Eve Plumb agreed to do the Pilot plus 5 episodes of The Brady Bunch Hour, but the network insisted on a 13 episode contract with a 5 year option. Eve's father wanted her to have only limited involvement.
The kids from the cast had practiced choreography on-set during the original show's run, and toured between seasons performing concerts, while Florence Henderson had sung professionally, so most of the cast were prepared for the weekly song-and-dance routines. Robert Reed (Mike Brady) was an exception, however; while he gave his best efforts, his limitations plainly showed, so his choreography was kept to a minimum. Henderson remembered later, "Bob had two left feet!"