While three of the Monkees were on a 20th anniversary tour, some genius at Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television) thought it'd be cool to revive the TV series with a new set of musicians/characters, and a completely different setting.
Unfortunately, The New Monkees was a major bomb, cancelled after 13 episodes. The lone album failed to produce a major hit, even though the four guys in the band were all musicians this time, one of whom already had a contract with his own band, the Wigs.
I never got to see New Monkees, and maybe it's just as well, considering the concept that placed them in a mansion, even though none of them were rich enough to warrant it. Just to illustrate how lame this was, check out the intro:
If you ain't dizzy from watching that, I'm happy for you. Y'think maybe they missed the boat by not doing any promos on MTV, which actually supported the original group's anniversary tour and had rerun rights to the original series? Um, yeah.