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Could The Cast Of 'Monk' Return For A Reunion?

The cast of "Monk" may return again some day, even though the series ended in 2009.

Pictured: (l-r) Jason Gray-Stanford as Lt. Randall Disher, Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, Traylor Howard as Natalie Teeger, Ted Levine as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer

It’s been 13 years since “Monk” aired its final episode, finally solving the mystery that plagued the high-strung titular character since Episode 1. Although the show drew to an incredibly satisfying conclusion, many fans of Adrian Monk are hoping he’ll get the gang back together for another adventure. 

Fortunately for them, that may not be outside the realm of possibility. Speaking to PopCulture in February, actor Tony Shalhoub revealed that “Monk” may be getting the same treatment as “Psych,” which parlayed the success of its finale into a TV movie — three, in fact. 

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“There is a good chance actually," Shalhoub said when asked about bringing the show back. "We're in discussion now about a movie, a TV movie, of Monk returning, kind of folding in the pandemic story."

The star noted that, although discussions are happening, he has not yet read a script. So, everything is still in the hypothetical planning stages. That said, the show’s titular star seems on board to reprise his role to solve another great mystery. However, he’s not the only one who would need to get on board. Core cast members like Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, and Traylor Howard would also need to sign on. 

In addition, they were all on board to reprise their roles in 2020 when “Monk” held a mini reunion via video chat as part of Peacock’s At-Home Variety Show. The stars, like many, got together to help benefit various charitable organizations helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The premise of that fun, possibly non-canonical reunion was that Adrian was struggling with quarantine despite being more well-prepared than the average person. He spoke with his friends remotely but even that was a bit too much of a germ risk for him. While it was fun to see the cast interact together for the first time since the 2009 finale, it was hardly a new “Monk” adventure. 

As for whether or not a larger movie project will come to fruition, all fans can do for now is hope. Meanwhile, they can catch up on the entire series by streaming it on Peacock right now. 


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