"BRADY BUNCH" STAR BARRY WILLIAMS REVIVES 1970s IN GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY'S "A VERY BARRY BRANSON"
Series Premieres Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK [For Immediate Release - Jan. 12, 2015] Hollywood heads to Missouri in Great American Country's newest original series A Very Barry Branson. The series, featuring television's most reliable big brother Barry Williams ("Greg" from The Brady Bunch) as he launches a 1970s musical variety show in the Show-Me State, premieres Thursday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In A Very Barry Branson, Barry learns that to create a successful and fun live music show that harkens back to the era of The Brady Bunch, bright-colored leisure suits, roller skating and vinyl records, this Hollywood fixture has to do more than just show up and sing - he has to become a bona fide Bransonite. Eager to win over the tightknit community, Barry befriends Branson's popular music group The Haygoods, who soon have the television icon cliff jumping at the lake, jet-packing from the balcony of the theater, and learning to trout fish - a task that proves just what a fish out of water this city boy is. From performing at timeshare mixers to auditioning a slew of local performers including a break-dancing granny and a man who plays a bike pump, Barry pulls out all the stops - even arranging a long-awaited reunion with his Brady Bunch sister Maureen McCormick, whom he takes on a Branson tour.
"It's a blast to the past revisiting the 1970s through all of its great music, which is what we do in my Branson stage show," said Barry. "What's great about A Very Barry Branson is that it explores all the beauty of the Ozarks, while discovering and embracing a new lifestyle and creating the 70s Music Celebration! - a fun nostalgic ride through the grooviest decade. Great American Country viewers get to join the adventure."
A Very Barry Branson joins celebrity-focused series on Great American Country including Off the Map With Shannen & Holly starring Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs (Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and the upcoming two-part series Betty White's Smartest Animals in America (Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT).
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From Main Street USA to the biggest coastal cities and everywhere in between, Great American Country celebrates the best of American living with original lifestyle entertainment. Distributed in more than 62 million U.S. households, Great American Country honors America with series profiling families, exploring top U.S. destinations, and highlighting all-American stars and celebrities. Learn more at GreatAmericanCountry.com. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Great American Country is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI).