|Created by||Milt Rosen|
|Starring||Michael Anderson, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||60 minutes|
20th Century-Fox Television
|Distributor||20th Century-Fox Television|
|Picture format||Colorvideo of the 1966 montos western|
|Original release||September 7, 1966 -|
March 15, 1967
The Monroes is 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 Monroes premiered at 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, September 7, 1966. 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. The series was unable to develop sufficient audience to remain on the air, and its concluding episode aired on March 15, 1967. Although not a ratings success, Michael Anderson, Jr. and Barbara Hershey both won American Heritage Awards for their work on the series.
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 was later made widely available.