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***Welcome to The Monk News Archives Part Two ***

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Older news is stored here so it won't collect dust. Mainly from the start of the second half of season six and on forward.






***Upcoming Monk Marathons***

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There will be a Monk Marathon on Friday, July 11th, 2008, starting at eleven in the morning and running until eleven that evening. Here's the episode schedule ...

 


11:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike


12:00 PM


Mr. Monk Gets A New Shrink


1:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure


2:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Daredevil


3:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man


4:00 PM


Mr. Monk Is Up All Night


5:00 PM


Mr. Monk Joins A Cult


6:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank


7:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Three Julies


8:00 PM


Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece


9:00 PM


Mr. Monk Is On the Run - Part One


10:00 PM


Mr. Monk Is On the Run - Part Two






***Tony Shalhoub Live Chat At USA Network***

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On Friday, February 22nd, 2008, Tony Shalhoub will be stopping by the Official Site of Monk to chat with you live! More details will be available soon. Need more information, stop by the USA Network's Monk main site.







***Mr. Monk and the Seventh Season***

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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, NYFebruary 20, 2008USA 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."


Courtesy of: USA Network



"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.


Courtesy of: The Hollywood Repoter



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.


Courtesy of: Variety







***Another SAG Nomination, No Golden Globe***

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Tony Shalhoub has earned another SAG (Screen Actors Guild) nomination for best actor in a comedy series. Way to go Tony! The SAG awards will be presented on Sunday, January 27th, 2008 on TNT and TBS. But, no Golden Globe nomination for Tony this year though.


Courtesy of: postcrescent.com


Sadly, Tony lost to Alec Baldwin of NBC's 30 Rock. Better luck next year Tony.







***Monk's Viewer's Choice Marathon***

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On Sunday, January 13th, 2008 USA Network will have a Viewer's Choice Marathon that starts at eleven in the morning and runs until three the next morning. You can vote by going to USA Network and voting for your favorites. But hurry, voting ends Tuesday, January 1st, 2008. Click here to make your votes.


Voting has ended, here's the schedule for the marathon ...


11:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the TV Star


12:00 PM


Monk Goes to the Hospital


1:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Big Reward


2:00 PM


Mr. Monk Stays In Bed


3:00 PM


Mr. Monk Can't See A Thing


4:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Blackout


5:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Godfather


6:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny


7:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month


8:00 PM


Mr. Monk Is Up All Night


9:00 PM


Mr. Monk Gets Fired


10:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Paperboy


11:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees


12:00 AM


Mr. Monk Gets A New Shrink


1:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the TV Star


2:00 AM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital


3:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the Big Reward






***Watch Monk Daily***

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Starting Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008, you can watch two hours of Monk starting at four in the afternoon eastern time. Then starting Monday, Janaury 7th, 2008, in addition of watching Monk in the afternoon, you can catch one hour of Monk starting at nine eastern in the morning.
 

Here's the rundown, ...


The daily episodes will begin with the pilot on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 at four eastern in the afternoon.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008, Mr. Monk and the Psychic and Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale will air back to back starting at four eastern in the afternoon.

Friday, January 4th, 2008, Mr. Monk Goes to the Canival and Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum will air back to back starting at four eastern in the afternoon.

Then starting Monday, Janaury 7th, 2008 we will get a daily episode of Monk, Monday - Friday at nine (eastern) in the morning and two hours in the afternoon starting at four eastern.


Here's an article talking about the "stripping".

 

***Two More Years Of Monk***

USA Network Announces Fifth & Sixth Season Pick-Up and Acquisition of Back-End Strip Rights of the Award-Winning Original Series MONK

16 Episode Orders for Seasons Five & Six; Strip to Begin in 2008

 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 seasons five and six, with a 16 episode order per season. Additionally, USA has picked up the back-end strip rights to MONK from NBC Universal Television Distribution. Beginning in 2008, USA will strip all six seasons of the show, totaling 93 episodes. The announcement was made jointly by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming and Jane Blaney, USA's senior vice president, programming.

"MONK is the cornerstone of USA's original programming," said Wachtel. "It remains one of the highest-rated series in basic cable history. We are so proud to bring it to the next level."

"We are thrilled to keep such an acclaimed and beloved series in our stable of programming," added Blaney. "MONK is such a consistent performer, we are confident that it will have a long, successful life on USA for many years to come."

 

Courtesy of: prnewswire.com





***New Year's Day 2008 Monk Marathon***

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6:00 AM


Pilot 


8:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the Psychic


9:00 AM


Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale


10:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival


11:00 AM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum


12:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Billionare Mugger


1:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Other Woman


2:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man


3:00 PM


Mr. Monk Takes A Vacation


4:00 PM

Mr. Monk and the Earthquake


5:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger


6:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Airplane


7:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes Back to School


8:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame


9:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes To Mexico


10:00 PM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus


11:00 PM


Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man


12:00 AM


Mr. Monk and the Psychic


1:00 AM


Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale


2:00 AM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival


3:00 AM


Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum






***New TV Guide Article***

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Finale airs Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 pm


Donal Logue guest-stars as a grifter, but the big news is Monk's other chance encounter. Says star Tony Shalhoub, "He literally bumps into a woman on the street. She's a total stranger, but he can't get her out of his head. I don't want to give too much away, because it's a poignant ending." Maybe a setup for romance when the show returns in January? "It may be time to open that door," Shalhoub says. "And not a moment too soon."

 

Courtesy of: TV Guide



 

Film Reel***Schedule For Season Six Episodes*** Film Reel

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These are the airdates for season six. Other information include, guest stars and overviews.

 

Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan

Airdate - July 13th, 2007

(Season Six Premiere)

(Guest Stars Include ...  Sharon Lawrence and Sarah Silverman

USA Network's Episode Overview

   USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Rapper

Airdate - July 20th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Snoop Dogg and Kurupt)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Naked Man

Airdate - July 27th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Alfred Molina, Angela Kinsey, and Diedrich Bader)

USA Network's Episode Overview

Part One, USA Network's Episode Commentary

Part Two, USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend

(Originally entitled, Mr. Monk and the Captain's Girlfriend)

Airdate - August 3rd, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Sharon Lawrence)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees

Airdate - August 10th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Emmy Clarke, Gail O'Grady, and Vincent Ventresca)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure

Airdate - August 17th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include... Cody McMains as Dr. Kroger's son, Troy)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil

Airdate - August 24th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Tim Bagley and Shane Elliott)

(Directed by Jonathan Collier)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man

Airdate - September 7th, 2007

(Guest Stars Include ... Tim De Zarn)

USA Network's Episode Overview

 

Mr. Monk Stays Up All Night

Airdate - September 14th, 2007

Season 6.0 Finale

 (Guest Stars Include ... Donal Logue and Andy Mackenzie)

USA Network's Episode Overview

USA Network's Episode Commentary

 

 Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus

Airdate - December 7th, 2007

Season Six Christmas Episode

(Guest Stars Include ... Larry Miller)

USA Network's Episode Overview

Monk Production Blog



Mr. Monk Joins A Cult

Airdate - January 11th, 2008

Season 6.5 Premiere

(Guest Stars Include ... Howie Mandel)

 USA Network's Episode Overview



Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank

Airdate - January 18th, 2008

(Guest Stars Include ... Dan Castellaneta, Cathy Cahlin Ryan and Abby Pivaronas)

USA Network's Episode Overview



Mr. Monk and the Three Julies

Airdate - January 25th, 2008

(Guest Stars Include ... John Hawkes)

USA Network's Episode Overview



Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece

Airdate - February 1st, 2008

(Guest Stars Include ... Peter Stormare)

 USA Network's Episode Overview

 

Mr. Monk is on the Run (Part One)

Airdate - February 15th, 2008

(Guest Stars Include ... Scott Glenn)

USA Network's Episode Overview



Mr. Monk is on the Run (Part Two)

Airdate - February 22nd, 2008

Season Six Finale

(Guest Stars Include ... Scott Glenn, Rosemary Garris and Michael Chandler (VI))

USA Network's Episode Overview


 

 

***Season Six Photos***

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Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

From: Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan

 

Snoop Dogg and Tony Shalhoub

Left to Right: Snoop Dogg and Tony Shalhoub

From: Mr. Monk and the Rapper

 

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

From: Mr. Monk and the Naked Man 

 

Sharon Lawrence, Ted Levine, and Traylor Howard

Left to Right: Sharon Lawrence, Ted Levine, and Traylor Howard

From: Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend

 

Ted Levine and Vincent Ventresca

Ted Levine and Vincent Ventresca

From: Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees

 

Tony Shalhoub and Cody McMains

Tony Shalhoub and Cody McMains

From: Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure

 

Tim Bagley

Tim Bagley

From: Mr. Monk and the Daredevil

 

Tim De Zarn 

Tim De Zarn

From: Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man

 

Tony Shalhoub and Donal Logue

Tony Shalhoub and Donal Logue

From: Mr. Monk Stays Up All Night

 

 Tony Shalhoub and Larry Miller

Tony Shalhoub and Larry Miller

From: Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa

 

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel

From: Mr. Monk Joins A Cult

 

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

From: Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank

 

Traylor Howard, Emmy Clarke, and Tony Shalhoub

Traylor Howard, Emmy Clarke, and Tony Shalhoub

From: Mr. Monk and the Three Julies

 

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

From: Mr. Monk Paints A Masterpiece

 

Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn

From: Mr. Monk is on the Run - Part One 

 

 

***Season Six Ratings***

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Season Six Ratings

Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan

4.8

Mr. Monk and the Rapper

4.9

Mr. Monk and the Naked Man

5.0

Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend

4.3

Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees

5.1

Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure

4.5

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil

5.0

Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man

4.7

Mr. Monk Stays Up All Night

5.0

Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa

4.5

Mr. Monk Joins A Cult

5.6

Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank

5.5

Mr. Monk and the Three Julies

5.3

Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece

5.4

Mr. Monk is on the Run (Part One)

5.6

Mr. Monk is on the Run (Part Two)

6.9

 

 

***Season Six News Flash***

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The First Half Of Season Six ...

 

Season six premiered Friday, July 13th at 9/8c. The following information listed below is episode titles, guest stars, and little bit about what the episode is about, for the first half of season six.

  

Filming for season six started back in March, Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan was the first episode filmed. Returning guest stars include, Sharon Lawrence as Linda Fusco and Sarah Silverman as Marci Maven. Here's a little bit about the episode "When Marcie’s recently dead dog is accused of attacking and killing a woman, she tries to get Monk to help her solve the case."  A USA Network Monk Forum poster by the name of GuHLeer, took some really nice behind the scenes pictures and videos, there are listed below the season six information.

 

Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure, was the second episode filmed. Monk finds himself in a dangerous situation when he helps his psychiatrist's son follow a treasure map. Returning guest star include, Cody McMains as Dr. Kroger's son, Troy Kroger. 

 

Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man, was the third episode to be filmed. Monk may have got the wrong man convicted years before and he wants to set things right. No guest stars annouced for this episode, yet.

  

Mr. Monk and the Captain's Girlfriend, (Now entitled, Mr. Monk and The Bad Girlfriend) was the fourth episode filmed for season six.  Monk suspects the Captain's girlfriend, Linda Fusco, of murder. Sharon Lawrence, will return again as Leland's girlfriend.

 

Mr. Monk and the Rapper, was the fifth episode to be filmed. Monk is hired to clear the name of a famous rap star who is accused of murder. Snoop Dogg will be a likely guest star in this episode, according to the starbulletin.com. The behind the scenes video confirms that Mr. Dogg is a guest star. Also guest starring Kurupt.

  

Mr. Monk and the Naked Man, was the sixth episode to be filmed. Monk must confront his prejudice against nudists when he's called to investigate a murder on a nude beach. Guest stars include, Alfred Molina, Angela Kinsey, and Diedrich Bader.

 

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil, was the seventh episode filmed for season six. Monk's world is turned upside-down when he learns a famous daredevil's secret identity is his archrival — Harold Krenshaw! Returning guest stars include Shane Elliott and Tim Bagley returning as Harold Krenshaw in this episode. Directed by Jonathan Collier.

 

Mr. Monk and the Birds and The Bees, was the eighth episode being filmed for season six. Monk tries to prove a sports agent is guilty of murder while helping Natalie’s teenage daughter with her love life. Emmy Clarke (Julie Teeger) will appear in this episode along with Gail O'Grady and Vincent Ventresca.

 

Mr. Monk Stays Up All Night, will be the ninth and final episode to be filmed this half season. When Monk suffers from insomnia, he ventures out into the night and stumbles upon a murder. Donal Logue and Andy Mackenzie will guest star in this episode. See this TV Guide article for more information.




The second half of the season ...



Filming for the final seven episodes of season six will begin in September (After Labor Day) and will start airing on Friday, January 11th, 2008. With the exception for Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa, which will air on Friday, December 7th.

 

As you heard, a Christmas episode is also in the works, Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa. Early reports said that, John Turturro (Ambrose Monk) will be in this episode. But that is incorrect, we won't see him in this episode. Instead, Larry Miller will guest star in this episode.

 

Other episodes to be filmed next half season include, Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank, Mr. Monk and the 3 Julies, Mr. Monk Joins A Cult, and Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece according to this interview by Andy Breckman and Tom Scharpling. Also a two part episode entitled, Mr. Monk is on the Run. Plus, Jarrad Paul might be making another appearance as Adrian neighbor, Kevin Dorfman.


 

Guest Stars ...



We know you love them, here are a few courtesy of my friend Teresa's interview with David Breckman. Peter Stormare will guest star on Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece as the "chief bad guy ". Scott Glenn will be playing the sheriff in Mr. Monk is on the Run. Others to guest star include, Larry Miller, he will reprise his role from Mr. Monk Gets Stuck In Traffic, (lawyer Garret Price) in Mr. Monk and the Man Shot Who Shot Man Santa and Howie Mandel (from NBC's hit game show Deal or No Deal) will guest star in an episode to be named later.


To read more of Teresa excellent interview with David Breckman click here. This gal really knows her stuff.

 

 

 

***Mr. Monk Faces The End?***

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Siren Update on Monk Contract Situation Siren

 

"The big question: How much longer can "Monk" last?

"We're renegotiating now. We hope the show continues for another two years," says Breckman, adding that two years would be his limit as well as Shalhoub's.:

 

Courtesy of North Jersey Media, to read more of the article, click here.

 

Related Article

 

"Monk" star and exec producer Tony Shalhoub says the sixth season of the Emmy-winning USA Network show returning July 13 could be the last for the beloved obsessive-compulsive detective.

 

"My contract is up in November, and we're going to have to see how it all plays out," says Shalhoub, who's won three Emmys, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards for his portrayal. "I do love the people and I love the part, but it's a question. There's a lot of stiff competition, especially with so much more programming on basic cable. The field has really become quite full." If he does continue with the character, Shalhoub says he's definitely not interested in signing another long-term contract. "I will have to take them one year at a time."

 

If this does turn out to be "Monk's" last season, Shalhoub promises some unforgettable segments. "We have some great things coming down the pike," says Shalhoub. In the Friday (7/13) episode, controversial comedienne Sarah Silverman returns in a role she played three years ago, the stalker of a TV star. "But now she's become this very, very aggressive and fanatical devotee of Monk's. Over time he gets sort of seduced into the fact that she worships him." The second episode is "Mr. Monk and the Rapper, with Snoop Dogg as the special guest star. "Talk about two worlds colliding," says Shalhoub with a laugh. "In the beginning there's a fictitious rapper called Extra Large who's killed by a car bomb. Snoop Dogg plays his rival rapper, MurdeRuss, who comes to hire Monk because he knows all fingers will be pointing at him."

 

Shalhoub says it was the first time he'd ever met Snoop Dogg — "Our paths for some reason have never crossed," he quips — but adds, "He's a friend now. He was terrific. It's a lovely episode." He says we won't be seeing Monk break out in any rhymes in the episode, but once he solves the crime "Snoop raps the summation. Monk is trying to do the summation to a crowd that's not listening to him, so he comes in and helps Monk.


Courtesy of: creators.com






***Monk Novel Update***

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Mr. Monk and The Two Assistants has been released. It was released on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007, in a hardback edition. The paperback version will be released early next year.


 

Mr. Monk and The Two Assistants

Cover of Mr. Monk and The Two Assistants 

 

For more information about the novels, click here to go to the Monk Novels section of this site.





 

***Mr. Monk On DVD***

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Season six of Monk on DVD was supposed to be released on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 but that date has now changed to Tuesday, July 8th, 2008. You can read more at the following link, tvshowsondvd.com.



Season Six



Season five of Monk on DVD has been released. It was released on, Tuesday, June 26th, 2007. According to Monk's main site at USA Network, the set will come with all sixteen episodes of season five plus the Black & White Version of the episode "Mr. Monk and the Leper"; The entire 90-minute pilot of "Psych: Season 1"; and four webisodes. The set will also have commentary by the stars and producers. 

 

 

Season Five

 

Courtesy of: TVshowsondvd.com

  





***Tony Shalhoub Doing His Part, Are You?***

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Tony Shalhoub contributes to EXTRA Cans for the Needy at the Ultimate Green Room Pre-Oscar Event

Tony Shalhoub contributes to EXTRA Cans for the Needy at the Ultimate Green Room Pre-Oscar Event (with founder Mystery Mike Hennessey)

 

 April 9, 2007 - Tony Shalhoub, who plays our favorite dysfunctional character, Adrian Monk, airing on the USA Networks series, Monk is now a fan of OURS! "Monk" has signed on with EXTRA Cans; the cast and crew of the program are donating their on-location containers to EXTRA Cans, and all recyclables dropped in the Gold Bins on the Monk production set directly benefit people in need.

 

Courtesy of: extracansfortheneedy.org

  

Another Article

 

 Extra Cans For The Needy is an interesting organization. Mysterious, perhaps, due to Mystery Mike Hennessey, who runs this organization that encourages people to recycle while benefiting the homeless. Everyone wins!

Extra Cans for the Needy is no stranger to Hollywood. Sharon Lawrence is the celebrity spokesperson. The pre-Oscar Ultimate Green Room proceeds went to benefit the organization, as well. During that event, Tony Shalhoub stopped by (and talked to us about his RAV4 EV) and met up with Mystery Mike and a beautiful new relationship was born!

The set of Monk now has a special “gold bin” to allow everyone on set to recycle and benefit those in need. Monk is the first on board with this, but Extra Cans hopes that many more Hollywood sets sign up, as well.

You can do your part, too. On Earth Day, the organization launched 44 Days of Recycling. They hope that you will collect your recyclables, and any others that you can find, over these 44 days. You can then either bring them to the first person in need that you meet by saying, “Would you like to redeem these cans for cash?” Or, you could recycle them and get the cash (in the states that actually give you cash), and donate that money to a charity for the homeless, such as Extra Cans. Report your donations & they’ll tabulate national results!

 

Courtesy of: ecorazzi.com








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