‘The Brady Bunch’: Behind ‘Marcia’ and ‘Jan’ Actors Off-Screen Issues

by Emily Morgan

There’s no doubt that the Brady’s are the first to come to mind when you think of beloved TV families. When “The Brady Bunch” premiered on ABC in 1969, the show found unprecedented success with viewers from all generations. Despite the on-screen family love, it wasn’t always as cheerful between the cast members behind the scenes. 

The fictional sibling rivalry between Jan and Marcia may have been believable since the two had real-life beef. 

Susan Olsen, who played Marcia and Jan’s younger sister Cindy, confirmed the behind-the-scenes feud in 2015. During an interview, Olsen said that Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Eve Plumb (Jan) did not get along, though they had recently reconciled. 

Surviving ‘Brady Bunch’ Cast-members Reunite After 15 Years

In 2019 the cast recently came together and in good spirits for an HGTV special titled “A Very Brady Renovation.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, Plumb and McCormick joined their surviving co-stars for the HGTV special “A Very Brady Renovation.”

Thanks to the show, the cast came back together, and we know the other late cast members would have loved to be there. 

While the special was the first time the cast has assembled, there were attempts in the past. Years ago, a rumored feud between McCormick and Plumb put the stars back in the spotlight. 

When asked about the feud and whether she and McCormick had to remedy their relationship, Plumb offered her take.

“There was no—People like to say things. There was no remedy needed,” she laughed.

According to Radar Online, after McCormick hinted at a romantic relationship with her TV sister in her book, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, it ignited bad-blood between the two. 

“The bottom line is that they didn’t want to be on the same show and the appearance was canceled because of it. Some people blame Maureen and some people blame Eve,” the source said.

While Plumb denies any conflict, Susan Olsen, previously told Fox News that there in fact, was a family feud.