Do You Remember The ’80s ‘Brady Brides?’
The Brady Bunch was so popular that it spawned several spin-offs, including the 1981 sitcom The Brady Brides, following the Brady Bunch girls, particularly Marcia and Jan, as they grew up and got hitched. Eve Plumb returned as Jan and her new husband was played by Ron Kuhlman. Maureen McCormick also returned as Marcia and her husband was played by Jerry Houser. Originally, it was meant to be a TV movie called The Brady Girls Get Married, however, NBC decided to dive it into half-hour segments and release it for three weeks.
The reunion film was the only time the original cast reunited for a Brady Bunch spin-off and it showed what the family was up to years after The Brady Bunch ended. Mike (Robert Reed) continued to work as an architect and Carol (Florence Henderson) was a real estate agent. Jan followed in her father’s footsteps and became an architect as well. Marcia was a fashion designer, Greg (Barry Williams) was a doctor, Peter (Christopher Knight) was in the Air Force, and the youngest pair Bobby (Mike Lookinland) and Cindy (Susan Olsen) were in college.
The fourth week debuted the new sitcom, The Brady Brides. The series began with Marcia, Jan, and their new husbands buying a house together after their double wedding. Many of the episodes centered around the husbands, Phillip Covington III (Kuhlman) and Wally Logan (Houser), and how they clashed. While Covington was an uptight college professor, Logan was a salesman for a toy company. Think The Odd Couple meets The Brady Bunch.
Despite being the only Brady Bunch show to be filmed in front of a live studio audience, it did not last. Only ten episodes aired before it was canceled. In the ’80s and ’90s, various networks would air The Brady Girls Get Married as a film. Did you ever watch the film or sitcom centered around The Brady Brides? What did you think about it?