Welcome to the Monk Information Page. Here you will find everything that you want to know about USA Network's hit show, Monk. With news, reviews, photos, and much, much more. Be sure to catch Monk, Fridays at 9/8 central. Site updated daily. To best view this site, go to View on your computer and then scroll down to Text Size and click on smaller or smallest. I apologize for any inconvenience.
To make sure you never miss an airing of Monk,
the schedule for the next two months are listed below.
Looks like there will be a Monk 100th Episode Countdown marathon starting in August and that will go into September, leading up to Monk's 100th episode on September 5th, including a twelve hour marathon on September 5th to decide on the fans' favorite episode. There are a lot of times where the marathon will happen and too many for me to list. But don't worry, you can check them out by looking at schedule for August here and September here. The last marathon was on Friday, July 11th, 2008.
***The 2008 Monkfest Charity Auction***
The 2008 Monkfest Charity Auction began Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at 6:00am central time and ended, Saturday, June 21st 2008 at 6:00am central time. Click on this link here, to check out all the cool stuff that was up for bid, like scripts, books, DVDs and more.
The auction is now over, to see the winners, click on this link here. Plus they raised $1,808 for the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer charity. Great job to everyone!
***Schedule For Season Seven Episodes***
These are the airdates for the first half of season seven, along with guest stars and episode reviews for each episode.
The seventh season of Monk began filming on Monday, May 5th, 2008. The first episode that was filmed was Mr. Monk Buys A House followed by Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever, Mr. Monk Takes A Punch, Mr. Monk and the Genius, and Mr. Monk Is Underwater, Mr. Monk and the Pretty Face, Mr. Monk's 100th Case, and Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized. Here is an insight from USA Network on the first half of season which includes episode titles, airdates, and brief description of each episode ...
THIS SEASON ON MONK
MONK, the award-winning original series starring Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Tony Shalhoub returns for a seventh season! Fans can catch all-new episodes of the hit show starting Friday, July 18. Here's an episode-by-episode overview of what awaits Adrian Monk and what special guest stars will be joining him:
MR. MONK BUYS A HOUSE
When his new neighbor plays his music too loud, Monk decides it's time to move. He takes a huge step and buys a house that turns into a money pit, particularly when he hires the handyman from hell who is determined to rip up the entire house. Brad Garrett guest stars. Premieres Friday, July 18 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK AND THE GENIUS
Monk goes up against a Bobby Fisher-type chess genius who always appears to be two steps ahead of Monk. David Strathairn guest stars. Premieres Friday, July 25 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK GETS LOTTO FEVER
Natalie becomes the new lotto girl in California, and Mr. Monk finds himself a little jealous of Natalie's fame. She is embroiled in a scandal when the lotto machine is discovered to be rigged. Malcolm Barrett guest stars. Premieres Friday, August 15 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK TAKES A PUNCH
Mr. Monk feels he is too over the hill and will never pass the SFPD physical. He finally gives up on his dream of reinstatement and finds it liberating, but a case in which he meets an boxer making a comeback in the ring re-inspires Monk. Robert Loggia and James Lesure guest star. Premieres Friday, August 8 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK IS UNDERWATER
A former friend of Mitch's dies in a locked room aboard a submarine and everyone cries suicide. When Monk and the crew investigate, the ship suddenly descends and Monk finds himself trapped on-board, underwater. Casper Van Dien and William Atherton guest star. Premieres Friday, August 15 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK FALLS IN LOVE
Monk develops a crush on a model who is accused of murder. Despite the overwhelming evidence (including her confession), Monk is determined to prove her innocence. Premieres Friday, August 22 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK'S 100TH CASE
Dateline covers Monk's handling of a serial killer case (in which four people were killed) and the gang gathers for a viewing party to watch the piece. As Monk watches the interviews of his biggest friends and adversaries, he realizes that victim #3 was killed by someone else and must solve the crime. John Turturro, Eric McCormack, Sarah Silverman, Howie Mandel, Brooke Adams and Angela Kinsey guest star. Premieres Friday, September 5 at 9/8C.
MR. MONK GETS HYPNOTIZED
After Monk seeks a new form of therapy (hypnosis), he finds himself reverting to his 9-year old personality. Premieres Friday, September 12 at 9/8C.
Like it is mentioned above, Brad Garrett will be guest starring in Mr. Monk Buys A House and Robert Loggia will guest starring in Mr. Monk Takes a Punch. You can read more about Garrett and Loggia guest starring, from TV Guide here. Also, Gregory Jbara will be guest starring in the episode, Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever.
Some more spoilers: To see Tony Shalhoub, Robert Loggia, and Marco Infante, on the set of Mr. Monk Takes A Punch, click on this link here. To read one part of the Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever script, click on this link here and to read another sample of it, click here. Special thanks to Alex at the USA Network Message Forum for these great finds. She also has an interview with Heather Brooker who will guest star in the episode, Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever. To read the interview, go to the interviews section of this site or go there by clicking here.
Here's a little preview of the upcoming season, ...
Beginning July 18th. Among other things, Monk buys a new house, meets his half brother, and spends an entire hour on a submarine. We'll also meet his new shrink Dr. Neven Bell (A palindrome though Monk points out, not a perfect one since the first N is capitalized) .
Sept. 5th will be the 100th episode! John Turturro will be back as Monk's brother. The episode will follow Monk ala a Dateline NBC that's doing a profile of him.
Courtesy of: Entertainment Weekly
More information on Monk's 100th episode ...
Monk's 100th episode will be on Friday, Spetmeber 5th. Here's what you can expect from the big milestone episode ...
Diana in Poland, Maine: Any info on my favorite OCD detective, Mr. Monk?
Yes! Tony Shalhoub says, "This summer, like mid-July, we're going to shoot our 100th episode! And as you know, the number 100, a big, even number, is a very important number to the character of Adrian Monk. So we're actually going to do a quick retrospective, and a lot of the guest stars who have appeared on the show in the first six seasons will come back and be interviewed, talking about their experience with Monk, whether they're doing their interview from jail or whatever it is." Nice. And cross your fingers for a Sarah Silverman stop-by!
The upcoming season will contain Monk's 100th episode; it'll be partially a clip show, where Adrian Monk will work his 100th case for the San Francisco PD, while a reporter writes a profile about him. The reporter will meet "old friends," as Breckman put it, who will reflect on Monk and his past cases. "At first I thought, hey it'll be a breeze but I think it's going to be a challenge," said Breckman. Shalhoub chimed in by joking that "we're hoping it's really really expensive, too."
Shalhoub is signed on for the seventh and a possible eighth season. And even though Breckman originally envisioned Monk going eight years, he can definitely see it going more. But he does have an ending in mind: "I know how the series will end. And I'm not telling my friend Tony. I just don't want to inform his character by knowing where he's going."
Courtesy of: TV Squad (The following link also includes a nine minute interview with Tony Shalhoub and Andy Breckman.)
***Hector Elizondo Joins Monk***
In addition Hector Elizondo will being playing Monk new shrink, Dr. Neven Bell this season ...
TV Guide Clip from May 19th - 25th 2008
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Well, we kinda knew Monk couldn't go too long without an analyst, right? So, tragic as is the April 8 death of Stanley Kamel — aka the neurotic's Dr. Kroger — a USA Network spokesperson confirms to me exclusively that Hector Elizondo has been tapped to join Monk as Tony Shalhoub's new shrink. There's no word on how his character will be introduced, but he'll first turn up in the show's seventh season premiere on July 18.
Stanley Kamel, who played Dr. Charles Kroger on Monk has died. He passed away on Tuesday, April 8th of this year. Mr. Kamel died of a heart attack. I, along with the many other Monk fans are deeply sadden to hear this news. I read recently (on the USA Network's Monk Message Forum), that Mr. Kamel just got over the flu and was feeling better. I know all of us would like to send out our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He will be missed deeply.
A rep for the USA network, which airs the Emmy-winning “Monk,” released the following statement to Access Hollywood:
“USA is deeply saddened by the news of Stanley Kamel's passing. Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed.”
All donations will go to Atherosclerosis Research.
Tribute Ad from Daily Variety by the Cast and Crew of Monk, April 15th 2008
The following tributevideos are courtesy of metacomet (top video) and Ariana (bottom video) at the USA Network Monk Message Forum.
***Mr. Monk and the Seventh Season***
No, it's not the newest Monk episode, Monk has been renewed for a seventh season. Season will begin Friday, July 18th. Filming (for season seven) should start about eight to ten weeks after season six ends, according to Tony Shalhoub. Here are a few articles mentioning the renewal.
NEW YORK, NY – February 20, 2008 – USA Network announced today that MONK, the award-winning original series starring Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Tony Shalhoub, has been picked up for a seventh season, with a 16 episode order. Season seven of the hit show will premiere the first half of the season in July and the second half in January 2009. The announcement was made by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.
"You might say we were obsessed with making this deal," said Wachtel. "Let's face it, it's not easy to wash your hands of a show like MONK. We have high hopes that this summer it will once again clean up in the ratings."
"Monk" will be back on the case for a seventh season.
USA Network has given a 16-episode order to the drama series that stars Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, a brilliant detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The cable channel is targeting a July premiere for the first half of the show, which is from Universal Media Studios in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios, and January for the second half.
In addition to Shalhoub, the rest of the cast also is set to return, including Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford.
USA Network has hammered out a deal for a seventh season of signature skein "Monk" and will use the Tony Shalhoub starrer to anchor an aggressive summer sked of originals.
This summer the Peacock-owned cabler will have fresh episodes of no less than seven series -- a number unlikely to be surpassed by any other cabler, according to USA exec veepee of original programming Jeff Wachtel.
No, Monk isn't leaving USA Network. Due to the writer's strike, the networks like CBS and NBC have holes in the schedules and using this time to promote shows on their sister stations. Welcome to all the viewers to our big Monk family. Don't worry Monk will be back for season seven on USA Network on Friday, July 18th at nine eastern.
The following video is Tony's Red carpet interview.
Tony Shalhoub didn't win the award this year. Sadly, Tony lost the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Award to Ricky Gervais, star and writer of HBO's "Extras". Thus, the streak ends for him.
Monk Information Page would like to send Tony Shalhoub their congratulations on his Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series nod. But that's not all, Stanley Tucci, (David Ruskin, from Mr. Monk and the Actor) has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series. Way to go guys!
Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci
Remember, The 59th Annual Emmy Awards from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles will be televised on FOX, Sunday, September 16th at eight eastern, seven central.
I've had a lot of emails from people asking me if there are going to be more MONK novels beyond the one I am writing now -- MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP, the eighth in the series, slated for publication next summer.
Well, now I can answer that question. I've just agreed to write three more original MONK novels for Penguin/Putnam, which means there will be new books in the series through the end of 2010, regardless of whether or not this ends up being the last season of the TV show.
You can read more about the new agreement at Lee's blog by clicking here.
***More Monk Novel News***
The cover of Mr. Monk Is Miserable has been released.
Mr. Monk Is Miserable will be the title of the seventh Monk novel from Lee. Monk will be in Paris on this adventure. The novel is set for release on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. You can read more from Lee's blog here.
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For more information on Mr. Monk Is Miserable, click here.
The cover of Mr. Monk Goes To Germany has been released. The novel is set for release on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008. So, be on the lookout for it!
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For more information on Mr. Monk Goes To Germany, click here.
***More Novel News***
Mr. Monk In Outer Space has been released. It was released on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007. The paperback verison was released on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008.
Cover of Mr. Monk In Outer Space
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Cover courtesy of Lee Goldberg
"It's not in Outer Space. Monk solves a murder at a science fiction convention.... I do have fun with Monk encountering some of the more outrageous aspects of 'fandom.'"
For more information about the novels, click here to go to the Monk Novels section of this site.
***Mr. Monk on DVD***
Season six of Monk on DVD was supposed to be released on Tuesday, June 10th, but that date has now changed to Tuesday, July 8th, 2008. You can read more at the following link, tvshowsondvd.com.
***Mr. Monk and The Bobblehead***
Make sure your desk is clear of germs before you set down this bobblehead! It’s the defective detective himself, Adrian Monk, as seen on the show in bobblehead form. Share all of your greatest fears with your new desk companion – unless you have laliophobia! Click on the bobblehead for more information.
"The advantage of airing them in two blocks is that viewers don't have to wait so long before new episodes come along. They get fewer at a time, but the alternative is airing all 16 and then having people wait nine months for the new ones to come along. The way we do it now is that only four months go by before the new shows start airing. It feels like a long time because the show's so damn good, I guess."
Although set in San Francisco, Monk is for the most part shot in elsewhere except for occasional exteriors featuring city landmarks.
The pilot episode was shot in Vancover, British Columbia, and the season one episode were shot in Toronto, Ontraio. Most of the episodes in seasons two through five were filmed in the Los Angeles area, including on stage at, Ren-Mar Studios (Adrian's apartment, Sharona's house, the homicide office, Dr. Kroger's office and Natalie's house).
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