Published: Wed, August 08, 2018

Mystery Solved! HGTV Outbid Lance Bass on the Brady Bunch House

Mystery Solved! HGTV Outbid Lance Bass on the Brady Bunch House

The three-bedroom, three-bath home was used in exterior shots on "The Brady Bunch" television show, which aired from 1969 to 1974 before going into syndication.

Discovery Inc. Chief Executive David Zaslav announced the news Tuesday morning on an earnings call with Wall Street analysts.

Lance Bass is not happy about what he calls a "shady" real estate deal involving the iconic "Brady Bunch" house in North Hollywood, California.

"More detail to come over the next few months but we'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history".

"This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night celebrating amongst friends, family and fans alike". The next day, that same agent informed him that "another Corporate Buyer (Hollywood studio)" was prepared to buy the house at any cost. When the home first went on the market, marking the first time it had been up for sale in 45 years, it boasted a price tag of $1.855 million.

Following initial concern that the house might be bought and torn down by developers, there was momentary relief when it appeared former *NSYNC member Lance Bass had landed the property.


The seller's agency, Douglas Elliman, told TMZ on August 6 that they did nothing wrong: "Our fiduciary obligation is to the seller, who made a decision to go with the highest, most qualified buyer".

A disgruntled Bass further expressed his frustrations in the post, thinking he had been used, adding: "How is this fair or legal??"

"How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity?" he wrote.

'Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house.

In a separate twist to the story, Jonathan Silver Scott, who is one-half of the Scott brothers from the popular HGTV show "Property Brothers", replied to Bass' Aug. 3 tweet saying that he was disappointed that Bass outbid him. "I feel used but most importantly I'm hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome".

The "Brady Bunch" house may just stay in syndication forever-if Discovery execs have their way. Attracting around 30 to 50 people every day, Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who listed the house, said that they were "preparing for an avalanche" of offers on the home.

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