Four teen boys share a giant house and aspirations of pop stardom.




1987   Unknown  


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Complete series cast summary:
Larry Saltis ...
 Larry (5 episodes, 1987)
Konstantinos Kovas ...
 Dino (5 episodes, 1987)
Jared Chandler ...
 Jared (5 episodes, 1987)
Marty Ross ...
 Marty (5 episodes, 1987)
 Rita the Waitress (5 episodes, 1987)
Lynnie Godfrey ...
 Helen (5 episodes, 1987)
Gordon Oas-Heim ...
 Manford, the Butler (5 episodes, 1987)


Formulated because of the '80s resurgence of the popular Monkees phenomenon, the New Monkees show saw four teen-ish boys - this time Larry, Jared, Marty, and Dino - sharing a wild & spacious house together as their aspiring band attempted to land a recording deal, and in the meantime kept falling into one crazy situation after another. In keeping with the earlier Monkees format, each episode also featured music videos and silly sketches aimed at its target audience, with material updated appropriately for its decade. Written by Kay-22

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The entire series' run lasted for only 13 aired episodes. See more »


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"Someone please get them out of that house!"
19 January 2007 | by (Fair Oaks, Ca,United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, I was really looking forward to this shows debut. Especially after the hype of the auditions. I knew something was wrong when there was huge lips narrating all the time, on the premier episode. Uh oh. Oh no. Please not a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" tribute! What I loved about the original "Monkees" was the fact that they went out into the streets and ran into (sort of) the real world. Why in the world would someone want to put the "New Monkees" in a house that never lets them go outside? The concept was doomed from the beginning. If only they gave them an apartment near the beach and let them try to deal in the real world as a band, trying their best to succeed. Oh.....wait a minute, that would resemble the original "Monkees" concept. We can't have that! Imitating the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with HUGE lips narrating between 'skits', is a much better idea.....Yaaawwwwn. If only "the New Monkees" had a chance. That same year, "Star Trek: the next generation" premiered. At least they got it right- by mirroring the original concept. Imagine "Captain Picard" and crew stuck in an office building, on some distant planet, plagued by huge lips on all the t.v. monitors! Hmmmm... come to think about it, not a bad idea at that...NOT!.. P.S. I thought the music was fine. And their hairstyles "were" different. Especially the guy with the "pompadour". A hairstyle, strangely enough, in vogue today...go figure?

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