to return as themselves — not as their characters — to reminisce about being the Brady Bunch.

"We were told it was going to be something different," says Olsen, sitting beside Lookinland, 43, a Utah-based cameraman for WB's Everwood and father to two sons. "I was not told there was going to be a script. I thought this was going to be the Actors Studio.

"I am not doing 'clever' banter that somebody else wrote, and the only 'pigtails' I will wear come from the carnicero (butcher) and are about 5 days old with flies buzzing around them."


Not really anti-Brady

It's never easy pulling off these reunions, which is why there's usually at least one Brady missing from every reunion bunch. "Inevitably, somebody was always missing," Schwartz says from his home, where he has just shot promos for his upcoming TBS Gilligan's Island reality show. "One of the kids was either in a foreign country or on a honeymoon, and once in a while, Jan, Eve Plumb, just wouldn't do it."

But black sheep Plumb, who seems out of place among the others and even remained seated while the rest of the cast rehearsed their famous descending pose on the Brady staircase, objects to her anti-Brady reputation. Sure, she skipped the 1977 variety show. But, in hindsight, nearly every other Brady, with the possible exceptions of Henderson and Williams, wishes they had, as well.

"Everybody always thinks I'm the one who doesn't show, but I think I've showed up more than I haven't," Plumb, 46, says while having her makeup applied. "I take these things one at a time, and this one seemed like it might be all right, so I gave it a shot."

Today, Plumb paints, rides horses and provides voice-overs in commercials for California's Department of Boating and Waterways. Divorced once, she is married to a computer businessman she identifies only as Ken.

McCormick, who shrewdly declined playing an alcoholic Marcia in the 1990 thirtysomething-like dramatic series The Bradys, almost missed this reunion, too. For the past three years, she cared for her cancer-stricken mother, who died just a week earlier. McCormick's protective husband, Michael, a printer salesman and the father of their 15-year-old daughter, Natalie, sits on his wife's dressing room floor reading a book as McCormick fights back tears.

"It's nice to see (the Brady cast), and I consider them friends," says McCormick, who at 48 doesn't look much different from how she did in the '70s. "But it's the people that I'm with every day that give me my strength and help me hang in there."

Still friends — mostly

Olsen, twice divorced and mother to an 8-year-old son recently diagnosed with a mild form of autism, has joined Plumb and Lookinland in the makeup room. She says she missed 1988's A Very Brady Christmas because she was on her Jamaican honeymoon and because every Brady reunion has "sucked."

"I would rather be at Reggae Sunsplash, which happens once a year, than doing some horrible Brady Bunch reunion," Olsen says.

But Knight, lounging in his dressing room and still looking buff (thanks to his recent participation with Olsen in Discovery Health Channel's Body Challenge: Hollywood), offers another explanation for Olsen's Christmas absence.

"From my recollection," says Knight, 46, "it was all contractual. Maureen had sort of sucked (the money) all out for herself, and I thought that was selfish." For that reason, Knight left McCormick off the invite list to his 1995 wedding. "(Maureen) can get away with more — literally asking for more money and so forth because she was the fantasy of many young men growing up who are now the guys running studios."

But all that is ancient Brady history. Knight, divorced for the second time in 2000 and diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, now calls McCormick "the sweetest person alive."

"I don't come back because (Brady reunions) are great pieces of art. It's because these are friends, and it's fun being around them."

Putting on the years

Never one to miss a Brady reunion, Williams, who turns the big 5-0 on Thursday, is in his dressing room trying on different outfits. Pulling off a Hawaiian shirt, he reveals white body hairs that curiously contrast with the black hairs on his head.

"I think some of us are more comfortable with our Brady legacy than others," says Williams, the father of an 18-month-old son with wife No. 2 and probably best known in recent years for getting clobbered in the ring by The Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce on Fox's Celebrity Boxing.

Farther down the hall, Henderson can be heard on the phone singing Happy Birthday to her son. Still a hot mama at 70, Henderson prefers applying her own makeup but has left her bag at her Marina del Rey home, which, she says, now seems empty since lung cancer claimed the life of her husband, hypnotist John Kappas, in 2002.

"I was privileged to be able to help him in the end," says Henderson, herself a licensed hypnotherapist. "He never allowed himself to be hypnotized, but in the end, he taught me his formula, and that has made all the difference."

Henderson, host of Lifetime's Speaking of Women's Health and longtime Polident pitchwoman, recently has started dating again. "It takes a lot of courage to be happy, but I've got courage, so I think I will be happy again."

'Alice' still cares

The last Brady we're trying to track down is Ann B., who has been avoiding us all day. We finally find her alone in the back of the studio autographing posters that will be auctioned for charity.

"Hi, Ann; can we ask you a few questions?" a TV Land rep politely requests.

"Not now!" she says. "I'm on lunch."

We watch her march off into the darkness without another word but later catch up with her in the makeup room.

We learn that the never-married Davis, 78, is happily retired and living in a Christian community in San Antonio, where she sings in her church's choir, watches baseball on TV, plays computer games and takes frequent naps. The only thing that disturbs her peaceful existence: Brady Bunch reunions. "This lady's trying to get retired," she grumbles, "and the phone keeps ringing with new things to do with The Brady Bunch."

As she's about to march off again, Davis pauses, softening just enough to offer a quick reminder of that sweet housekeeper who was always there for her beloved Bradys: "How," Davis asks, "could I not be part of a Brady Bunch special?"


September 17, 2004

"Still Brady After All These Years" Gets Panned by "Entertainment Weekly"

Here's the review by EW's Nicholas Fonseca

According to Jenny McCarthy, who was apparently plucked from, oh, Hades to host this limp coffee klatch with the sticom's stars - "The Brady Bunch" spawned a whopping 14 spin-offs, telepics, films, and plays.  "Will the madness never stop?!" she screams.  The answer, sadly is a resounding "Hell, no! - especially since Florence Henderson and her TV brood continue to whore themselves for cheap "reunion" specials where they blather one with the same old spiels.  Icky Barry Williams recounts - for the 5,201st time - his flirtations with the Wesson Lady and Maureen McCormick.  Mike Lookinland brags about his current job as...a cameraman on "Everwood."  Ann B. Davis waddles in for an all-too-brie cameo, Sherwood Schwartz drops by to pitch a Brady reality series (nooooo!), and McCarthy practically lap-dances with Christopher Knight, whose terror-stricken face encapsulates the entire endeavor.  D- 


September 2004

Christopher Knight and Susan Olsen joined Erik Estrada ("CHIPS") and Charlene Tilton ("Dallas") for the "Great Celebrity Diet Challenge" on the Discovery Health Network on September 14.

August 2004

A Very Brady Experience on TV Land:
TV Land will celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Brady Bunch (yes - time flies!) with an original Brady cast reunion, Still Brady After All These Years, and a 48-hour marathon beginning on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6 a.m. ET. The one-hour special premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET on the exact day the sitcom began 35 years earlier. The marathon will kick-off with the pilot episode, followed by the three-part episode of The Bradys in Hawaii (where surfer-dude Greg wears the cursed taboo idol and "wipes out." In Brady terminology, that means he almost drowns!).

May 2004

Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick, and Barry Williams 
at the TV Land Awards

March 8-14, 2004
Marcia is a Square

Maureen McCormick and other "TV Land" stars such as Gabe Kaplan, Marla Gibbs, ALF, Shirley Jones, Martin Mull, Bernie Kopell, Joyce DeWitt, and Stefanie Powers are on "The Hollywood Squares."


February 2004

Alice Cleans Up in "Swiffer" Ad

Ann B. Davis and other television character housekeepers such as Robert Guillaume ("Benson") and Shelley Morrison (Rosario from "Will and Grace") are in the new "Swiffer" mop commercial. 


February 20, 2004

Greg makes "Entertainment Weekly's" "The Must List"


February 4, 2004

Greg and Peter Do Pyramid

Barry Williams and Christopher Knight joined fellow 70's teen idol Donny Osmond on "Pyramid."  
Each got to the winner's circle with their partner.


January 11, 2004

Curb Your Enthusiasm for Marcia

Christine Taylor, who played Marcia in the "Brady Bunch" movies is appearing 
on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with her real-life husband Ben Stiller. 


January 5, 2004

Which Brady Character Are You?

Take the quiz


December 8, 2003

"Sherwood Schwartz clip on Howard Stern"

A sound bite from the "E! True Hollywood Story:  The Brady Bunch" is being played on "The Howard Stern Show" radio show. Speaking about Robert Reed, Sherwood Schwartz says "He's America's favorite father... and I feel bad for him because he can't come out of the closet."

October 10, 2003

From Media Week's "The Programming Insider"
The TV family that never fades, the Bradys, are reuniting on tomorrow's Wayne Brady Show. That's right - Carol (Florence Henderson), Greg (Barry Williams), Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Peter (Christopher Knight), Bobby (Mike Lookinland) and Cindy (Susan Olsen) will be guests on the daytime talk show hosted by a man called Brady. Only troubled Jan (Eve Plumb, who claims she has retired from her Brady days) will not be present. Sorry Eve - you'll always be Jan.

September 8-12, 2003

"Greg is a Square"

Barry Williams was part of the premiere week of "The Hollywood Squares" as the show featured stars from "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star."  Williams and the other former child stars who appear in the David Spade movie including Dustin Diamond, Todd Bridges, Leif Garrett, Corey Feldman, Danny Bonaduce, Erin Moran, Willie Aames appeared on "Sqaures." 


August 18-22, 2003

"I Love the 70's"

"The Brady Bunch" was featured during the 1970 and 1972 segments of "I Love The '70's Week" on VH1. 
 Some of the celebrities who talked about the show were Lisa Marie Presley, comedian Greg Fitzsimmons (who said he would have sex with Florence Henderson today), Rich Eisen, and Michael Ian Black.

"The O.C." Has B.B. Connection

Adam Brody who played Barry Williams in the television movie "Growing Up Brady" 
plays Seth Cohen in the Fox series "The O.C."


July 2003

"Bradys Go Pop"

"The Brady Bunch" was listed 19 on the "Top 200 Pop Culture Icons" of all time. 


June 27, 2003

Yet Another Brady Makes a "Greatest" List

Maureen McCormick was listed 41 on VH1's "50 Greatest Teen Idols."

June 13, 2003

Hurray for Tiger

Tiger was named to "The 50 Greatest TV Animals" list from the Animal Planet.  The Brady dog came in 50th place.


May 30, 2003

"The Silver Haired Platters"

Barry Williams is a judge for the NBC special "Second Chance:  Most Talented Seniors."

May 19, 2003

ABC 50th Anniversary

"The Brady Bunch" are reunited for "ABC's 50th Anniversary Special" tonight.


May 12, 2003

Jan Moves From the "Brady Kids" to "All My Children"

Eve Plumb made her second appearance on "All My Children" as the devious television personality, June.  According to the soap web sites, there is a chance Eve's role will become a recurring character. 

May 12 - 16, 2003

Florence Henderson Back in the Grid

Instead of "The Brady Block," Florence Henderson is in the familiar format as part of "Hollywood Squares" "Blondes Have More Fun Week."  Some of the other blondes are Pamela Anderson, Loni Anderson, Phyllis Diller, Charo, the Hilton sisters, and Kathy Kinney of "The Drew Carey Show."


May 2003

"Brady Residence" Mentioned In "Philadelphia" Magazine"

March 21, 2003

"Bunch" Referenced in "Entertainment Weekly" Cover Story"

"Entertainment Weekly" used the famous "Brady Bunch" grid for its cover story on the Fox television show "American Idol."  In the article titled "The American Idol Bunch," it also reshot the famous staircase shot for the insert.

March 16, 2003

"All About Eve"

"All My Children" announced that Eve Plumb will guest star on the ABC daytime drama 
April 7, as a television host who interviews Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).  It's a one-time appearance.  

March 12, 2003
"Bradys Represent at 1st TV Land Awards"

    "The Brady Bunch" was well-represented at the first TV Land Awards hosted by John Ritter.  First, Susan Olsen and Maureen McCormick were interviewed on the red carpet by Kathy Najimy during the pre-show.  Then McCormick and Barry Williams helped open the show as they sang the theme to "The Brady Bunch."  They were part of a medley that included the themes from "The Jeffersons," "All in the Family," "Gilligan's Island," "Dick Van Dyke," and more.

    McCormick presented an award with Davy Jones.  Jones won an award for favorite guest appearance by a musician on a show for when he guest starred on "The Brady Bunch."  Barry Williams was nominated for "Hippest Fashion Plate - Male," for his hippie outfit from the episode "Our Son, The Man." But lost to David Cassidy.  Christopher Knight was nominated for "Favorite Dual Role Character," for when he played Arthur Owens, but lost to Barbara Eden of "I Dream of Jeannie."

    McCormick, Olsen, and Knight attended the show.  Surprisingly, Florence Henderson wasn't there.  She would have been perfect for when they brought out classic TV mothers - Barbara Billingsley, Shirley Jones, and Doris Roberts. 


March 3, 2003

"Growing Up Brady" Co-Author in Trouble for Yankee Book"

Chris Kreski, the co-author of "Growing Up Brady:  I was a Teenage Greg" by Barry Williams, has been making headlines for a book he wrote with New York Yankees pitcher David Wells called "Perfect I'm Not! Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches and Baseball," in which Wells said he was "half-drunk" while pitching a no-hitter, 40% of the Major League baseball players take steroids, and more. 

And we thought Greg's infraction of looking at an album cover while driving on the freeway was bad!

February 27, 2003
"Brady Battle on Celebrity Justice"

    Ever wonder why Mike Brady isn't on "Brady Bunch" merchandise such as t-shirts, lunchboxes, and calendars?  The syndicated show "Celebrity Justice" explained that the estate of Robert Reed refused to allow his likeness to be included on the merchandise because it didn't feel Paramount offered a fair price.  The show interviewed the attorney for Reed's estate and Christopher Knight (Peter), who said that the rest of the cast was satisfied with the cut from Paramount. 

January 26, 2003

"A Brady Stars in the "Super Bowl" for the Second Straight Year"

Last year it was Tom Brady leading the New England Patriots to victory in the "Super Bowl."
  This year, Carol Brady, aka, Florence Henderson starred in "The Super Bowl."  Henderson appeared in the
 popular Pepsi Twist commercial with Ozzy, Jack, and Kelly Osbourne, and Donny and Marie Osmond. 

January 17, 2003

"Barry has a Baby"

Barry Williams and his wife Eila became first time parents, as Eila gave birth to Brandon Eric Williams
 on January 17 at 3:12 p.m.  He was 7 lbs. 0.5 ounces, and twenty inches long. 

January 10, 2003

"Bradys Rock TV Guide"

"The Silver Platters'" episode of "The Brady Bunch" was named 89th of 
the "100 Greatest Moments That Rocked TV" by "TV Guide and VH1."   

December 18, 2002

"Mike becomes an Urban Legend"

Taken from "The Onion"

Fact Repeated As Urban Legend
BREWSTER, WA—An actual occurrence passed into the realm of modern folklore Tuesday, 
when actor Robert Reed's 1992 AIDS-related death was repeated as urban legend. 
"Dude, this guy I know told me that the guy who played the dad on The Brady Bunch died of AIDS," 
said Jeff Gund, 16. "Can you believe he believed that?" Gund went on to tell the equally implausible 
tale of a woman who cut off her husband's penis and threw it in a field, only to see the man 
surgically reattach it and become a porn star.



December 2002

A "Sunshine Day" Barbie doll is spotted in "Philadelphia" magazine.

"Far Out"

Aboard the space shuttle there are three large Radiators (Bobby, Peter, & Greg)
 which will be attached to the space station later next week.  
The station already has 3 radiators (Cindy, Jan, & Marcia) which flew up in October. 
 This NASA web link has a reference to it

December 3, 2002

"Viewers Don't Vote for "The Brady Bunch in the White House"

From Marc Berman of "Mediaweek"

Fans of The Brady Bunch were MIA on Friday with Fox made-for The Brady Bunch
 in the White House at a fifth place 2.5/ 4 - 11 percent, on average, below sitcom repeats
 What I Like About You (2.6/ 4), Family Affair (2.3/ 4), Reba (3.6/ 6) and Greetings From Tucson (2.6/ 4) on the WB. Maybe it's time to leave well enough alone - this little fiasco made even The Brady Bunch Variety Hour look good!


June 21, 2002
Brady Bunch Makes List of TV Guide's All Time Greatest Covers

The 1970 cover was listed as one of the 50 greatest covers of all time.  The photographer didn't know how to fit all nine cast members in the photo, so he chose the block design.  He put Tiger on top, not to offend the actors. 

March 25, 2002

The old "Brady Bunch" tune "Sunshine Day" is being used in a commercial for Tropicana orange juice.

March 13, 2002

In his biggest wipeout since he battled the waves in the Hawaii trilogy, Barry Williams spent most of his boxing match with Danny Bonaduce on the mat, but he got the last laugh as "Celebrity Boxing" was a ratings hit for Fox, coming in 15th for the week. 


February 4, 2002

"Tank Gates Would Be Proud"

In what comes as no surprise to "Brady Bunch" fans, 
a man named "Brady" led the New England Patriots
 to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI.  
As Carol said "A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits."  
The "Brady Bunch" has a long history with football. 

January 23, 2002

Florence Henderson is now the featured celebrity guest in OutSmart (, the new online celebrity game show from Zone.comDuring the show, she talks about life as a Brady, her date with Barry "Greg Brady" Williams, and the other TV "Supermoms." 



January 16, 2002


Check This Out!  "Brady Bunch" checks are here!

December 7, 2001

"Cindy Brady for the Block"

Susan Olsen moved from one grid to another as she appeared on the
 "Classic TV" edition of "The Hollywood Squares."

December 3, 2001

I caught Maureen McCormick on "Before they were Rock Stars:  Hollywood" on VH1.  The segment included clips of McCormick's Pillsbury doughboy commercial pre-"Brady Bunch," some singing on "The Brady Bunch," and part of a song from her 1995 country album "When You Get a Little Lonely."


October 30, 2001

"Tattling" with Christopher Knight

October 28, 2001

Could New England Patriots' Quarterback be a Lost Brady?

Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and possibly other members of "The Brady Bunch"
 will be part a segment on the ESPN football pre game show introducing their long lost 
relative Tom Brady of the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 28 at 11 AM EST. 

Tom Brady

October 19, 2001

"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"

Maureen McCormick was mentioned on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning as part of the Mike Walker National Enquirer Gossip game that is played every Friday on the nationally syndicated radio show.  The object of the game is to guess which of Mike's four stories is false.  Mike's stories were 

1.  Lisa Marie Presley refused to let boyfriend Nicolas Cage sleep over since they weren't married.

2.  Maureen would be hosting a sex show on HBO called "Shock Video:  America Undercover."

3.    Matthew Perry was bothering audience members at a James Taylor concert because he was singing too loud.

4.  Tom Green made popcorn in the clothes dryer

Robin and Fred both thought the story about Maureen was false, but Howard thought it was true.  Mike revealed that the Tom Green story was false, which means that Maureen will be hosting the adult HBO series.  I guess this brings a new meaning to "Big Man on Campus!"

September 24, 2001

"Bradys" on "The Weakest Link"

For the first time since 1981, all six Brady kids appeared on screen together, as they competed in a celebrity edition of "The Weakest Link" on NBC.  Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Florence Henderson, and Robbie Rist (Oliver) played the game for their favorite charities which were:  Maureen - AMFAR, Mike - Sierra Club, Chris - Zero Population Growth, Susan - Alzheimer's Association, Eve - Laguna Canyon Foundation, Florence - Sisters of St. Benedict of Southern Indiana, Robbie - L.A. Mission, and Barry - Lupus Foundation.  Robbie Rist was the first to get kicked off the show.  Then it was Barry Williams, Eve Plumb, Maureen McCormick, Mike Lookinland, Florence Henderson, Susan Olsen, and Christopher Knight. Christopher Knight won $49,000 for his charity. In true Brady fashion, none of the players criticized each other as is normally done in the game.  Here were some of Anne's barbs:

"Whose performance is un-groovy?"

"Who has butchered more wrong answers than Sam has meat?"

"Who would lose to Tiger in a battle of wits?"

"Who is making the Partridge Family look like geniuses?"

"Who is more lost than Bobby and Cindy in the Grand Canyon?"

Also, when Robbie was named the weakest link, Anne said "he couldn't ruin this show like others."  And when Florence was named the weakest link Anne said "you should have let them play ball in the house."  Florence had a few good lines.  When she got a vote from Barry she said "I'm never going to date you again," and when Chris and Susan voted her off she called them losers.

Ratings wise, the Bradys and the "Queen of Mean" lost to "The King of Queens" at 8 PM, but beat a sports edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."  "The King of Queens" led with a 9.8 rating/15 share for CBS, "The Weakest Link" had an 8.6 rating/13 share for NBC, and "Millionaire" was third with an 8.1 rating/12 share for ABC.  The Bradys' appearance boosted the normal ratings for "The Weakest Link."

The episode will appear on PAX on November 2nd. 


September 2, 2001

Encore presentation of Florence Henderson on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"


August 31, 2001

Vote for "The Brady Bunch" as one of the "Greatest E! True Hollywood Stories of All Time" 

An encore presentation of "The Brady Bunch:  The E! True Hollywood Story" airs September 17 at 8 PM.  Here's my review after show originally aired  in June 1999. 

August 31, 2001

Bring the "Brady Brides" to Rhino Home Video

August 27, 2001

Front Row - Robbie Rist, Anne Robinson, Maureen Mccormick
Back Row - Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Florence Henderson, Mike Lookinland, Barry Williams

There will be a "Brady Bunch" edition of "The Weakest Link" September 17th on NBC.  The contestants will be  Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Florence Henderson, Robbie Rist (cousin Oliver), and even Eve Plumb!  It is the first time all six kids will appear on screen together  since "The Brady Brides" series on NBC in 1981.  "The Missing Link" is Ann B. Davis who declined to play. For a chance to win some "Brady" prizes, go to to guess who will win "The Weakest Link." 


August 8, 2001
"The Millionaire Bunch"

The "Brady Bunch" was the subject of a fastest finger question on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," Tuesday, August 7.  The contestants had to put "Brady Bunch" characters in order - starting with the youngest.  The characters listed were Greg, Jan, Bobby, and Cindy.  


July 16, 2001

Barry's Battle with Union Continues


July 12, 2001

Bradys "Pop Up" in TV Guide


July 8, 2001
Flo's Got it Covered - She's in Two Ads in the Sunday Supplement

July 1, 2001

Wednesdays are reserved for the Bradys during Nick at Nite's
 "Block Party Summer" from 9 PM - 1AM EST. 


June 28, 2001

THE SOUND OF LITIGATION? Former Brady Bunch star Barry Williams filing charges of unfair labor practices Monday with the National Labor Relations Board against Actors Equity Association. The dispute stems from Williams' appearing in a non-Equity touring production of The Sound of Music, for which he was fined $52,000 last January.

Brady Bunch's Greg Fights Union Fine Brady Bunch's Greg Fights Union Fine
Wednesday June 27 7:01 AM ET Wednesday June 27 7:01 AM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Greg Brady's fighting back.

Barry Williams, who played the oldest sibling on the 1970s sitcom ``The Brady Bunch,'' was fined $52,000 earlier this year by the Actors' Equity Association for performing in a nonunion show.

But on Monday, Williams filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Actors' Equity, claiming that the fine was illegal because he had already resigned from the union when he began performing in a non-Equity production of ``The Sound of Music.''

Union members picketed the touring show in several cities including Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Providence, R.I., carrying signs proclaiming, ``Greg Brady is a scab.''

Williams, who portrayed Capt. Von Trapp in the show, claims in his charges that union officials failed to inform him that he was not required to join the union and imposed an exorbitant fee.

Williams, who filed the charges with the help of the anti-union National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, believes he cannot be lawfully fined because he resigned his membership before signing the contract.

The union said it stood by its decision to fine Williams, who was a member of the union from 1974 to 2000.

``In January 2001, an Equity Hearing Committee found that he agreed to appear in the non-Equity production before resigning from the union,'' Alan Eisenberg, Equity executive director, said in a statement. ``This is in direct violation of the union rules by which he agreed to abide when he joined Equity in 1974.''

The union also said that the law requiring unions to inform members that they do not have to join did not exist when Williams joined in 1974.


June 13, 2001
 "Zits" The Brady Bunch in the Comics!


June 15, 2001
Mike Brady Named Favorite TV Dad by Two Celebrities

From Entertainment Weekly:

Margaret Cho - "Robert Reed, Mr. Brady.  Because of that perm.  It was full, large and vibrant, like a halo."

Ellen DeGeneres - "Mike Brady.  He was always at a drafting table, which seemed very dad-like."


June 11, 2001
Robert Reed gets "Biography" Treatment

Robert Reed was the subject of  A-and-E's "Biography."
To order the video, go to  


May 24, 2001

Florence Henderson Featured on E!'s "Celebrity Homes


Florence Henderson's real life home is a far cry from orange kitchen
 cabinets and astroturf in the back yard. Get a tour
 of her houseboat on "Celebrity Homes" on E! May 24 at 7 PM.



May 11, 2001

"Florence Henderson Biography on A & E May 11 at 8 PM"

Here is a synopsis of the show from A & E:

Florence Henderson will always be known as Carol Brady from
The Brady Bunch. This comprehensive profile includes clips, outtakes and
behind-the-scenes footage from virtually every stop on her journey in front
of the camera, as well as her Broadway career. After five decades in show
business, Florence continues to charm millions of fans with her boundless
optimism and humor.

To order the video go to:


April 22, 2001

"Bradys are the Million Dollar Question on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"

The "Brady Bunch" was the topic of the million dollar question on the
 Sunday, April 22 episode of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."  The question was "What was Carol Brady's maiden name?"  The contestant did not know the answer and walked away with $500,000.  Of course, we all know the answer was "Tyler."

April 17, 2001
"The Bradys Will Get "Popped" this Summer"

The VH1 series "Pop Up Video" plans to pop several episodes of 
"The Brady Bunch" for Nick at Nite's "Block Party Summer." They include:

 "The Honeymoon" (The Pilot)
 "Our Son the Man" (Greg turns the den into a groovy room),
"Her sister's shadow" ("Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!")
"Getting Davy Jones"
"Little Big Man" (Bobby gets stuck in a meat locker)
"Dough Re Mi" ("When It's Time To Change")
"Mail Order Hero" (Joe Namath)
"Adios, Johnny Bravo"
"The Cincinnati Kids"
"The Hair Brained Scheme" (Last episode)

February 23, 2001
"Flo Is A Hollywood Survivor"

Is there anything Florence Henderson can't do?  Flo beat Jerry Mathers ("Leave it to Beaver") and Charlene Tilton ("Dallas") in a game of "Twister" to make it to the finals of "The Tonight Show's" "Hollywood Celebrity Survivor."  The 65-year-old Henderson was more agile than her younger competitors and voted Tilton off the "island."  Then it was up to the other celebrities who were eliminated in previous weeks to vote for the winner.  Danny Bonaduce ("Partridge Family") voted for Florence, but it wasn't enough as the majority of Gary Coleman (Diff'rent Strokes"), Adam Rich ("Eight is Enough), Alison Armgrin ("Little House on the Prairie") and Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island") voted for "The Beaver" over Flo.


February 19 and 20, 2001
Robert Reed tangles with three other girls besides Marcia, Jan, and Cindy

Robert Reed played way against his Mike Brady character in a rerun of "Charlie's Angels" 
on TV Land.  He played a guy trying to kill his uncle.


February 13, 2001
"Tabloid Tuesday"

Two of the three Brady girls were mentioned participating in some "un-Brady-like" behavior.

First, Maureen McCormick was mentioned on the "Howard Stern" show today. Howard was interviewing the webmaster of the site,  It's a site that lists the nudity of every actress in the movies.  Howard asked "Mr. Skin" what the most shocking instance of nudity he had encountered.  Mr. Skin answered "Marcia Brady."  According to Mr. Skin, part of Maureen McCormick's breast can be seen in the 1980 movie "Texas Lightning."

Also, Susan Olsen is one of the celebrities listed in "Hollywood's Secret Sex Club" issue of "The National Enquirer."  Here's what it said...

"Brady Bunch's" Susan Olsen:
"She came in at 3:30 in the morning with two drag queen friends," Marini (owner of the club)  says.  "They watched a scene involving a guy in a cage.  Someone had a monkey and she stayed for a while because she was concerned about the monkey.  Then they left."


February 8, 2001

"Can The Bradys Survive With Some Help From Their Friends on Thursday Night?"


You've heard of Survival of the Fastest - well so has Nick at Nite.  And they
worked fast for this one. Tomorrow night at 8pm, opposite Survivor II on CBS
and the expanded Friends on NBC, Nick-at-Nite will air a 40-minute supersized
Brady Brunch episode followed by a miniaturized Saturday night Nick fixture,
The Amanda Show.  The Brady episode features the kids becoming that singing
sensation - The Silver Platters.  The expanded footage will come from the
1973 Sid and Marty Krofft musical special when the Bradys take their act on
the road singing such perennial Brady classics as Proud Mary and Summertime
Blues.   So what will it be this week?  Friends/SNL, Survivor II, or

"Bradys pop up on Nickelodeon Show"

A comedy skit  called "When Bradys Attack" appeared on "The Amanda Show" on Nickelodeon, Saturday, February 3rd.  The spoof had the Brady kids beating up innocent bystanders, then breaking out into song.


"Bunch" Appears in Everclear video

Catch "The Brady Bunch" and other 70's icons in Everclear's homage to the decade, "AM Radio."

"No Doubt" About It...Everyone Loves "The Brady Bunch."

In "No Doubt:  Behind the Music," Gwen Stefani, lead singer of the group, said 
that when she was a kid she would tell her musician brother Eric to stop bothering her
 while she was watching "The Brady Bunch."


February 5, 2001
"This is Worse Than When Greg Got Caught Smoking"

From "People" magazine...
On Jan 12 Actors' Equity Association fined 46-year-old Brady Bunch alum Barry Williams approximately $50,000 for appearing as Capt. Von Trapp in a non-equity national tour of "The Sound of Music."  Williams, who played oldest son Greg in the family sitcom, says he assumed a "reduced membership status before taking the role." He will appeal the ruling.  

January 23, 2001
"Barry Williams Makes "Time Magazine's" Crumb List"

Barry is named one of the "losers of the week" in the January 29 issue of "Time."
"Greg Brady gets record fine for nonunion "Sound of Music" gig. 
 Even Alice can't fix this one."

January 2, 2001
"Barry Von Trapped in Union Battle"

TRAITOR? Former Brady Bunch star Barry Williams caught in the middle of a union battle for starring in a nonunion touring production of The Sound of Music despite being a member of Actors Equity. The dispute came about when negotiations failed between producers and Actors Equity to cast union members in the show.


December 7, 2000
Florence Henderson Quoted on the E! True Hollywood Story about Dean Martin

Is there anyone that Flo doesn't know?


November 6, 2000

Robert Reed and Florence Henderson Reunited on Television

     First, the long-awaited ABC  piece on Robert Reed aired on "20/20 Downtown," Monday at 8 PM.  It went over the same material: Robert Reed's homosexuality, his disdain for the scripts of "The Brady Bunch," and his love for the Brady kids.  Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Sherwood Schwartz, and Susan Olsen contributed to the report.  Click here for Barry's online chat that followed the broadcast. 

     Then, Florence Henderson made a hilarious appearance on "Ally McBeal," on Fox at 9 PM.  She played a sex-therapist who advised women to be submissive to keep their men (Is that how Carol kept Mike)?  Flo even got to sing (but that's not a big deal, since a song breaks out every five minutes on "Ally McBeal").  


November 6, 2000

"Florence Henderson Becomes a Kelly's Kid"

Florence Henderson is set to appear on the November 6th episode of David E. Kelly's "Ally McBeal" as a sex therapist!  What would Martha or Ellie say?

"Brady Bunch" Reference on the Halloween Episode of "The Simpsons"

During the November 1st "Simpsons" spoof of "Hansel and Gretel," Bart and Lisa ask the mean old woman if she has a boyfriend.  The woman replies that she does, and when Bart and Lisa don't believe her, and ask what her boyfriend's name is, she says "George"...then looks at a bubbling cauldron... and says "George Cauldron," a definite reference to Jan and her imaginary boyfriend George Glass. At the end of the vignette, the "real" George Cauldron knocks at the door.

September 2000

"Susan Olsen Speaks to Philly After Midnight."

Susan Olsen was a guest on the Philadelphia local program "Philly After Midnight," plugging her involvement with   Evidently, it was a taped interview, because by the time the piece aired, Olsen was no longer part of the web site.  The entertaining interview, conducted by Wally Kennedy, went over most of the usual Brady topics:  Robert Reed's sexuality, the Barry Williams/Florence Henderson date, and the legacy of "The Brady Bunch."   Other tidbits included Susan praising Howard Stern and mentioning how her four-year-old son doesn't like watching "The Brady Bunch."  Susan admitted that it's impossible to get away from "The Brady Bunch."

"Florence Henderson Sighting on an Infomercial for T-Fal"

I was flipping through the channels one Sunday morning, and caught Florence Henderson hosting an infomercial for T-Fal cookware called "Alice Doesn't Cook Here Anymore."  Flo was plugging the "T-Fal Infusion Cooking System" with the help of Robin Mattson (ex-Janet - "All My Children).  The "show" seemed at least a year and a half old.


August 2000

"Aunt Jenny's Partner Comes to Video"

Long before Imogene Coca played "Aunt Jenny," she was famous for "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar.  "The Sid Caesar Collection" is available at

sidvid.GIF (7045 bytes)



August 11, 2000

"Passions" Just Says "No" to Mo"

Here's what Soap Opera Columnist Michael Logan of "TV Guide," wrote about Maureen McCormick leaving "Passions."

On September 1st, Andrea Evans joins "Passions" as monster mommy--Rebecca Hotchkiss, the rich-bitch buttinsky currently being played by Maureen McCormick. (The Brady Bunch vet quit, NBC says, due to other commitments."   Sources say she was dumped because she demanded too much money.)


August 11, 2000

"Sherwood's Brother Thinks He's a Little Stinker"
From eonline

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful sitcom deal...

In a money battle that's spanned three decades, two men who say they cocreated Gilligan's Island are one step closer to collecting millions in unpaid royalties from the undying sitcom.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the lawsuit filed by 77-year-old Elroy Schwartz and his writing partner, Austin Kalish, should be allowed to go to trial.

Elroy, the younger brother (and not quite "little buddy") of Gilligan's Island creator Sherwood Schwartz, and Kalish accuse the elder Schwartz of marooning them out of millions in royalties since the show went into syndication in the 1970s.

In their lawsuit, the partners allege fraud and breach of contract, and are demanding a revised accounting of all proceeds made off the TV Land staple over the last 30 years. (Gilligan's Island aired from 1964 to 1967 on CBS before finding eternal life in reruns.)

"We're looking forward to righting a wrong," Schwartz-Kalish attorney Marc Toberoff told the Associated Press.

Judge David L. Minning apparently agreed. He rejected a motion by Sherwood Schwartz's attorneys to dismiss the case because the statute of limitations had run out. (They argued the case was settled way back in the '70s.)

Elroy Schwartz and Kalish claim to have written most of the pilot episode for the classic castaway series, only adding Sherwood Schwartz's name to the script as a courtesy because he was the show's executive producer.

But the pair said since then, Schwartz has managed to control all rights to the show and blocked them from getting their fair share of dough from rebroadcast rights.

Now a jury is likely to decide if the duo is due residuals. And if the pair win, they could be looking at sum that would make Mr. Howell blush.

July 31, 2000

"Passions" Loses Passion for Maureen McCormick"

"Passions" is replacing Maureen McCormick in the role of Rebecca
Hotchkiss with soap veteran Andrea Evans.  McCormick's 10 episode stint ends on July 31st. 


July 23, 2000


"Brady Residence" Gets Four out of Four Stars in "Access Magazine."

July 16, 2000

"Later to Later Today"

There will be no tomorrow for "Later Today."  NBC announced the cancellation of  the "Today Show" spinoff hosted by Florence Henderson, Asha Blake, and Jodi Applegate. 
The last show will air on August 11th.  According to "Bradyworld,"
there is a chance that Flo will be part of the new third hour of the "Today Show."

Summer 2000

"Thursdays are Brady Day"

Catch "The Brady Bunch" every Thursday night from 9 PM - 12 AM EST
on Nick at Nite's "Block Party Summer."   

Two "Brady Bits " From the July 14, 2000 issue of "Entertainment Weekly"

"The Mob Squad?"

With "Survivor" a big hit, "Gilligan's Island" creator Sherwood Schwartz has seen renewed interest in his castaway tale of yore (ABC is planning a behind-the-scenes "Gilligan flick"). But the TV veteran says he's not neglecting his other baby, "The Brady Bunch." EW has learned Nick at Nite is developing a two-hour pilot for "Another Brady Bunch." The twist? The Bradys are an interracial family. Schwartz is also pitching several other updates, including-we kid you not-"The Brady Bunch in the White House" (featuring President Mike Brady) and "The Brady Bunch vs.The Mob," in which the fab family is on the run from the Altos, a "Sopranos"-type clan. (We can hear Marcia now: "Oh my kneecaps!") Placed in the Witness Protection Progam, the Bradys "move to four different addresses," each time getting different names," Schwartz says. "Poor little Cindy doesn't know what name to answer when they call on her in school." - WK

"Dragging Rites"

In an article about cross-dressing on television through the years, here's what EW said about Maureen McCormick's bellboy disguise in the "Getting Davy Jones" episode.

"Going bananas over ex-Monkee Davy Jones, "The Brady Bunch's" Marcia tried to crash his hotel room by donning a lame bellboy getup.   Still she couldn't make anybody a believer."

Other stars listed were Milton Berle ("Texaco Star Theater"), Jamie Farr ("M*A*S*H"), Tom Hanks ("Bosom Buddies"), David Duchovny ("Twin Peaks"), David Spade and Adam Sandler ("Saturday Night Live"), and Kristin Davis ("Sex and the City").

July 2000
"Peter Sightings"

I caught an encore presentation of Barry Williams hosting a teen idols special on VH1.  Christopher Knight appeared on "Oprah" discussing Attention Deficit Disorder (something he suffered from). Also Knight appeared as a judge to select "the hottest set of twins" on "The Jenny Jones Show."  


"Mo Becomes a Mom on TV"

Maureen McCormick will play the mother of Liza Huber's character on "Passions"
for two weeks beginning July 5th.  Huber is the real life daughter of Susan Lucci. There is a nice article about McCormick in "Soap Opera Digest."

May 2000
"Bradys Sweep Through May"

There will be three "Brady Bunch" specials to enjoy during May sweeps.  First, Fox looks at the Bradys with the one hour TV movie "Unauthorized:  Brady Bunch The Final Days" on Tuesday, May 16th at 8 PM EST.  The drama focuses on the week of what became the show's final episode.   This was the episode of Greg's graduation when Robert Reed was so infuriated about the storyline of Greg's hair turning orange, he refused to appear in the episode. It was the culmination of years of turmoil between Reed and Sherwood Schwartz. When you watch the episode in reruns, Carol awkwardly explains Mike's absence at his son's graduation by saying he was away on a business trip.  Next, "The Brady Bunch" is the subject of "Headliners and Legends" with Matt Lauer on MSNBC, Saturday, May 20th at 10 PM EST.   Then, Barry Williams' book that first exposed most of the Brady secrets, "Growing Up Brady" becomes a TV movie on NBC, Sunday May 21st.   Barry Williams appears as himself.  Scott Lookinland plays his father Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Daniel Hugh Kelly plays Robert Reed, and Michael Tucker of "L.A. Law" plays Sherwood Schwartz.  This movie also takes a long look at the feud between Reed and Schwartz. 

I will be looking forward to all three specials, however most of the topics were already covered in "E's True Hollywood Story." 


May 2000
"Luke Perry mentions the Bradys"

In an article about the end of "90210" in the May 13-19 issue of "TV Guide,"  Luke Perry mentions "The Brady Bunch."  When asked if there will ever be a "tell all" about the series, Perry says "Remember when we found out about the Bradys (Barry Williams once dated TV mom Florence Henderson)?  That freaked us out. When asked what secrets the cast are hiding, Perry cracked "We'll make those Bradys look like Boy Scouts."

December 13, 1999

"The Brady Bunch Makes the cover of "People" Magazine"


November 15 - 19, 1999

There will be a "Brady Bunch" marathon on Nickelodeon from 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM. 


November 8, 1999

"Mo on Mo"

Maureen McCormick guest-starred on "Moesha" on UPN.

November 6 and 7, 1999

Barry Williams on TV Twice

Barry Williams was on the VH1 show "The List," a round table discussion of music topics.  This edition's subject was "Sexiest Teen Idols of All Time."  The other panelists were Wayne Brady of "Whose Line is it Anyway," former teen idol Tiffany, and Kevin James of "King of Queens." Joe Rogan formerly of "Newsradio" hosted.

Barry's picks were:
3.   Britany Spears
(he called her a "well-endowed Marcia.")

2.  Debbie Gibson

1.  Janet Jackson

Then Barry turned up on "The Howard Stern Radio Show" on CBS Saturday night.  The heavily edited piece included Howard asking Barry sexual questions about his relationship with Maureen McCormick.  Then Barry sang "Rhythm of the Night" with the backing of Howard's band "The Losers." Barry aquitted himself well, despite Howard including a gay male dancer and a farter as part of the performance. 

November 1999

Frank DeVol, who wrote the theme song for "The Brady Bunch," "My Three Sons," and over fifty film scores died of natural causes at the age of 88. 

October 1, 1999

A Brady TV Movie on the Way?

"TV Guide"
October 2-8
by Mark Schwed

We already told you that both ABC and NBC are hard at work on movies about the 70's comedy "The Partridge Family."  You know, behind-the-scenes stuff, such as whether David Cassidy and Susan Dey ever necked.  Now sources tell us that NBC may do a movie on another famous family from the '70's, "The Brady Bunch."  But it won't be based on the kiss-and-tell book "Growing Up Brady," by Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady.  A source tells us he turned NBC down flat, saying he didn't like the direction the network was taking.  NBC's response:   We'll do it without you.  For the record, all NBC will tell us is, "We're considering it.  There's no deal yet."

September 29, 1999

Fox Philadelphia Visits My House

To help promote the "TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals" special that aired later that night, Fox-Philadelphia's "Good Day Philadelphia" did a live remote from my house to talk about "The Brady Bunch."  Reporter Janet Zappala interviewed me about "Brady Residence," my collectibles, my love for the show, and of course "the scandals" of "The Brady Bunch."   I discussed the "hot romance" between Florence Henderson and Barry Williams and the battles between the Schwartzes and Robert Reed.

Me and Janet Zappala
Me and Fox-29 Reporter Janet Zappala

Fox-Philadelphia did a good job with the piece.  They were talking up "The Brady Bunch" for most of the hour leading up to my interview.  Anchorwoman Donya Archer was asking trivia questions, and tried to get co-anchor Mike Jerrick to sing the theme song. Reporter Zappala was well-prepared.  Off the air, she told me that she grew up in the same California neighborhood as Maureen McCormick. Weatherperson Sue Serio brought up Barry Williams' new CD "The Return of Johnny Bravo."        

September 29, 1999

Here are my impressions of the special.

September 28, 1999

Bradys Featured on Fox Special

In what sounds like a rehash of three previous "E! True Hollywood Story" specials, Fox airs
"TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals" on Tuesday, September 28th at 9 P.M.
Besides "The Brady Bunch," the special will have stories about "The Partridge Family"
and "Three's Company."  There is an excellent feature on


September 23, 1999

"Bravo to Barry Williams for Howard Stern Show Appearance"

After over a week of taking abuse from Howard Stern, Barry Williams came face to face
with the "King of All Media."  Here is a thorough recap of the appearance. 
Check the eonline schedule for when today's appearance will turn up
on Howard's E! television show which airs weeknights at  11:00 P.M. EST. 

September 1999

Philadelphia Radio Station "rags" on "The Brady Bunch"

Classic rock station WMGK-FM is using promos that say:
"Instead of surfing the web for that ultimate Brady Bunch web site, you
can listen to WMGK with the Windows Real Media Player."

September 17, 1999

"The King of All Media" talks about Barry Williams again.


Picking A Song For The Losers To Perform With Barry Williams. 9/17/99. 9:00am

In about two weeks the guy who played Greg Brady on ''The Brady Bunch'', Barry Williams, will be coming in to promote his new album ''The Return of Johnny Bravo.'' Howard wants his band The Losers to perform a song with Barry so they played a couple of clips from the album to pick one out. Barry does a bunch of cover songs of hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's so Howard had a few choices. They narrowed it down to Queen's ''We Are The Champions'' or Lionel Ritchie's ''Rhythm of the Night.'' Howard thinks that the Queen song would be the best one to do but they're keeping ''Rhythm of the Night'' as an alternate. It sounds funny with steel drums and all. Howard said they'll do a rehearsal sometime next week. Get your earplugs ready!

September 15, 1999

Greg Brady vs. Howard Stern

This morning, Howard Stern was giving Barry Williams' new
CD "The Return of Johnny Bravo" a hard time.
 Here are the details... 

September 10, 1999

Clips of "Alice" featured in new IKEA (Home Furnishings) commercials!

 Here's the story of the commercial:  While Alice (from an episode of the show) is happily making something in the kitchen, deliverymen from IKEA redecorate the Brady house with IKEA furniture.  After the work is complete, Alice peaks into the living room and says "I love surprises."  Then the announcer says "If we can update even this classic, just imagine what we can do with yours."

September 8 - 14, 1999

Articles about "Brady Residence" in two of my hometown papers.

September 8, 1999

Here's a capsule review of the debut of "Later Today."

"Later Today" started with a special visit from "Today"show hosts Katie Couric and Matt Lauer
welcoming the new "Later Today" hosts Jodi Applegate, Asha Blake & Florence "Mrs. Brady" Henderson
with two dozen roses each! The show consisted of segments and special guests dealing with topics such as a debate over "choosing the sex of your child"; senior citizen Olympic games; an "inside" look at the design of Kevin Costner's bedroom; and a cooking segment with Florence Henderson.  Special surprise guests included Rosie O'Donnell (who briefly visited on her way to begin her talk show's new season) and Ann B. Davis who surprised Flo during the cooking segment, touting an old, psychedelic-colored coffee pot from The Brady Bunch show.

-by Gary Guadagno

July 30, 1999

From Keenan Ivory Wayans: a midseason comedy pilot about an
interracial blended family called "Not the Bradys" for NBC.  

July 24-30, 1999

Susan Olsen is on the cover of "TV Guide."

July 12, 1999

"The Brady Bunch" kicks off "Block Party Summer" on Nick at Nite.
 Six straight episodes of "The Brady Bunch" will air every Monday for the remainder of the summer.

July 5, 1999

There's a picture of Barry Williams and his new wife in "People" magazine.

June 25, 1999

"The It Bunch" makes "Entertainment Weekly."

June 15, 1999

"Flo Joins a New Bunch"

Florence Henderson will co-host the new NBC daytime show "Later Today" beginning September 7th.  
Jodi Applegate is the host and Asha Blake will co-host with Florence.  Here's an article about it.

June 9, 1999

The Bradys strike again!  "The E! True Hollywood Story: The Brady Bunch"
earned the highest rating in the history of "True Hollywood Story."

June 8, 1999

Here's my review of the "E! True Hollywood Story."

June 3, 1999

Marcia makes the Nick at Nite All Star Team!
Watch for an entire night of Marcia on June 8th.


May 16, 1999

Barry Williams is recording a CD entitled "The Return Of Johnny Bravo" and re-issuing his book "Growing Up Brady"
with new chapters.  There will be a 40-50 city promotional tour in the fall.

May 10, 1999

The Bradys are "Snowglobe of the Month."

Courtesy of Nancy of "The Littlest Angel."

May 10, 1999

People Magazine

In L.A., "The Brady Bunch's" Florence Henderson (left), "Seinfeld's" Estelle Harris, "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Doris Roberts and "The Walton's" Michael Learned gathered for "TV Moms at Home," to air May 9 on HGTV.   

May 1999

Send a "Carol-card" courtesy of

For "Brady Bunch" cards, go to



April 26, 1999

On Sunday, June 6, 1999, "The E! True Hollywood Story" could be renamed the
"B! True Hollywood Story," as the subject will be "The Brady Bunch."

Here is the official press release from E!

March 1, 1999

Florence Henderson talks to People Magazine

February 23, 1999

Times have changed since Carol Brady tangled with Mr. Duggan in small claims court (#70 "The Fender Benders.")

Florence Henderson is going to court!

February 19/26, 1999

"The Brady Bunch" noted three times in "Entertainment Weekly's" special issue "100 Greatest Moments in Television."

It's first mentioned in the article "In the Beginnings...TV's Best Openers" by Bruce Fretts.

"The ticktacktoe grid - with housekeeper Alice (Ann B. Davis) in the center square - and theme song introduced the blended-family concept in a manner as breathtakingly straightforward and perky as the Bradys themselves."

Then "The Not So Ugly Duckling" is named the 58th Greatest Moment in Television."

And finally, EW takes a shot at Alice in "Clothes Calls," naming her "Best Man in a Uniform," along with Dean Cain, David James Elliott, Mr. Roarke, and Captain Kangaroo.

February 12, 1999

"Brady Bunch" episode compared to the movie "She's All That."

January 30, 1999

Barry Williams married Eila Mary Matt in a small, private ceremony in New York.  This is Barry's second marriage. His first marriage to Diane Martin ended in divorce in the early 90's.  

January 28, 1999

"Brady Residence" makes

Brady Residence
"70's girl Laura loves
"The Brady Bunch"
and she has the
fan page to prove it."

February 1999

"Brady Residence" named "Landmark Site" of the month by Geocities.

For more information, go to my awards section.

Taken from "Star Magazine"
(courtesy Christopher M. Mulcahy)

"Celebrity Style" magazine - January 1999

These personalities have all
starred in their own fitness videos.

Part of a montage of celebrites
in floral prints.

October 21, 1998

Cindy featured in "Ultimate TV."


Click here

October 14, 1998

Take the Brady quiz on "Ultimate TV."  


October 1, 1998

Taken from

Florence Henderson
Here's a Story, of a Difficult Brady...


Courtesy PAX TV

     Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson says although she "adored" the late actor Robert Reed, her TV husband was a difficult actor who created trouble on the set of the popular 1970s sitcom.

     "I don't think Bob was trying to be difficult; I just think sometimes he was, and it created a lot of unnecessary problems," Henderson tells Dish. "He would fight comedy. They would write a very funny scene and he would say, 'This is garbage and it'll never work.' "

     Just as Carol Brady kept the peace in her household, Henderson served as a peacemaker between Reed and the show's creative team. She says she would constantly pull Reed aside to remind him they were working on a sitcom and not a Shakespeare play, but he just never seemed to get it.

    "When you have this sort of projection problem that you can do it better than everyone else, I think you get into serious trouble. It creates havoc for people around," she says. "I always find that offensive, because I think you have to let writers write, directors direct, producers produce and actors act."

     Despite all his problems with The Brady Bunch, Reed always returned for the many TV reunions of the show. "I think, in the end, he realized that we were his only family," says Henderson.

     Henderson, who says she is amazed by the enduring popularity of The Brady Bunch, is not by any means resting on her laurels. Starting this fall, the busy star will host her own PBS show, Florence Henderson's Shortcut Cooking (check listings), based on her upcoming book of the same name. She also makes a cameo as herself in Eddie Murphy's new movie, Holy Man. In October, she'll be performing on the QE2 cruiseliner. She's also a spokeswoman for both Polident and an anti-mildew cleaner called DampRid. And, get this: She always makes the time to personally answer every piece of fan mail.

     "I just love this business, and I'm going to be in it until I'm at least 95," says Henderson. "Having worked with George Burns a lot before he passed away, I think that's the way to go. It keeps you young and interested and keeps your mind sharp." — Rich Brown

September 25, 1998

The Bradys are in "Entertainment Weekly!"  Read all about it.

August 22, 1998

I met Mrs. Brady!  Click here for the details!

August 21, 1998

Cindy on "Politically Incorrect!"

     Susan Olsen was on ABC's "Politcally Incorrect" hosted by Bill Maher.  She appeared with David Alan Grier of "In Living Color" fame, G. Gordon Liddy, and actor John Malkovich.  Unfortunately, Susan couldn't get a word in edgewise, as G. Gordon Liddy dominated the conversation.  Most of the show was spent talking about the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal.  For the transcript click here.

TV Guide, August 15-21, 1998

Children of All Ages Dept:  Brady Buncher Maureen McCormick took daughter Natalie, 9, to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show in L.A.  "She was overwhelmed because it was first time seeing a circus," says McCormick.  And I hadn't been since I was probably her age."

People magazine, August 10, 1998

For just a picture of Marcia and Natalie, click here.

July 31, 1998

Gary Cole to "Crusade" for TNT
By John Dempsey

NEW YORK (Variety) - Cable network TNT has signed Gary Cole, the father in "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "A Very Brady Sequel," to head the cast of "Crusade," the weekly sci-fi adventure series that takes up where "Babylon 5" left off.

"Crusade," which premieres in January 1999, features Cole as Capt. Matthew Gideon, commander of the most important spaceship in the universe.


July 26, 1998

Florence Henderson in a Polident ad in the Sunday supplement.

July 21, 1998

Nick at Nite is running a "Brady Bunch" sweepstakes to win a trip to Hawaii!  Enter here.

July 19, 1998

      The tune of  the Brady song "When It's Time to Change" is being used in ABC promos about "Spin City" changing time slots in the fall.  

Taken from TV Guide June 20-26, 1998

     CHEERS to shaking the family tree.  To promote the addition of The Brady Bunch to its schedule, Nick at Nite claimed that they had uncovered the lost Brady.  Phoebe, the black sheep of the family, it was explained, had been meticulously edited out of all the master tapes of the show.  But Nick at Nite presented the "original footage."  Unlike the other Brady girls, this twisted sister was anything but sweetness and light.  We saw her maliciously heave the footbal, mashing Marcia's nose.  And who do you think really broke the flower vase?  It sure wasn't Alice.  The channel also presented Brady cast members Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen ruefully recalling Phoebe's destructive influence.  Guess it's true what they say:  There's one in every family.  Luckily this bad apple didn't spoil the whole Bunch.

Taken from the Philadelphia Daily News, June 18, 1998

Migraines no problem for her

by Monica Z. Utsey
Daily News Staff Writer

     Who knew that in the perfect world of "The Brady Bunch" Susan Olsen, who portrayed Cindy Brady, was suffering from a debilitating disease?  Since age 11, Olsen has been plagued by migraine headaches.

    The paralyzing pain would begin with one side of her body becoming completely numb for 20 to 30 minutes.

     "I [ often ] thought I was having a stroke," Olsen said.   A migraine is much more than a bad headache.

     It's a biological disease characterized by severe pain, usually on one side of the head, and often accompanied by one or more symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light, sound and smell.

    Attacks can last up to 72 hours.

     Olsen, the national spokeswoman for Migraine Awareness Month, was in town yesterday promoting "Take Charge: Follow the Steps to a Treatment Program that Defends Your Lifestyle."

     It was designed to equip the 26 million migraine sufferers -- 18 million of them women -- with the information they need to get relief from doctors.

     "When I suffered my first migraine my doctor kissed me on the forehead and told me I was too conscientious," Olsen recalled.

      For years, doctors told Olsen there was nothing she could do. They prescribed codeine and Valium, which made her unable to do much more than sleep.

      When Olsen became pregnant with her son, she worried about whether migraines would keep her from being a good mother.

     "You can't call in sick when you're a mother," Olsen said.

     The turning point for her was when a doctor prescribed the drug Imetrix, which stopped the debilitating pain and allowed Olsen to lead a normal life.

     These days, Olsen, who served as the executive producer for "Brady Bunch Home Movies" -- a CBS special, is working on a biography, "The Youngest One in Curls," about her days on "The Brady Bunch."

    "I no longer have the fear of what's going to happen if I have a migraine," Olsen said.

    "I now know what to do," she said.

     "A weight has been lifted off my shoulders."

     For more information, contact the Migrane Resource Center at 800-377-0302.

June 16, 1998... Florence Henderson is the new spokesperson for Polident denture cream.

June 11, 1998...Taken from "Ultimate TV."

Brady's Marathon Gets a Bunch of Viewers

     "The Brady Bunch" weeklong salute earned the highest rating ever for a Nick at Nite marathon, pulling a 2.5 household rating for the week. The 40-episode marathon surpassed last Fall's "The Wonder Years" marathon, which held the record with a 2.4 household rating for the week of October 13, 1997. "Last week, Nick at Nite welcomed the Brady's to its all-hit line-up and clearly, America welcomed them into their homes," said Larry W. Jones, Nick at Nite's TV Land General Manager.

June 11, 1998...Taken from "Mr. Showbiz"

      Bobby Brady hasn't had this much trouble since he picked up that cursed tiki doll in Hawaii. To be more accurate, Mike Lookinland, who played Bobby in the pop-culture classic series The Brady Bunch, pleaded guilty on May 27 to driving under the influence, says the Associated Press. According to police reports, Lookinland, 36, had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he flipped his Ford Bronco in St. George, Utah, last November.

     In exchange for the plea, the Salt Lake City-based former Brady, who was working at the time as a cameraman on the filmed-in-Utah CBS series Promised Land, was fined $1,850 and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. Lookinland must also pay another $1,500 in $125 monthly installments and serve 24 months unsupervised probation. The one-time actor avoided jail time by completing a court-ordered stint in alcohol rehab.


Ad for the "Brady Bunch" marathon which ran on Nick at Nite  June 1-5, 1998.

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