- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Discovery Inc.’s HGTV network will restore “The Brady Bunch” house back to its “1970s glory” after winning a bidding war against former NSYNC singer Lance Bass.

“I am excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings conference call, THR reported. “More details to come over the next few months, but we will bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history.”

It’s not clear what the winning bid was for the 2,500 square foot home at 11222 Dilling St. in Studio City, California, which was originally listed at $1,885,000.

The home was only used for its exterior in the show.

The news comes two days after Mr. Bass detailed the bidding saga on Instagram, saying he was “heartbroken” after an unnamed Hollywood studio scooped the home out from underneath him.

“As many of you may have heard, we placed the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house — at least that’s what we were told,” he wrote. “The agent representing the estate informed us we made the winning bid (which was WAY over the asking price) after the final deadline for all offers had passed — even writing up the “winning bid” for my team after informing me of the good news.

“The next day, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the same agent informed us that there’s another Corporate Buyer (Hollywood studio) who wants the house at any cost,” he continued. “We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources. How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity? I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it’s not a good feeling. I feel used but most importantly I’m hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome. I just hope it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support.”

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