Over the weekend, a 'Hollywood studio' swooped in and outbid LANCE BASS for the "Brady Bunch" house. And now, we know who it was.
Yesterday, HGTV said they bought the house, and they're going to, quote, "restore [it] to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can." Obviously, it'll be part of a show . . . but there's no details on that yet.
They only said, quote, "We'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history."
The house was only used for the EXTERIOR shots. All the indoor scenes were filmed on a set. So, it's unclear if they'll try to replicate the inside from TV, or simply just return it to how THAT house would've looked in the '70s.
There's no word how much they paid . . . but Lance reportedly offered somewhere around $3 million, more than $1 million over the asking price.
Lance was FURIOUS after he was told he lost the house . . . but apparently, he's a big fan of HGTV, and is a little LESS mad now.
He Tweeted, quote, "HGTV?! Aw man. I'd be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV? My TV is stuck on that channel. Kudos HGTV, I know you'll do the right thing with the house . . . I can smile again."
Interestingly enough, HGTV's Jonathan Scott from "Property Brothers" congratulated Lance after Lance thought he got the house. Apparently, Jonathan was also bidding on it.
He said, quote, "I'm a little bummed that you outbid me. Seriously . . . I really wanted that house, but I'm very excited you're taking on this project. Let me know if you want any help :)" (So, he didn't know of HGTV's interest?)
(This whole situation is strange . . . but since Lance is an HGTV fan, it wouldn't be surprising if HGTV considered bringing him onboard to be involved in the show somehow . . . maybe even to host it.)