The Monroes (1966 TV series)

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The Monroes
The Monroes Cast 1966.jpg
Format Western
Starring Michael Anderson, Jr.
Barbara Hershey
Keith Schultz
Kevin Schultz
Tammy Locke
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format Color
Original run September 7, 1966 – March 15, 1967

The Monroes is a 26-segment Western television series which originally aired on ABC during the 1966-1967 season. The series centers around the story of five orphans trying to survive as a family on the frontier in the area around, what is now, Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming.

Production[edit]

The series was produced by Qualis in association with 20th Century Fox Television.[1] Filming took place on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming[1] as well as Century City, California.

Cast[edit]

Starring[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Reception[edit]

The Monroes premiered at 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, September 7, 1966.[1] Though it benefited from the lead-in of ABC’s popular Batman series, The Monroes faced stiff competition against the last hour of NBC’s The Virginian and CBS’s second half of Lost in Space and The Beverly Hillbillies.[2] The series was unable to develop sufficient audience to remain on the air, and its concluding episode aired on March 15, 1967.[3] Although not a ratings success, Michael Anderson, Jr. and Barbara Hershey both won American Heritage Awards for their work on the series.

Episodes[edit]

  1. The Intruders
  2. Night of the Wolf
  3. Ride With Terror, with Mike Ragan as Luke
  4. The Forest Devil
  5. Wild Dog of the Tetons
  6. Truth Has No Family
  7. Ordeal by Hope, with Rico Alaniz as Renegade Leader
  8. The Hunter
  9. War Arrow
  10. The Friendly Enemy
  11. Court Martial
  12. Silent Night, Deadly Night
  13. Lost in the Wilderness
  14. Gold Fever
  15. Range War
  16. Pawnee Warrior
  17. Mark of Death
  18. To Break a Colt
  19. Race for the Rainbow
  20. Gun Bound
  21. Killer Cougar
  22. Wild Bull
  23. Trapped
  24. Man Hunt
  25. Teaching the Tiger to Purr
  26. Ghosts of Paradox

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "On Location with 'Monroes'". Times Daily. August 14, 1966. 
  2. ^ 1966-1967 United States network schedule
  3. ^ The Monroes (1966) (a Titles and Air Dates Guide)

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