Monk (TV series)

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Logo Monk.svg
GenrePolice procedural
Created byAndy Breckman
StarringTony Shalhoub
Bitty Schram
Jason Gray-Stanford
Ted Levine
Traylor Howard
Opening themeInstrumental theme by Jeff Beal (season 1)
"It's a Jungle Out There" by Randy Newman (seasons 2–8)
Ending themeInstrumental theme by Jeff Beal (season 1)
"It's a Jungle Out There" (instrumental) (seasons 2–8)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes125 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Andy Breckman
David Hoberman
Tony Shalhoub (seasons 4–8)
Tom Scharpling (seasons 5–8)
Rob Thompson (seasons 6–8)
Camera setupFilm; Single-camera
Running time40–45 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television (2002–09)
Mandeville Films (2002–09)
USA Cable Entertainment (2002–04)
Universal Network Television (2002–04)
NBCUniversal Television Studio (2004–07)
Universal Media Studios (2007–08)
Universal Cable Productions (2008–09)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channelUSA Network
Picture format480i (NTSC), 1080i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 12, 2002 (2002-07-12) – December 4, 2009 (2009-12-04)
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Logo Monk.svg
GenrePolice procedural
Created byAndy Breckman
StarringTony Shalhoub
Bitty Schram
Jason Gray-Stanford
Ted Levine
Traylor Howard
Opening themeInstrumental theme by Jeff Beal (season 1)
"It's a Jungle Out There" by Randy Newman (seasons 2–8)
Ending themeInstrumental theme by Jeff Beal (season 1)
"It's a Jungle Out There" (instrumental) (seasons 2–8)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes125 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Andy Breckman
David Hoberman
Tony Shalhoub (seasons 4–8)
Tom Scharpling (seasons 5–8)
Rob Thompson (seasons 6–8)
Camera setupFilm; Single-camera
Running time40–45 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television (2002–09)
Mandeville Films (2002–09)
USA Cable Entertainment (2002–04)
Universal Network Television (2002–04)
NBCUniversal Television Studio (2004–07)
Universal Media Studios (2007–08)
Universal Cable Productions (2008–09)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channelUSA Network
Picture format480i (NTSC), 1080i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 12, 2002 (2002-07-12) – December 4, 2009 (2009-12-04)

Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a police procedural series, and also exhibits comic and dramatic tones in its exploration of the main characters' personal lives. The series was produced by Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television in association with Universal Television.

The series debuted on July 12, 2002, on USA Network. It was well received and continued for eight seasons, with the final season concluding on December 4, 2009. The series held the record for the most-watched scripted drama episode in cable television history from 2009 through 2012 (broken by The Walking Dead) with "Mr. Monk and the End – Part II", its series finale, with 9.4 million viewers, 3.2 million of them in the 18–49 demographic.[1]


Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) was a brilliant detective for the San Francisco Police Department until his wife, Trudy, was killed by a car bomb in a parking garage, which Monk then believed was intended for him. In a later episode, he discovers the bomb was truly meant for Trudy. He later believes that Trudy's death was part of a larger conspiracy that she had uncovered during her time as a journalist. Trudy's death led Monk to suffer a nervous breakdown. He was then discharged from the force and became a recluse, refusing to leave his house for three and a half years. Until the final episode, Trudy's death was Monk's only unsolved case.

He is finally able to leave the house with the help of his nurse, Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram). The breakthrough allows him to work as a private detective and a consultant for the homicide unit despite limitations rooted in his obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), which had grown significantly worse after the tragedy, along with several other phobias.

Monk's compulsive habits are numerous, and a number of phobias compound his situation, such as his fear of germs. Monk has 312 fears, some of which are milk, ladybugs, harmonicas, heights, imperfection, claustrophobia, driving, food touching on his plates, messes and risk. He however had a breakthrough from claustrophobia later in the series. The OCD and plethora of phobias inevitably lead to very awkward situations and cause problems for Monk and anyone around him as he investigates cases. These same personal struggles, particularly the OCD, are what aid him in solving cases, such as his sharp memory, specific mindset, and attention to detail. In one episode entitled "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan", Marci Maven (Sarah Silverman) has compiled a list of all of Adrian's fears. In another episode, he tries to conquer his fears by doing various activities which involved his phobias. For example, he tries drinking milk, climbing a ladder, and putting a ladybug on his hand, but when things are scattered unorganized across a table, he cannot resist the compulsion to arrange them neatly.

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and Lieutenant Randall "Randy" Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) call on Monk when they have trouble with an investigation. Stottlemeyer is often irritated by Monk's behavior but respects his friend and former colleague's amazing insight and observational abilities, as does Disher. Ever since childhood, Monk's obsessive attention to detail allowed him to spot tiny discrepancies, find patterns, and make connections that others often missed. Something someone says or does usually triggers Monk to make the connection.

In his spare time, Monk continues to search for information about his wife's death, and is plagued with the idea that he may never determine who killed Trudy. He dedicates his life to solving other murders because he feels this is fixing disorder in the world. He becomes especially intrigued when a woman is killed, or when someone is killed with some type of bomb, because this reminds him of Trudy's murder.

In the middle of season three, Sharona decides to re-marry her ex-husband and move back to New Jersey, prompting Mr. Monk to hire Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) as his new assistant. Natalie is a widow and mother of an eleven-year-old daughter. Monk discovers Natalie when she is involved in a murder case herself, in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring".

Monk has a brother Ambrose (John Turturro) and a half-brother, Jack, Jr. (Steve Zahn), whom Monk never knew about until his father tells him in season five.[2] He later meets Jack, Jr., in the episode "Mr. Monk's Other Brother" during season seven.


Main characters[edit]

Secondary characters[edit]


Main article: List of Monk episodes
SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV SeasonViewers
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)
1Friday 10:00 pm (July 12, 2002 – March 17, 2006)12
July 12, 2002
October 18, 2002
June 20, 2003
March 5, 2004
June 18, 2004
March 4, 2005
July 8, 2005
March 17, 2006
5Friday 9:00 pm (July 7, 2006 – August 25, 2006)
Friday 10:00 pm (November 17, 2006)
Friday 9:00 pm (December 22, 2006 – March 2, 2007)
July 7, 2006
March 2, 2007
6Friday 9:00 pm (July 13, 2007 – December 4, 2009)16
July 13, 2007
February 22, 2008
July 18, 2008
February 20, 2009
August 7, 2009
December 4, 2009

Episode titles[edit]

Much like novels in a series about a starring detective, all but one of the episodes have titles in the form of "Mr. Monk and (a person or thing)", e.g. "Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend", "Mr. Monk (does something)", e.g. "Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus", "Mr. Monk (is something)", e.g. "Mr. Monk Is On the Run", or "Mr. Monk Gets (something)", e.g. "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized". The only exception to this rule is the season eight episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk".

While solving a murder is the main plot for most episodes, there are a few episodes in which Monk helps investigate other crimes, such as kidnappings in the season two episode "Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny" and the season three episode "Mr. Monk and the Kid", or a failed murder plot in the season six episode "Mr. Monk and the Daredevil". There are a number of times where the episode is not about the murder itself but about finding evidence to arrest the killer, e.g. "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert", or "Mr. Monk and the Genius", and episodes where the murder is related to the main plot, e.g. in "Mr. Monk on Wheels".

Some episodes actually start as a totally different type of case, but eventually a murder happens, e.g. a suspected abduction turns into a murder case in "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized". In season seven, in the 100th episode, Mr. Monk solved his 100th (and 101st) case since his wife's death, a milestone in his career.

In a humorous twist, in the episode "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan" Marci Maven (Sarah Silverman) refers directly to cases Mr. Monk has solved by the titles of the episodes.

Plot formats[edit]

Episodes about a murder generally follow one of four basic plot outlines:

"Here's what happened" segments[edit]

Most episodes feature a sequence in which Monk reveals how the crime was committed, almost always prefaced with the words "Here's what happened" (or a variation of that phrase) and shown in black and white. Most of these sequences are featured near the end of the episode, but have occasionally occurred at the beginning ("Mr. Monk Takes the Stand") or towards the middle. Some of these sequences are told in an unusual fashion, such as being told to a bear ("Mr. Monk Goes Camping"), in the form of a bedtime story ("Mr. Monk and the Kid"), being chanted during a ritual at a monastery ("Mr. Monk and the Miracle"), in a dream ("Mr. Monk's Favorite Show"), being told by someone other than Monk (by Sharona in "Mr. Monk Goes To Jail", by Natalie in "Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees", and by Disher in "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm"), being rapped out by a rapper (guest star Snoop Dogg in "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"), and being told in another language in "Mr. Monk Falls in Love". Harold Krenshaw gives a fictitious summation about Monk in "Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy". Monk states a summation twice, in flashback and in present, in "Mr. Monk and Little Monk" as himself and as young Monk. In at least two episodes ("Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike", and "Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door"), Monk gives multiple versions of the same summation, but all except for the last one are false as a result of his being unable to concentrate. In "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever", Monk and Disher give simultaneous summations of different crimes.

There are only a few episodes that do not contain a summation. The first episode not to feature a summation was the season one episode "Mr. Monk and the Airplane".


According to an interview with executive producer David Hoberman,[23] ABC first conceived the series as a police show with an Inspector Clouseau-like character suffering from obsessive–compulsive disorder. Hoberman said ABC wanted Michael Richards for the show,[23] but Richards turned it down. Hoberman brought in Andy Breckman as creator, and Breckman, inspired by Sherlock Holmes, introduced Dr. Kroger as a Doctor Watson-like character and an Inspector Lestrade-like character which eventually became Captain Stottlemeyer.

Although ABC originated the show, the network handed it off to the USA Network. USA is now owned by NBC (NBC Universal).[24] Monk was the first ABC Studios-produced show aired on USA Network instead of ABC. Although ABC initially refused Monk, they did air repeats of the show on ABC in the summer and fall of 2002, and then again in the spring of 2004. On January 12, 2006, USA Network announced that Monk had been picked up through at least season six as one of the "highest-rated series in cable history."[25] An in-joke reference to this contract renewal was also inserted into the episode "Mr. Monk and the Big Reward", which aired around this time.

Season five premiered Friday, July 7, 2006, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. This marked the first time change for the program, which aired at 10:00 p.m. during its first four seasons. The change allowed the show to work as a lead-in to a new USA Network series, Psych, another offbeat detective program. Monk has followed a consistent format of airing half of its 16 episodes in mid-year and the second half early the following year, with the exception of the first season, which broadcast entirely from July 2002 through October 2002, and the final season, which broadcast entirely between August and December 2009.

Previously aired episodes of Monk began airing on NBC Universal sibling network NBC April 6, 2008. NBC eyed the show because its block with Psych could be plugged into NBC's schedule intact. The shows were being used to increase the amount of scripted programming on the network as production of its own scripted programming ramped back up following the writers' strike.[26] Ratings for the broadcast debut were well below NBC averages for the time period. The show came in third behind Big Brother 9 on CBS and Oprah's Big Give on ABC.[27]


Although set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Monk is for the most part shot elsewhere except for occasional exteriors featuring city landmarks. The pilot episode was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, with some location shooting in San Francisco, and the subsequent season one episodes were shot in the Toronto, Ontario, area.[28] Most of the episodes from seasons two through six were filmed in the Los Angeles, California, area, including on-stage at Ren-Mar Studios for seasons two through five and at Paramount Studios for season six. These include the sets for Monk’s apartment, the police station and Stottlemeyer's office, Dr. Kroger’s office and Natalie’s house.[29] In season two, episode eight, a building for the Toronto Star can also be seen in a cut scene.

In the later part of season 4, there was some on-location filming done in San Francisco. Many portions of the episode "Mr. Monk and the Big Reward" were noticeably shot on location, including a climatic chase scene where Monk and Natalie are chased by three bounty hunters.[30] Other filming was done in Chinatown, which is shown in the opening of "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" as Stottlemeyer and Disher chase wanted fugitive Miguel Escobar (Carlos Gomez) up Jackson Street. In "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut," some on-location filming was done at Edwards Air Force Base.

Theme music[edit]

During the first season of Monk, the series used a jazzy instrumental intro to the show by songwriter Jeff Beal, performed by guitarist Grant Geissman.[31] The theme won the 2003 Emmy Award for Best Main Title Music.[32]

NYC actor Colter Rule was hired by USA Network to do all radio and TV promos for the series from its inception, lending an ironic, understated tone which contributed to the show's early popularity. The original tag was "Monk! America's Favorite Defective Detective!" When season two began, the series received a new theme song, entitled "It's a Jungle Out There", by Randy Newman. Reaction to the new theme was mixed. A review of season two in the New York Daily News included a wish that producers would revert to the original theme.[33] Shalhoub expressed his support for the new theme in USA Today, saying its "dark and mournful sound,...[its] tongue-in-cheek, darkly humorous side.... completely fits the tone of the show."[34] Newman was awarded the 2004 Emmy Award for Best Main Title Music for "It's a Jungle Out There".[35]

The show made self-deprecating references to the theme music controversy in the episode "Mr. Monk and the TV Star", where obsessed fan Marci Maven and Sharona both express distaste for the new theme music to a CSI parody called Crime Lab: SF. In the epilogue of the story, Marci implores Monk to promise her that he will never change the theme music if he ever gets his own show. When Monk agrees to the promise (only so he can go back to bed), the original music is heard as the scene fades to credits, and it plays through the credits.

The original theme is heard in the season three episode "Mr. Monk and the Game Show". It is also heard in several other episodes as the show enters the credits and then leads into the new theme's instrumental. In the season five episode "Mr. Monk and the Leper", while looking around a victim's apartment, Randy doodles out the old theme song on the piano, much to Stottlemeyer's exasperation. The music was also heard in the season seven episode "Mr. Monk and the Bully". The latest use of the original theme music was in the season eight episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk" in 2009.

In the season six episode "Mr. Monk and the Rapper", Snoop Dogg guest-starred as Murderuss, a rapper who is being wrongly accused of car-bombing a rival rapper. For the episode, Snoop Dogg also performed a hip-hop cover of "It's a Jungle Out There" which substitutes for Randy Newman's version in the opening credits, and later is heard at the end before transitioning into the regular credit music. The June 16, 2008, re-airing of the pilot episode featured a new credit sequence with the Newman theme. The season eight episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk" features a slower version of the original theme with a muted trumpet playing the melody.

Randy Newman also wrote a new song for the final episode entitled "When I'm Gone". The song was released on iTunes on December 1, 2009 and won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

For a few episodes where Trudy is featured, a somber but pleasant ending theme was used. The ending theme is last used in "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra".

Little Monk[edit]

Main article: Little Monk

USA Network premiered a 10-episode online series entitled "Little Monk" on August 22, 2009. It includes Adrian Monk and Ambrose Monk during their middle-school years, bringing a back story to Monk's detective skills and phobias. However, as they would have been middle schoolers in the late 1960s and early 1970s, viewers will see anachronisms; the various cars seen in the episodes, as well as some of the clothes, do not belong to the period.

Other media[edit]

TV movie[edit]

On February 17, 2012, Andy Breckman announced that a script had been completed for a TV movie titled Mr. Monk For Mayor. Breckman stated that the film should begin production in summer 2012 in California for a release date in December 2012. Breckman also stated that he hoped a sequel would be produced as well.[36] The idea was rejected for budgetary reasons.[37]


The show's soundtrack features its original music score, composed by Jeff Beal.


A "behind the scenes" audio podcast entitled "Lunch at Monk" is available for download through the USA website.[38] In the podcast, cast and crew members of the show are interviewed over lunch.

Novel series[edit]

Since 2006, during the airing of season four, Lee Goldberg has produced a series of novels based on the original television series.[39] All of the novels are narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's second assistant. For the most part, the novels remain faithful to the television series, with slight discontinuity. Two of the novels were later adapted into regular episodes. On December 31, 2012, the last novel to be written by Lee Goldberg was released. Hy Conrad is the new writer of the book series.[40]

NumberTitleAuthorISBNPublication dateAdditional notes (if any)
1Mr. Monk Goes to the FirehouseLee Goldberg0-451-21729-2January 3, 2006Adapted in 2006 into the season 5 episode "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"
2Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii0-451-21900-7July 5, 2006
3Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu0-451-22013-7January 2, 2007Adapted in 2009 into the season 8 episode "Mr. Monk and the Badge"
4Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants0-451-22097-8July 3, 2007First appearance of Sharona Fleming in any Monk-related media since 2004. Rendered non-canon by the episode "Mr. Monk and Sharona".
5Mr. Monk in Outer Space0-451-22098-6October 30, 2007
6Mr. Monk Goes to Germany0-451-22099-4July 1, 2008This novel was written before, but published after, the airing of "Mr. Monk Is On the Run", so events in this story run contrary to the series timeline. The foreword acknowledges some discontinuity.
7Mr. Monk is Miserable0-451-22515-5December 2, 2008Direct sequel to Mr. Monk Goes to Germany.
8Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop0-451-22698-4July 7, 2009
9Mr. Monk in Trouble0-451-22905-3December 1, 2009Excerpt 'The Case of the Piss-Poor Gold' was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2009
10Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out0-451-23009-4July 6, 2010[41]
11Mr. Monk on the Road0-451-23211-9January 4, 2011Excerpt 'Mr. Monk and the Seventeen Steps' was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2010
12Mr. Monk on the Couch0-451-23386-7June 7, 2011Excerpt 'Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper' was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June/July 2011
13Mr. Monk on Patrol0-451-23664-5January 3, 2012[42]
14Mr. Monk is a Mess0-451-23687-4June 5, 2012[43]Direct sequel to "Mr. Monk on Patrol"
15Mr. Monk Gets Even0-451-23915-6December 31, 2012[44]Direct sequel to "Mr Monk is a Mess"
16Mr. Monk Helps HimselfHy Conrad0-451-24093-6June 4, 2013
17Mr. Monk Gets on Board0-451-24095-2January 7, 2014Direct sequel to "Mr. Monk Helps Himself". The novel itself was noted by Conrad to have been adapted from a never-filmed season 3 script for an episode called "Mr. Monk Is At Sea," which would have had Monk and Sharona investigate a murder on a cruise ship. That episode was never filmed because no cruise line, out of sensitivity to the plot, wanted to loan a ship to the production crew to use for shooting.

DVD releases[edit]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released all 8 seasons of Monk on DVD in Region 1. On October 5, 2010, Universal released Monk- The Complete Series: Limited edition boxset on DVD in Region 1. A 32-disc set featuring all 8 seasons of the series as well as special features and a collectible 32-page booklet.[45]

Monk episodes from seasons 1–8 are also available on iTunes. All seasons are also available in HD format. It should be noted that the Region 2 DVDs of seasons 1–3 are in the 4:3 aspect ratio.

DVD NameEp#Release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
Season One13June 15, 2004[46]December 27, 2004January 18, 2005
Season Two16January 11, 2005[47]July 18, 2005September 21, 2005
Season Three16June 5, 2005[48]February 27, 2006March 22, 2006
Season Four16June 27, 2006[49]September 18, 2006November 15, 2006
Season Five16June 26, 2007[50]September 17, 2007April 1, 2009
Season Six16July 8, 2008[51]September 8, 2008February 3, 2010
Season Seven16July 21, 2009[52]August 23, 2010[53]June 30, 2010[54]
Season Eight16March 16, 2010[55]May 9, 2011[56]December 1, 2010[57]
Complete Series125October 5, 2010August 2011TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards won[edit]

Emmy Awards:

Golden Globe Awards:

Screen Actors Guild:

Award nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards:

Golden Globe Awards:

Screen Actors Guild:


RegionTV Network(s)
Arab World Green.png Arab WorldMBC 4
Asia (orthographic projection).svg AsiaStar World
Universal Channel
Latin America (orthographic projection).svg Latin AmericaStudio Universal
CountryTitle (foreign version)TV network(s)Series premiere
Arab League Arab WorldMBC 4
Albania AlbaniaRTSH, Digi Plus – Digitalb, Fox Crime
Argentina ArgentinaStudio Universal
Australia AustraliaNetwork Ten (original run), TV1 (re-runs) 13th Street (since 2014)
Austria AustriaORF 1 (original run), Puls 4 (re-runs)June 28, 2004
Belgium BelgiumVTM, La Une (French)2009 (VTM)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and HerzegovinaFTV
Brazil BrazilMonk, um detetive diferente
(Monk, a different detective)
Rede Record, Studio Universal
Bulgaria BulgariaМонкbTV
bTV Comedy (previously GTV)
Diema 2
Fox Crime
January 3, 2007
August 19, 2008
September 22, 2008
April 14, 2009
Canada CanadaA-Channel, Citytv, TVA (French), Canal Mystère (French)
Chile ChileStudio Universal
Colombia ColombiaStudio Universal
Croatia CroatiaHRT 2
Cyprus CyprusΝτετέκτιβ Μόνκ
("Detective Monk")
CyBCOctober 8, 2006
Czech Republic Czech RepublicMůj přítel Monk
("My friend Monk")
TV NOVA, Prima family, Universal Channel
Denmark DenmarkMonk (Canal+)/
Detektiv Monk (TV 2 Charlie/TV 2)
Canal+ (first run), TV 2 Charlie (re-runs), TV 2 (first-run on national television)
Estonia EstoniaTV 3September 6, 2003
Finland FinlandCanal+, YLE TV1September 11, 2004
France FranceTF1, TV BreizhMarch 22, 2003
Germany GermanyRTL, TNT Serie, Super RTLJune 29, 2004
Greece GreeceΝτετέκτιβ Μονκ
("Detective Monk")
Star Channel, Universal Channel
Hong Kong Hong Kong神探阿蒙
("Detective Monk")
TVB (season 8)September 18, 2003
Hungary HungaryMonk – Flúgos nyomozó
("Monk – Nutty Detective")
Universal Channel Hungary
July 28, 2005
Iceland IcelandStöð 2
India IndiaSTAR World India
and Fox Crime
Indonesia IndonesiaStar World
and Fox Crime
Republic of Ireland IrelandRTÉ
Israel Israelמונק ("Monk")Israel 10, Hallmark, Star World
Italy ItalyDetective MonkRete 4
June 9, 2005
May 1, 2008
Jamaica JamaicaTelevision JamaicaMay 2005–
Japan Japan名探偵モンク [Meitantei Monk]
("Great detective Monk")
NHK BS-2[59]
AXN Mystery[60]
March 30, 2004
October 2006
Kenya KenyaKenya Television Network
Lithuania LithuaniaDetektyvas Monkas ("Detective Monk")TV6September 6, 2003
Malaysia MalaysiaNTV7, Star World
Mexico Mexico4tv, Studio Universal
Montenegro MontenegroRTCG
Nepal NepalStar World
Netherlands NetherlandsSBS 6, NET 5 & 13th StreetDecember 6, 2007
New Zealand New ZealandTv3 the BOX
Norway NorwayTV2 Zebra & Hallmark ChannelFebruary 19, 2008
Pakistan PakistanStar World
Philippines PhilippinesStar World
Poland PolandDetektyw Monk
("Detective Monk")
TVN (free-TV-premiere), TVN 7 (free-TV-re-runs), Canal+ (first run), Canal+ Film (re-runs), Universal Channel (re-runs)April 11, 2003
Portugal PortugalTVI and FX
Romania RomaniaPro Cinema
Republic of Macedonia Republic of MacedoniaМонкKanal 5 and TelmaMay 6, 2011
Russia RussiaДефективный детектив
("Defective Detective")
Channel One2006, 1–3 seasons
Детектив Монк
("Detective Monk")
Telekanal Zvezda
Serbia SerbiaДетектив Монк/Detektiv Monk
("Detective Monk")
Монк/MonkTV Avala
Fox Crime, Universal Channel
Slovakia SlovakiaMarkíza
Slovenia SloveniaPOP TVSeptember 8, 2004
South Africa South AfricaSABC 2, Universal Channel
South Korea South Korea탐정 몽크 [Tam Jeong Monk]
("Detective Monk")
KBS 2TV (season 3) & Fox
Spain SpainFactoría de Ficción, Calle 13 cable/satellite, Canal Nou (Valencian Community), ETB2 (Basque Country), 8tv (Catalonia), TVG (Galicia), TV Canaria (Canary Islands), Telemadrid (Community of Madrid)
Sri Lanka Sri LankaSTAR World India
Sweden SwedenCanal+ Film 1 (first run), TV8 (re-runs), Comedy Central Sweden (re-runs)April 8, 2003
Switzerland SwitzerlandSF zwei, 3+, RSI La 1 (form. TSI 1), TSR 1, 4uTVDecember 30, 2003
Taiwan TaiwanMonk 神經妙探Videoland — W Movie ChannelJuly 14, 2004
Thailand ThailandStar World
Turkey TurkeyDizimax, TNT Turkey
Latvia LatviaTV6
United Kingdom United KingdomBBC Two (first-run, seasons 1–6), Quest (repeats S1–S3), Universal Channel (repeats), ITV (seasons 7–8) (repeating season 1 from April 30, 2011)
Ukraine UkraineМонкInter2009–2010
United States United StatesUSA Network (original airing), Universal HD (syndication), Sleuth (TV) (syndication), Ion Television (syndication), MyNetworkTV (syndication, Friday nights), various broadcast TV stations (syndication)July 12, 2002


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