Christopher Knight

Revamped Brady Bunch Headed To CBS

The Brady Bunch is headed back to television! According to Deadline, a revamped version of the classic sitcom is in the works at CBS studios. Vince Vaughn will executive produce the series along with Lloyd Schwartz, the son of Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz, and Mike Mariano, writer of Raising Hope. Mariano will also serve as a writer.

Deadline reports the show will focus on the blended family of Bobby Brady and his second wife. The couple will each have children from a previous marriage and their ex-spouses will be part of the show. They will also have a child together.

The original Brady Bunch ran from 1968 to 1974. Florence Henderson and Robert Reed played Mr. and Mrs. Brady while Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen played the Brady children.

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Warner Bros. Becomes First Hollywood Studio To Offer Movies Directly On Facebook

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD), a market leader in video-on-demand and electronic sell-through, today announced it will begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie Pages.  Consumers will be able to use Facebook Credits to easily buy or rent a title, all while staying connected to Facebook.    
Starting today, millions of fans who “Liked” Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film “The Dark Knight” can rent the title through its official Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/darkknight).  Consumers simply click on the “rent” icon to apply their Facebook Credits, and within seconds they will begin enjoying the film.  The cost per rental is 30 Facebook Credits or $3.  This offering is presently available only to consumers in the United States. Additional titles will be made available for rental and purchase on a regular basis over the coming months.
“Facebook has become a daily destination for hundreds of millions of people,” said Thomas Gewecke, President of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.  “Making our films available through Facebook is a natural extension of our digital distribution efforts.  It gives consumers a simple, convenient way to access and enjoy our films through the world’s largest social network.”
Fans will have full control over the film while watching it through their Facebook account for up to 48 hours from purchase.  They can choose to watch it in full screen, pause the movie, and resume playing it when they log back into Facebook.  Consumers will also have full Facebook functionality including the ability to post comments on the movie, interact with friends and update their status.     
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