Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 12, 1966
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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The Monkees

The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created in 1965 for an NBC television series.The show ran from 1966 to 1968,helped make them one of the 1960's most popular music acts.

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TV Special: Hey, Hey It's The Monkees Aired: Feb. 17, 1997

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 60 episodes air between 1966 and 1968.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • After their six-week improvisational acting course with director James Frawley, the boys rehearsed and recorded as a band during the spring and early summer of 1966 with instruments rented…
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    After their six-week improvisational acting course with director James Frawley, the boys rehearsed and recorded as a band during the spring and early summer of 1966 with instruments rented for them by Screen Gems; among the songs they "tracked" was Michael Nesmith's "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and Nesmith has said "about a hundred" tracks from these sessions were made. This musical gestation was quashed when Don Kirshner was retained as music supervisor.
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  • Danny Hutton, later of Three Dog Night, auditioned at the original tryouts but was turned down.
  • The show had two chief sponsors: Kellogg's cereals and Yardley Cosmetics of London, and they rotated each week. The Monkees made humorous half-minute sponsor tags for Kellogg's Rice Krispies…
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    The show had two chief sponsors: Kellogg's cereals and Yardley Cosmetics of London, and they rotated each week. The Monkees made humorous half-minute sponsor tags for Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Yardley Black Label Aftershave. In 1969, when the show was picked up by CBS, The Monkees (sans by-now departed Peter Tork) were hired to shoot commercials for the series' new sponsor: Kool-Aid.
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