Michael Nesmith (from left), Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz of… (Handout )
TV networks will pay tribute to Davy Jones this weekend. Jones, who rose to fame in the 1960s as part of the pop group The Monkees, died Feb. 29.
UPDATE: Game Show Network will pay tribute to Jones at 7 p.m. March 6 with a special encore airing of his appearance on "The Newlywed Game." The episode, which originally aired Jan. 21, 2010, features Jones and his wife, Telemundo actress Jessica Pacheco; Jonny Fairplay ("Survivor") and Michelle Deighton ("America's Next Top Model"); Ronn Moss ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Devin DeVasquez (actress-model and former Playboy Playmate).
Me-Too will air a seven-episode marathon of the 1960s series "The Monkees" beginning at 7 p.m. March 2.
Me-TV plans to celebrate Jones beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with episodes of "The Brady Bunch" and "Love, American Style" in which he appeared.
- 11:30 p.m.: "The Brady Bunch" ep. "Getting Davy Jones"
- 12 p.m.: "Love, American Style" ep. "Love and the Elopement"
- 12:30 p.m.: "Love, American Style" ep. "Love and the Model Apartment"
Also Friday, Bio Channel will air two hour-long specials about Jones:
7 p.m.: "Biography: The Monkees"--The story of the celebrated band is told by those whose careers and lives were impacted by the phenomenon. Brought together as fictional characters intended to be the subject of a scripted TV series, the Monkees formed a real and successful musical touring act. Despite their brief TV career, the group prevailed with a long legacy of chart topping hits. This is the story of four actors who were turned into musicians by a Hollywood production office and evolved into a pop music phenomenon.
8 p.m.: "BIO Remembers: Davy Jones"--The name Davy Jones will forever conjure up images of the immensely popular teen heartthrob from the Monkees. Monkeemania was in full force in the late '60s, and it was most often Davy's face that lined the bedroom walls of teenage girls throughout the world. The Monkees have gone on and grown up, but in the eyes of women everywhere, Davy will always be the cute singer and tambourine player. Over the past few decades, he kept his singing and acting career alive, appearing in both theatrical productions and solo concerts around the world.