The Brady Bunch is one of the most iconic American sitcoms. It ran for five seasons from 1969 to 1974 and, even though it was cancelled over 40 years ago, because of syndication, it is more popular than ever. There is so much about the show that people don’t know, which is why we have collected 9 interesting facts to help fix that:
9. The Role of Mike Brady
Gene Hackman was initially in contention for the role of Mike Brady, but the network wouldn’t cast him because he wasn’t considered well known enough at the time. Jeffrey Hunter also lobbied for the role of Mike Brady, but the network passed on him because he was considered “too handsome.” “If Mr. Brady were a model for men’s clothes or something–fine, but he’s supposed to be an architect,” creator Sherwood Schwartz said.