BRADYS, THE (CBS 1990) RARE!!! Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Ann B. Davis, Jerry Houser, Ron Kuhlman, Leah Ayres, Martha Quinn, Caryn Richman
The Bradys is an American comedy-drama series that aired on CBS from February 9 to March 9, 1990. The series is a sequel and continuation of the original 1969–1974 sitcom The Brady Bunch, focusing on its main characters as adults, and was the second such continuation after the short-lived 1981 sitcom The Brady Brides.
The series starred the original Brady Bunch cast: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen and Ann B. Davis along with The Brady Brides cast members Jerry Houser and Ron Kuhlman.
Adding to the cast were Caryn Richman, reprising her role of Nora Brady (Greg’s wife) from A Very Brady Christmas, Martha Quinn as Tracy Wagner-Brady (Bobby’s wife), Ken Michelman as Gary Greenberg (Cindy’s boss and love interest), Jonathan Taylor Thomas (in his first TV appearance) as Kevin Brady (Greg’s son) and Leah Ayres as Marcia Brady.
Unlike the original 30-minute sitcom, The Bradys was an hour long and featured far more serious plot lines. Among them:
Family patriarch Mike begins a political career.
Bobby's budding car-racing career ends abruptly in the first episode after an accident leaves him a paraplegic. As he recovers, he marries his college girlfriend.
Jan and Philip, unable to conceive children of their own, adopt a Korean girl named Patty.
Stay-at-home mother Marcia battles alcoholism while Wally loses yet another in a series of jobs, the latest being as Mike's campaign manager. Wally and Marcia, who along with their two children have been forced to move in with Mike and Carol, eventually decide to open their own catering business to support their family.
Radio host Cindy begins a romance with her boss, a widower more than ten years her senior who has two children.
The series unfortunately could not gain an audience and was cancelled after one month, with the last of six produced episodes airing on March 9, 1990.