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The Brady Bunch actors dish about reuniting to restore home in iconic series for HGTV project

2019 marks the 50th years since the debut of the iconic family sitcom, The Brady Bunch.

In commemoration of the golden anniversary, the original six actors who played the children on the show have reunited to renovate the Studio City home that served as the backdrop for the series.

And on Thursday stars Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) came together for the promo panel for the upcoming HGTV show – A Very Brady Renovation – in Beverly Hills.

They're back! The original six actors who played the children on The Brady Bunch reunited for the upcoming HGTV show - A Very Brady Renovation; Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Christopher Knight (Peter) and Barry Williams (Greg) took part in a panel for the show in Beverly Hills on Thursday

They’re back! The original six actors who played the children on The Brady Bunch reunited for the upcoming HGTV show – A Very Brady Renovation; Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Christopher Knight (Peter) and Barry Williams (Greg) took part in a panel for the show in Beverly Hills on Thursday

Reunited! The on-screen siblings teamed up to restore the $3.5 million home seen in the exterior shots of the famed series that aired 1969-1974; co-stars Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) were also on hand to promote the show

Reunited! The on-screen siblings teamed up to restore the $3.5 million home seen in the exterior shots of the famed series that aired 1969-1974; co-stars Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) were also on hand to promote the show

The legendary ABC sitcom featuring a modern blended brood aired for five seasons (1969-1974), and spawned several specials, movies and big-screen remakes over the years. 

This past November, the six on-screen siblings teamed up with HGTV to restore the $3.5 million split-level ranch to look like it did in the series.

While the home was only used for the exterior and never for the interior scenes of the show, the group gutted the structure to turn it into what would have been the real Brady abode. 

Each Brady actor was responsible for recreating one or two rooms from the original show for the HGTV special, with the help of a professional crew.

Insistent: Williams, the oldest of the Brady brood, was adamant that all six actors be involved in the show to go forward

Confession: McCormick has admitted she had a crush on her co-star, Williams, back when they were shooting the series

All for one: Barry Williams, 64, said ‘It was crucial to have every single person on this stage in that show’ for it to go forward

Legendary: This year marks the 50th anniversary since The Brady Bunch premiered

Eve Plumb, 61, said the renovation-themed show 'resonated with me the most was that it was a different take on Brady'

Iconic: The legendary ABC sitcom featuring a modern blended brood aired for five seasons (1969-1974), and spawned several specials and big-screen remakes over the years

The premise: Each Brady actor was responsible for recreating one or two rooms from the original show for the HGTV special

Getting dirty: The Brady actors put in the hard work with the assistance of a professional crew

The task at hand: Each Brady actor had to help renovate one or two rooms from the original show with the help of a professional crew

Even though it’s been more than 15 years since they last reunited, the chemistry between the actors was more than apparent when they hit the stage at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

Taking turns, the actors dished about why they decided this would be the project that would bring them all back together. 

‘There are so many elements that had to come together to make this thing work,’ Williams, 64, revealed as reported by Deadline.  

‘We’ve had great relationships our entire lives but not all together at the same time. It was crucial to have every single person on this stage in that show.’   

Looking back: The cast reminisced fondly about their time together on the show as kids

Looking back: The cast reminisced fondly about their time together on the show as kids 

Olsen, 57, could have been happier with the results of the show, saying: 'This is the first time that the magic is back'

Olsen, 57, could have been happier with the results of the show, saying: ‘This is the first time that the magic is back’

The tops: When asked about their favorite renovation room, the group consensus was Alice's (played by the late Ann B. Davis) maid suite near the kitchen

The tops: When asked about their favorite renovation room, the group consensus was Alice’s (played by the late Ann B. Davis) maid suite near the kitchen

Plumb, 61, added: ‘What resonated with me the most was that it was a different take on Brady. They weren’t asking us to come back and play Brady Bunch characters again.’   

As the youngest of the crew, Olsen, 57, couldn’t have been happier with the results, saying: ‘This is the first time that the magic is back.’

When asked about their favorite renovation room, the group consensus was Alice’s (played by the late Ann B. Davis) maid suite near the kitchen.

Back to the future: It had been more than 15 years since the Brady actors last reunited

Back to the future: It had been more than 15 years since the Brady actors last reunited

Walk down memory lane: The group talked about all the fun and good times they had together

 Walk down memory lane: The group talked about all the fun and good times they had together

Coming soon: A Very Brady Renovation debuts with a 90-minute premiere September 9

Coming soon: A Very Brady Renovation debuts with a 90-minute premiere September 9

Along with Davis, the series also starred Florence Henderson and Robert Reed as the parents, Mike and Carol Brady. 

They have both since past away. 

According to the HGTV, the ranch-style house in the series is the second most photographed home in all of America after the White House. 

A Very Brady Renovation debuts with a 90-minute premiere September 9.       

Iconic status: According to the HGTV, the show's ranch-style house in Studio City is the second most photographed home in all of America after the White House

Iconic status: According to the HGTV, the show’s ranch-style house in Studio City is the second most photographed home in all of America after the White House

Lasting impression: The Brady Bunch aired on ABC from 1969-1974

Lasting impression: The Brady Bunch aired on ABC from 1969-1974

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