Love To Love You Bradys Press Release

For Immediate Release

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BRADYS: Brady Bunch star Susan Olsen calls their Variety Hour ‘Spectacularly bad’ in new coffee table book

Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2009 — How does America’s favorite family end up in history’s worst show?

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the debut of The Brady Bunch television sitcom, ECW Press has released LOVE TO LOVE YOU BRADYS which explores how the Brady family weathered a primetime programming disaster.

The book is an insightful and entertaining look back at the Seventies, network television then, and the phenomenally successful Brady Bunch. Via hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews, it dissects the historical TV debacle: The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BRADYS also features commentary from over 80 people involved with the show, including cast, crew and production staff. Among these are Brady Bunch sitcom creator Sherwood Schwartz, Variety Hour producers Sid and Marty Krofft and then staff-writer Bruce Vilanch, and Late Show with David Letterman’s Paul Shaffer.

The authors of LOVE TO LOVE YOU BRADYS are Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) the youngest cast member, and pop culture historians Ted Nichelson and Lisa Sutton. The authors are available for interviews, with support from select cast and crew members.
Brady Bunch History: The ABC-TV situation comedy The Brady Bunch, about a very large blended family, aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, and was subsequently syndicated around the world. It spawned several sequel series, two features, three TV movies, a touring stage show and countless specials and documentaries.
The Variety Hour: Premiering as a 60-minute ABC-TV special on Nov. 28, 1976, the show spanned eight additional programs which aired from January to May 1977. The cast of The Brady Bunch sitcom starred, singing and dancing above an enormous swimming pool populated by Krofftette Water Follies. The producers were Sid and Marty Krofft

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