9 items from 2014
The man behind The Brady Bunch's Greg Brady is getting his own 1970s musical variety show — and the process will be documented as a reality series. Barry Williams, who played the eldest Brady son for five seasons on the ABC comedy, will star in Great American Country network's original series A Very Barry Branson, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The six-episode half-hour series will focus on Williams as he trades Hollywood for America's heartland — Branson, Missouri — to launch his own '70s-era musical variety show. See more Faces of Fall 2014 The series, which will premiere
- Lesley Goldberg
Ann B. Davis, best known as Alice on The Brady Bunch, died Sunday. Barry Williams, who portrayed oldest brother Greg Brady on the show, remembered his longtime friend and costar on Today Monday morning.
“When she came on our set she was already a big star, having won a couple of Emmys,” Williams explained. (Davis won a pair of Supporting Actress in a Comedy statuettes for her work on NBC’s sitcom The Bob Cummings Show.)”So I knew even as a young teenager she was someone I wanted to pay attention to.”
Williams also remembered one time where paying »
- Erin Strecker
Davis fell and hit her head in the bathtub on Saturday, causing a subdural hematoma, and never regained consciousness.
Davis was a favorite of “The Brady Bunch” as Alice, the often comedic housekeeper that lived with the iconic TV family. The ABC show, created by Sherwood Schwartz, ran from 1969-74 and would go on to spawn several movies and a spinoff series.
See Also: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Brady Bunch’ Star
“I made up a background story. I did have a twin sister, so I used that as a basis,” Davis said of the role in a 2004 interview »
- Alex Stedman
Florence Henderson will be 80-years-old today February 14, 2014 (she's famous TV mom Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch) and some of the remaining actors from the show got together for a Brady Bunch reunion this week to celebrate the milestone. The cast was on the CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" as the ladies hosted a special reunion of "The Brady Bunch" on Thursday to celebrate Henderson's birthday. Original cast members Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) appeared on the daytime talk show with their TV mom, while Eve Plumb (Jan) and Ann B. Davis (Alice) offered taped birthday greetings for Florence. Maureen McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) declined to participate in the reunion, but according to Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady), it was a scheduling issue and there are no hard feelings. The Brady Bunch is a Us TV cult classic and is still »
Here's the story of a lovely lady who reunited with her beloved sitcom family on a daytime talk show: The Brady Bunch (or at least some of them) got together on CBS's The Talk to celebrate Florence Henderson's—that's Carol Brady to loyal Brady Bunch viewers—80th birthday. The Brady kids—Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy)—were on hand for the nostalgia tour. "I remember the first day of rehearsal, we did a script read through at the Lucy rehearsal hall at Paramount Studios. Of course it was like, 'Here's your new family.' I remember so clearly meeting Florence," Olsen said. "I thought »
Members of The Brady Bunch cast are reuniting this Thursday on The Talk to celebrate Florence Henderson's 80th birthday. She'll be joined by TV kids Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy), and Barry Williams (Greg). Ann B. Davis (housekeeper Alice) and Eve Plumb (Jan) will send video messages. Apparently Maureen McCormick (Marcia) couldn't or didn't want to take part.
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It’S A Sunshine Day On CBS’S “The Talk”!
Everybody’s smiling when “The Brady Bunch” cast reunites to »
Here’s the story, of a TV mother, and her kids with birthday wishes on “The Talk”…. CBS’s daytime talk show “The Talk” will host a reunion of “The Brady Bunch” cast on Thursday’s episode, in honor of “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson’s 80th birthday. (Henderson, also known for her work on the big-screen comedy classic “Shakes the Clown,” actually turns 80 on Friday.) See video and photos: ‘Full House’ Reunion: John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget Sing Jimmy Fallon to Sleep During the Henderson will reunite with “Brady Bunch” cast members Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Barry Williams on. »
- Tim Kenneally
Here's the story of a lovely lady! The great Florence Henderson turns 80 on Valentine's Day and the CBS Daytime hit The Talk will get a jump on the festivities with an hour devoted to the actress and her classic 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. Airing Thursday, Feb. 13 (2 p.m./Et, 1 p.m. Ct/Pt), the special episode will reunite Henderson, who played mama Carol Brady, with costars Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Barry Williams (Greg). Ann B. Davis (Alice) and Eve Plumb will deliver special videotaped messages to mark Henderson's milestone.
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- Michael Logan
In the wake of Justin Bieber’s arrest on DUI and drag racing charges, Al Jazeera America issued a press release somewhat high-handedly noting that while it was covering stories like Syria and Edward Snowden, it had not reported on the pop star’s legal troubles.
As business decisions go, good luck with that.
Frankly, in an era driven by ratings and traffic, it’s hard to blame cable networks for lustily going after Bieber’s latest run-in with authorities. Sure, it’s not big news, but it is newsworthy, inasmuch as the singer is a well-known public figure, and celebrity is a legitimate facet of news. From a commercial perspective, something like Bieber is low-hanging fruit, and if news operations help pay the bills in part by pandering to those prurient interests, it’s hard to say they’re wrong — or misreading the public’s appetite.
The question, as always, »
- Brian Lowry
9 items from 2014
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