GAC Taps Actor Barry Williams For New Show

Actor Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), will star in a new unscripted series for Great American Country launching next month.

The series, A Very Barry Branson, follows Williams as he goes to Branson, MO to launch a 1970’s musical variety show. The series premieres Feb. 5   

A Very Brady Branson follows a trend of celebrity-themed series on the network that incudes Off the Map With Shannen & Holly and the upcoming two-part series Betty White’s Smartest Animals in America, which premieres Jan. 17.

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