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

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  • The second season was rushed into production immediately after the first one stopped filming, probably because Davy Jones was eligible for induction into the U.S. Army and the producers were…
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    The second season was rushed into production immediately after the first one stopped filming, probably because Davy Jones was eligible for induction into the U.S. Army and the producers were afraid he would be drafted. When Jones was let off the hook due to being sole support of family, The Monkees - with plenty of episodes in the can - spent the summer touring and shooting videos for the completed episodes. When they resumed filming in the fall, producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider were "kicked upstairs" to executive-producer status and Ward Sylvester was promoted from associate producer to producer.
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  • Originally the producers had tried to recruit The Dave Clark Five, then thought about hiring 'The Lovin Spoonful, but decided instead to go with four unknowns.
  • Initially, Michael Nesmith was billed as "Wool Hat" in the show. The billing even appeared in the episode synopsis in "TV Guide" magazine. The only instance this name is used is in the pilot,…
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    Initially, Michael Nesmith was billed as "Wool Hat" in the show. The billing even appeared in the episode synopsis in "TV Guide" magazine. The only instance this name is used is in the pilot, "Here Comes The Monkees" where their manager addresses Mike as "Wool Hat". In truth, Mike's unique costume choice came about as a way to stand out in the auditions.
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