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Actor who played Dr. Charles Kroger on USA hit dies of heart attack at age 65.
Apr 10, 2008
Monk's Kamel found dead
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In an unfortunate loss for the acting world, psychiatrist Dr. Charles Kroger will no longer be seeing Adrian Monk. Actor Stanley Kamel, who portrayed Kroger on the USA Network's comedy Monk, has passed away at the age of 65. Kamel was found dead of a heart attack in his Los Angeles home yesterday. In addition to his...

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Tony Shalhoub returns for a seventh season to play the OCD detective as USA renews award-winning comedy.
Feb 21, 2008
Monk's prayers answered, show renewed

Well, TV fans can pretty much etch in one favorite for next year's Emmy awards. Under the category for "Best Actor," they may as well write in Tony Shalhoub as a nominee right now.

Shalhoub will return to the role that has helped him earn five Emmy nominations and three wins (including last year's prize), as USA Network today announced that it has picked up Monk for a seventh season.

Lucky number seven for the comedy will consist of 16 episodes and be split up into two parts. The first half is scheduled to hit the air in July 2008 and the back end will air in January 2009. Each of the series' last four seasons has taken similar approaches to airing.

The show follows the Adrian Monk (Shalhoub), a private detective in San Francisco who happens to have an irrational fear of just about everything and suffers ...

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24, Keifer take home the gold; we listen in on winners backstage--quips, complaints, and thanks. Did you agree with the judges? Can you believe what Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren and Julia Louis-Dreyfus said? We can't!!
Aug 28, 2006
2006 Emmy winners sound off!

The Emmys came, they saw, they awarded. And the winner is...you!

In the show-opening comedy segment, host Conan O'Brien appeared in parodies of Lost, 24, and the Emmy nominated South Park episode "Trapped In the Closet," before coming onstage and opening with, "Welcome to the 58th, and final, Emmy awards."

"Two and A Half Men is the number-one sitcom on TV. There's something about Charlie Sheen raising impressionable young kids that just feels right," the flame-haired host quipped to a roar of laughter.

The winners (and their comments backstage after winning):

Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy:
Winner: Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Mullaly on the pre-show jitters: "I was feeling emotional, and it's not that time of the month. I'll attribute it to being Will & Grace's coming to an end."

Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama:
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USA's OCD PI will be MIA after upcoming season; 16-episode final run will debut next summer.
Nov 17, 2008
Monk renewed for eighth, final season

After eight long seasons, Mr. Monk will be done keeping the streets safe next year. The USA Network has announced that it has picked up its long-running comedy for an eighth season that will serve as a fond farewell for the revered cable show; this season will be its last.

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Stopgap writers'-strike solutions from NBC-owned USA Network taken off schedule; Office block to replace them.
May 06, 2008
NBC pulls Monk, Psych

Remember the writers' strike? That thing that happened last year with all the picketing, arguing, and nonwriting? It's all over now, but during the height of the work stoppage, networks had to get a little creative to keep their schedules afloat.

One of the more logical solutions some took was to appropriate a few shows from their stable of cable channels and repurpose them for prime-time network broadcasting. CBS did it with Showtime's Dexter, and NBC did it with USA Network's Monk and Psych.

Now that the strike is over, networks can stop these experiments and get back to business. NBC is pulling Monk and Psych from their Sunday-night time slots, according to an updated schedule released by the network. Replacing the two shows will be a two-hour block of The Office, at least for the next two weekends.

The move isn't surprising, given both Monk ...

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Which leading men crack us up enough to warrant an Emmy? There are three names you'd expect, and two names that are new to the race.
Jun 04, 2009
Emmy picks: Lead Actor, comedy

We keep seeing the same men popping up at the Emmys in the best actor in a comedy category, but there's a reason for that. Tony Shalhoub has deserved every single one of his six consecutive nominations, Charlie Sheen has gone for three straight, and Alec Baldwin is looking like the favorite to win for a second year.

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America's Got Cable
Dec 09, 2011
What's the Better Channel: USA or TNT?
After last week's brutal showdown between Syfy and Comedy Central, it's time for the next basic cable battle: USA or TNT?
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The Final Countdown
Dec 28, 2010
TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010: 40-31
Here at TV.com, we take our year-end list-making very seriously. After 365 days of watching TV, here's what we loved the most in 2010. (Vol. 7)
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Pair of comedies from NBC-owned USA Network to be repurposed for network's primetime.
Dec 19, 2007
Monk, Psych see way onto NBC's schedule
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It's the television equivalent of "getting called to the show" in baseball. NBC today announced that it would begin airing Monk and Psych, a pair of successful basic cable shows from the USA Network, beginning next year.

Because of a strike-addled fall television season, networks have been thinking about dipping into their cable family and picking shows to fill the holes in their broadcast programming. NBC and USA Network are both owned by NBC Universal Corporation.

The current plan is to let Monk and Psych air as planned in January on USA then re-air them on Sunday nights in March on NBC. NBC did not announce a time, but both are an hour long and would likely air from 8-10 p.m.

Monk stars Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, who was an NBC primetime regular for his role in Wings, as a quirky San Francisco investigator who suffers ...

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Dec 07, 2009
Everyone Wants to Watch Monk Forever
Plus: Word on a Dallas remake, Adam Lambert performance news, and TV shows based on books that no one's read yet.
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Episode 16 Season 8
Mr. Monk and the End - Part II
Aired
12.4.2009
Episode 15 Season 8
Mr. Monk and the End - Part I
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11.27.2009
Episode 14 Season 8
Mr. Monk and the Badge
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11.20.2009
Episode 13 Season 8
Mr. Monk is the Best Man
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11.13.2009
Episode 12 Season 8
Mr. Monk Goes Camping
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11.6.2009
Adrian Monk
Natalie Teeger
Lt. Randall Disher
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Sharona Fleming
Former police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), whose photographic memory and amazing ability to piece together tiny clues made him a local legend, has suffered from intensified obsessive-compulsive disorder and a variety of phobias since the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, in 1997. Now on psychiatric leave from the San Francisco Police Department and working as a freelance detective/consultant on difficult cases, Monk hopes to convince his former boss, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), to allow him to return to the force. Stottlemeyer, who wavered between admiration for Monk and annoyance at his eccentricities during the first season, becomes more of a friend to Monk as the series develops, frequently calling him in to help, as much for Monk's benefit as for his own. However, he knows Monk's limitations as well as his strengths and still harbor doubts about the wisdom of allowing Monk to carry a gun or subdue a perpetrator. Stottlemeyer's second-in-command, Lieutenant Randall Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford), also develops both admiration and compassion for the man he once labeled "the defective detective." Despite flaws and inadequacies all around, the three become an increasingly effective team, with additional help from Monk's personal assistant. From the double-episode pilot through the first half of season three, Monk was aided by his nurse, Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram). But in the tenth episode of the third season, Sharona was replaced by a new assistant, Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard). Like Sharona, a divorcee with a son named Benjy, Natalie is a single parent, a widow with a daughter named Julie (Emmy Clarke). Unlike Sharona, Natalie is not a nurse but a former bartender with a fresh perspective on "Mr. Monk," as she still addresses her new boss.moreless