Tony Shalhoub Returns As Monk For A TV Movie

Monk creator Andy Breckman has revealed that after almost three years of being off the air, Monk is returning to TV!

Tony Shalhoub will return as the obsessive compulsive title character, Adrian Monk, for a two-hour made-for-TV movie set to air sometime later this year. Breckman told that he had recently finished writing the script titled Mr. Monk For Mayor, which will revolve around Monk running for Mayor of San Francisco.

USA Network has yet to confirm this long awaited return but Breckman announced that filming would begin this summer and expects the film to air in December. If successful, meaning the ratings are high, Breckman is ready and willing to pen a sequel.

Three years ago the show went off the air, not because of low ratings, but because Breckman’s story lines dried up – he felt that the entire story had been told. Obviously this wasn’t the case though since here we are waiting to bask in Monk’s comedic and dramatic glory once again.

It looks like all the original cast members are on board for the return and fans that stuck with the series for over 8 years will now get some resolution to all their unanswered questions.

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie (yes, she did make a donation to see it happen..and also possibly for the t-shirt), hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.