As reported by Deadline, CBS has put in a script order for a "new take" on "The Brady Bunch" co-developed and executive produced by Vince Vaughn and written by Mike Mariano (of "Raising Hope" and "My Name Is Earl").
The multi-camera sitcom project will feature a divorced Bobby Brady bringing children of his own to a new marriage with a woman who has her own kids -- and both their exes will also be in the picture.
While it doesn't seem likely that, should this next-gen Brady saga end up on air, it will be particularly subversive or anything other than a straightforward sitcom (it is CBS, and it is based on a famously family-friendly property), the idea that the parents in the picture have former spouses is a stark contrast to the original. In the 1969-74 "Brady Bunch," Mike Brady was a widower and the fate of Carol's first marriage was never discussed. Creator Sherwood Schwartz had wanted the character to be divorced, but the network didn't want it to be mentioned.