FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does Monk air?
New episodes of Monk premiere Fridays nights at 10/9C on USA Network.
Will new episodes return?
New episodes of Monk will return to USA Network in January 2006. More specific information will be posted on this site as soon as it is announced.
What's the show about?
Visit the Overview page to learn all about the show's concept and characters.
Who will I see on Monk?
The series currently stars Tony Shalhoub as "Adrian Monk," Traylor Howard as "Natalie Teeger," Ted Levine as "Captain Leland Stottlemeyer," and Jason Gray-Stanford as "Lieutenant Randall Disher."
How do I find out the name of an actor or actress who appeared in a particular episode of Monk?
Cast credits for each episode of Monk are included as part of the Episode Guide. Information about each episode, including a synopsis (spoiler alert!), episode trailer, cast and production credits, an episodic photo gallery (when available), and more are posted on this site the day after each episode premieres.
Is the series or any of its characters based on a book or movie?
No. While the writers may draw on classic detectives such as Sherlock Holmes for inspiration, Monk and all of the characters in the series are original creations. Monk is not affiliated with "Monk" as used by James Crotty and Michael Lane, also known as "The Monks" or the "Mad Monks."
Didn't I see Monk air on ABC? Is it an ABC show that USA Network is showing reruns of?
Monk is a USA Network Original Series produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television. ABC previously acquired secondary broadcast rights to Monk and reran episodes following their original airing on USA Network. The arrangement marked the first time that a broadcast network reran episodes of an original cable series.
Where is the series filmed?
Season 1 of Monk was shot in Toronto, while Seasons 2-4 were shot in Los Angeles. There are also occasional but very infrequent location shoots, including in San Francisco, where the series is set.
Is the show available on DVD?
Yes. The first, second, and third seasons are now available - visit the DVD area to learn all about them and find out how to order your copy. Information on the release of the fourth season on DVD will be posted on this site as soon as it's announced.
What is the name of the theme song, and who is it by? Where can I find the lyrics?
The current theme song is "It's a Jungle Out There" by Randy Newman, while the theme song from Season 1 was "Monk Main Title Theme" by Jeff Beal. Visit the Theme Song page to listen to both songs and get the lyrics for "It's a Jungle Out There."
Where can I send fan mail?
There is currently no postal or e-mail address for sending fan mail to the cast or producers of Monk.
Is there any Monk merchandise (T-shirts, posters, signed or unsigned cast photos, etc.) available for sale or distribution to fans?
No. If any merchandise is created in the future, information on what's available and how to get it will be posted on this site.