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Vince Vaughn + CBS + The Brady Bunch = $$$?

By Kelly Conaboy / August 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

LISTEN UP: CBS is rebooting The Brady Bunch and Vince Vaughn is the executive producer. I didn’t want to keep that info from you for even ONE SENTENCE before letting you in on what everyone’s buzzing about at the single-serving pod coffee machine this morning because I VALUE YOUR TIME, OBVIOUSLY. This is already a successful idea just from the things you’ve read already, but just wait until you hear where they’re taking the premise! From The Hollywood Reporter:

The network has given a script commitment to a reboot of The Brady Bunch from executive producer Vince Vaughn and CBS Television Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The multicamera comedy about the famed TV family would revolve around the youngest of Mike Brady’s boys, Bobby Brady, as the divorced dad with kids remarries and stars a new family.

While the ABC comedy, that made stars out of Florence Henderson and its sprawling cast, revolved around Mike and Carol, their former spouses were never depicted and rarely mentioned. (Carol was divorced, while Mike’s previous wife passed away.) The CBS effort would include both Bobby and his new bride’s exes and, like the original, feature their kids from previous marriages as well as the couple’s shared child.

Ooooo, modern! Both a modern and super-specific premise that is completely tied to everyone’s memory of The Brady Bunch and could certainly never be called anything else if they just didn’t mention that the father’s name was Bobby Brady. Bravo, Vince Vaughn. You did it again. Dollar signs in all our eyes. But the big question is, and I can’t believe the blurb didn’t go into this — WHO IS GOING TO PLAY THE MAID?!