Jim Seidel of Charlotte, NC is an HGTV Star! You read that right, Jim Seidel of the Carolina Meat & Fish Co, a.k.a. “Sam the Butcher” is in the winning video by Lisa Shaw for the HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation | HGTV.  

Here’s the official press release to the story and the link to the winning video

In her winning video submission, available to watch at HGTV.com/Brady, Lisa speaks to her love for The Brady Bunch, as evidenced by the groovy ‘70s memorabilia throughout her home, including a painting of the world-famous Brady Bunch house. Her video also shows her as she visits her local butcher “Sam” played by Jim Seidel to buy his juiciest pork chops and heads to the beauty salon for a Carol Brady-inspired haircut. “Lisa was great, she came to me in person and asked me to be in it, she wrote the ideas and told me about them and had a friend of hers film us” said Seidel. “She even made the props for me, she’s so funny and smart”, said Seidel.

In addition to Lisa’s grand prize win, eight runners-up in the “A Very Brady Contest” were awarded $500 each. And, HGTV viewers who participated in the finalist voting process were entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of ten framed, limited-edition, commemorative posters for A Very Brady Renovation—autographed by the series’ stars.

A Very Brady Renovation—the highest-rated series in HGTV history—featured the full-scale overhaul of the real Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. Exterior shots of that house were often used to establish a sense of time and place for the Brady family. HGTV executed a show-stopping transformation of the home by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. The house was replicated to include the iconic floating staircase, the orange-and-green kitchen, Greg’s attic, the kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom and many more memorable spaces. The Brady Bunch house will forever hold a special place in television history and American pop culture.

Brady Bunch and HGTV superfans can continue to follow A Very Brady Renovation on the network’s digital platforms. Fans can visit HGTV.com/Brady to find exclusive digital video series, in-depth articles, photo galleries and more. Brady fans also can follow along on the dedicated Brady Bunch Instagram account, @verybradyrenovation. Across HGTV’s social platforms, the #verybradyreno hashtag offers an unscripted glimpse into this one-of-a-kind makeover. HGTV GO provides Brady fans 24/7 access to full episodes of A Very Brady Renovation and A Very Brady Renovation: Behind the Build, as well as the digital series Building BradyBack Home With the Bradys and Just Ask Brady.


HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 88 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 16.8 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


The Carolina Meat & Fish Co is the premiere and multi award winning meat and seafood purveyor in Charlotte, North Carolina. Offering day boat caught seafood from local fisherman from the Carolinas and meats from high end butchers like Meats by Linz. Watch Jim Seidel, a.k.a. “Sam the Butcher” regularly on WBTV CBS Channel 3 in Charlotte and on QC @ 3 with host Kristin Miranda. Jim Seidel of the Carolina Meat & Fish Co. is also an accomplished beach volleyball player and indoor volleyball coach, with a head coach winning percentage of .777 as a JV coach and a .791 as a varsity volleyball coach at Gaston Day School in Gastonia, NC. He recently took the Spartans to back to back state high school championship appearances.

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