Congratulations to Tony Shalhoub for winning the 2003 Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series - Musical or Comedy!
The other nimonees where Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm, Matt Leblanc from Friends, Bernie Mac from The Bernie Mac Show, and Eric McCormack from Will & Grace.
This show is kind of hard to explain unless you have seen it but I will do my best. Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is a detective well an ex-detective. When his wife is murdered he becomes obsessive-compulsive which causes him to be afraid a virtually everything: germs, heights, crowds, ect. This disease causes him to lose his job thus the ex-detective part. Although Monk is no longer part of the police force his former boss, Captain Stottlemeyer, often calls upon him to solve the crimes that no one else understands. Monk is almost like a Sherlock Holmes if Sherlock had an obsessive-compulsive disorder. The show is kind of a drama but is also really pretty funny. Anyone that hasn't seen this show just watch it.
NEW EPISODE! MR. MONK GOES TO THE CIRCUS
Encore Presentations: Friday, July 18 11:00 PM
Monday, July 21 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 24 10:00 PM
NEW EPISODE! MR. MONK AND THE VERY, VERY OLD MAN
Premieres: Friday, July 25 9:00 PM
Encore Presentations: Friday, July 25 11:00 PM
Monday, July 28 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 31 10:00 PM
NEW EPISODE! MR. MONK GOES TO THE THEATER
Premieres: Friday, August 1 9:00 PM
Encore Presentations: Friday, August 1 11:30 PM
Monday, August 4 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 7 10:00 PM
NEW EPISODE! MR. MONK AND THE SLEEPING SUSPECT
Premieres: Friday, August 8 9:00 PM
Encore Presentations: Friday, August 8 11:00 PM
Thursday, August 14 10:00 PM
NEW EPISODE! MR. MONK MEETS THE PLAYBOY
Premieres: Friday, August 15 9:00 PM
Encore Presentations: Friday, August 15 11:00 PM
Monday, August 18 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 21 11:30 PM
Airs: Sunday, August 17
Mr. Monk and the Earthquake 10:00 AM
Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger 11:00 AM
Mr. Monk and the Airplane 12:00 PM
Mr. Monk Goes Back to School 1:00 PM
Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico 2:00 PM
Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame 3:00 PM
Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus 4:00 PM
Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man 5:00 PM
Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater 6:00 PM
Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect 7:00 PM
Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy 8:00 PM
SEASON FINALE! MR. MONK GETS MARRIED
Premieres: Friday, August 22 10:00 PM
Encore Presentations: Friday, August 22 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 23 2:30 PM
Tuesday, August 26 11:00 PM
Thursday, August 28 11:00 PM
Tony Shalhoub is Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram is Sharona Fleming
Ted Levine is Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Jason Gray-Stanford is Lieutenant Randall Disher
ADRIAN MONK (Tony Shalhoub)
Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional methods and out-of-the-box thinking to solve some of the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife, a devastated Monk became obsessive-compulsive. Now plagued by various phobias, almost everything causes him angst: germs, heights, crowds - even milk. His condition eventually cost him his job, and continuously poses unique challenges as he goes about his daily life. He is in therapy for his condition, but signs of progress in overcoming his psychological disorder are spotty at best. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate various cases using his vast intelligence and unconventional approaches. However, Monk would like nothing more than to gain back his position on the force. Can he pull himself together and get back to solving San Francisco's toughest crimes full time?
SHARONA FLEMING (Bitty Schram)
Sharona is Monk's personal assistant and nurse, a calming influence who helps him make it through the day. She is always on hand to offer her assistance when even the simplest of tasks become angst-ridden ordeals for Monk. An utterly dedicated employee who often becomes fiercely defensive when it comes to her boss, she also becomes Monk's own "Girl Friday," an unlikely but effective Dr. Watson to his Sherlock Holmes.
CAPTAIN LELAND STOTTLEMEYER (Ted Levine)
Captain Stottlemeyer is Monk's former boss, the man who was forced to let Monk go from the San Francisco Police Department when his obsessive compulsive disorder began to interfere with his ability to investigate cases and interact with his fellow officers. But even though he is no longer a member of the force, Stottlemeyer still often calls on Monk to provide his unique insights into cases that have San Francisco's finest stumped. Although Stottlemeyer is a highly decorated detective, he knows he will never be as good as the illustrious Monk - and that fact often drives him crazy.
LIEUTENANT RANDALL DISHER (Jason Gray-Stanford)
Lt. Disher plays a figurative "boy Friday" to Captain Stottlemeyer. More ambitious than bright, Disher relishes every opportunity to bolster the ego and reputation of his commanding officer. He is often the first to rebuff Monk's sometimes outlandish deductions, and can also never resist the opportunity to taunt Monk's "Watson," Sharona.