‘The Monkees’ TV Series Coming to AXS TV

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The Monkees (L-R): Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones (Photo: Getty Images via AXS TV)

AXS TV will rerun episodes of the popular music sitcom The Monkees as part of its “Retro Night” block that will air Fridays beginning April 7, 2023. The program will air all 58 episodes of the show weekly at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Monkees, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, will be available in HD.

According to a press release about “Retro Night” from AXS TV, “This nostalgia-fueled lineup puts the spotlight on the music, movies, personalities and more that made each decade so memorable, serving up a special roster of classic series, star-studded retrospectives, and original premieres—bolstered by the network debut of the groundbreaking 1968 music sitcom The Monkees. Starring music legends Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, the series captures the original boy band as they embark on a sidesplitting quest to make it big in the wild world of rock ’n’ roll. Notable guests include Stan Freberg, Liberace, Burgess Meredith, Frank Zappa, Tim Buckley and Julie Newmar.

The Monkees sitcom was truly ahead of its time and paved the way for countless series and bands throughout the decades and still is,” said founding Monkees member Micky Dolenz in the release. “I am so pleased that AXS TV is featuring it in their ‘Retro Night’ lineup. I hope that it will continue to inspire and entertain new generations of viewers for years to come.”

“Retro Night” also features season two of the AXS TV original series The Very, VERY Best Of The 80s at 8pE, where a rotating panel of celebrity guests breakdown the decade’s top Teen Flicks, Early 80s Sitcoms, Fantastic Mullet Men, Epic Movies Of 1983, Aliens, and Game Shows. Highlights include appearances by beloved entertainers such as Brady Bunch duo Susan Olsen and Barry Williams; Growing Pains star Tracey Gold; Diff’rent Strokes standout Todd Bridges; Facts Of Life favorite Mindy Cohn; Happy Days scene-stealer Anson Williams; film and television bombshells Morgan Fairchild and Tia Carrere; and Horror icon Dee Wallace.

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Rounding out the lineup is the all-new original series Nothing But Trailers Flashback, presenting original theatrical previews of unforgettable films.

Dolenz will be on tour this spring performing all of the Monkees’ classic hits in select cities. Tickets are available here and here.

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