Here's the story of a lovely lady! The great Florence Henderson turns 80 on Valentine's Day and the CBS Daytime hit The Talk will get a jump on the festivities with an hour devoted to the actress and her classic 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. Airing Thursday, Feb. 13 (2 p.m./ET, 1 p.m. CT/PT), the special episode will reunite Henderson, who played mama Carol Brady, with costars Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Barry Williams (Greg). Ann B. Davis (Alice) and Eve Plumb will deliver special videotaped messages to mark Henderson's milestone.
One of television's most famous families may be returning!
CBS is developing a reboot of The Brady Bunch produced by Vince Vaughn, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The original series...
As Brady Bunch devotees will recall, Bobby Brady grew up to become a race-car driver. But Mike Lookinland, the actor who played the youngest Brady boy, went racing down a different career path. After toying with the ideas of being a chemical engineer or an architect, Lookinland returned to the film industry, only this time behind the camera. He's currently the first assistant cameraman on the hit WB show Everwood.
"Where I am now is the pinnacle of the path I started on about 15 years ago," says Lookinland. "When I got back into the film business after college, I started out as a production assistant. At first I was working my way up toward joining the DGA [Directors Guild of America], but one day it occurred to me that assistant directing is mostly political and organizational, whereas assistant camera is mostly technical. I realized that in the long term, technical appealed to me over political. So I have been doing camera ever since."