Nick at Nite (Tues., June 8, 9 p.m. ET)
Shows of the week
It’s a big week for The Brady Bunch, the proudly innocuous family sitcom that ran on ABC for five seasons (1969-74); went on to steady rerun success in syndication; spawned three prime-time spinoffs, a TV movie and two feature films; and generally refuses to die.
E! Entertainment Television’s True Hollywood Story series devotes two hours to a study of the Brady phenomenon, combining fun factoids (luckily for Gene Hackman, he lost the daddy role to the late Robert Reed) with a complex portrait of Reed as a serious actor struggling to hide his sexual orientation and torn between disdain for the show and attachment to it.
Nick at Nite, current home of Brady reruns, offers an eight-episode June 8 marathon featuring Marcia (Maureen McCormick), most favored of the three golden-haired sisters. If you liked the movie Election, don’t miss the minor mudslinging at 9 p.m. as Marcia and stepbrother Greg (Barry Williams) vie for student-body president.
Bottom Line: Brady bonanza