The series would center on the youngest of Mike and Carol Brady's boys, Bobby Brady, who as a divorced dad remarries and starts a new family. Unlike the original series, which rarely mentioned the original spouses, the couple's exes will appear on the series.
In fact, Mike was a widower, and producer Sherwood Schwartz wanted Carol to be divorced, but the network objected, showing the differences between then and now. As a compromise, Carol's "situation" was never mentioned during the series.
Also unlike the original, Bobby Brady and his new wife will have one child of their own.
Raising Hope's Mike Mariano will write the script for the project and executive produce along with Lloyd Schwartz, son of the late and aforementioned Sherwood Schwartz.
Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley (yes, the Peter Billingsley from "A Christmas Story") will also exec produce through Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions company.
Reboots are becoming popular these days, with some saying it's a sign that Hollywood is running out of ideas. Successful reboots have been "Hawaii Five-O" and "90210." On the other hand, "Charlie's Angels" was a flop.
Still to come, "The Munsters" (expected to be picked up with a series order) and the CW's upcoming "Beauty and the Beast."