The Monroes (1966 TV series)

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The Monroes
The Monroes Cast 1966.jpg
Created by Milt Rosen
Starring Michael Anderson, Jr.
Barbara Hershey
Keith Schultz
Kevin Schultz
Tammy Locke
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Qualis Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Picture format Colorvideo of the 1966 montos western
Original release September 7, 1966 – March 15, 1967

The Monroes was a Western television series which originally aired on ABC during the 1966–67 season. The series centered on 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. Their parents die in an accident in the first episode and they try to carry on without them.


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.





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.

DVD Release[edit]

The Monroes was first released on DVD by Shout! Factory on September 6, 2016. The DVD set includes all 26 original episodes from the series' single broadcast season. The product was initially released exclusively in Walmart stores, but is now widely available.


  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, with Med Flory as Beau Tandy
  23. Trapped
  24. Man Hunt
  25. Teaching the Tiger to Purr
  26. Ghosts of Paradox


  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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