The Monkees aired on NBC from 1966-1968. The official Davy Jones Facebook page posted the following message earlier this morning:
UPDATE 2/17/17: It appears that The Monkees television series will be showcased during NBC's television special this Sunday evening, February 19:
Kelly Jean Peters guest starred in one of the most fondly remembered episodes of The Monkees when she appeared as Fern in "Too Many Girls" during the show's first season. In this airing of the Headquarters radio program from 1990, Peters talks about working with The Monkees, Reta Shaw (who also co-starred in "Too Many Girls"), her acting career, as well as her role alongside Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man.
Jon Andersen directed two episodes of The Monkees, "The Christmas Show" and "The Wild Monkees," and was assistant director for a multitude of episodes throughout the first and second seasons, and for the movie Head.
(Screenshot courtesy of the Sunshine Factory)
This highlight from the first season of The Monkees aired 50 years ago tonight on NBC. The article also examines The Monkees' comments at the end of the show regarding the Sunset Strip riots (an event referenced later by Michael Nesmith in the song "Daily Nightly").
And check out all of the Gretsch gear below that was prevalent throughout this episode!
A backing track for Jeff Barry and Joey Levine's "Gotta Give It Time" was originally recorded in January 1967 and, 49 years later, it was finally given a vocal by Micky Dolenz (with backing vocals by Michael Nesmith) for The Monkees' 2016 album, Good Times! Andrew Sandoval discussed its original '67 attempt for an entry in his Day-By-Day book:
"...The studio musicians next settle in to recording Joey Levine's promising 'Gotta Give It Time,' not coincidentally co-written with today's session producer Jeff Barry. Only four takes are made of this garage-styled rock number, the final one being marked as the master. Had The Monkees ever completed the recording it could have been another '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone.'"
Here's a homemade video for the song from YouTube, splicing "Gotta Give It Time" into the first season episode "The Chaperone":
But that doesn't look like Gene Ashman to me!:
And don't forget to check out this interview with guest star Vito Scotti, who also appeared in Head: