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Monk returning for seventh season

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 20th 2008 11:05AM
Monk spoonMonk will be back for a seventh season. It isn't an even number, a fact that would irritate the OCD detective to no end, but it is a lucky one. USA Network has ordered 16 new episodes of the idiosyncratic mystery series which has turned character actor Tony Shalhoub into an Emmy-winning star. USA has plans to run eight of the new episodes in July and August; then the other eight in January and February.

Before then, you can catch up with Monk, and USA's other whimsical detective series, Psych, when they air on NBC in March. Although it has not be announced as yet, USA will likely pick up Psych, too, and they will continue running in tandem.

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Despite a certain sameness to the Monk formula -- primarily because it is a formula -- the audience for the show has remained strong. According the network, Monk was up both 22% in the adults 18-49 demo and 15% in adults 25-54 in its most recent run vs. the same period a year ago.

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The current season of Monk is great. Let's hope it makes it to 10 seasons...it's a good number.

February 21 2008 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It was announced back in September that a third season of Psych had been ordered.


February 20 2008 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope we hear soon confirmation that "Psych" is renewed. Concerning "Monk", when it started I really enjoyed it, but then I just became a little luke-warm about it. I don't know what it is, but for some reason my enthusiasm for this show has increased during this most recent season. Yes, the mysteries are lame, but that's not really what the show's about, is it? Maybe I'm just getting easier to please as I age.

February 20 2008 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I was exactly the same way. I didn't love or hate it. I didn't tell people to turn away and I might periodically watch it. Now I watch every episode. I can't explain it either.

February 20 2008 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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