Articles for Monk Season 8

The defective detective is back to help the San Francisco police to solve yet another baffling case! While this is certainly good news for Tony Shalhoub fans, the return of Monk for its eight season also marks the beginning of the end for the police procedural comedy. But there‘s a silver lining in the midst of this sad reality: As the series concludes, Adrian Monk will finally get some answers surrounding the truth behind his wife Trudy‘s death. When we last saw the detective series, Monk was fighting City Hall in attempt to preserve the parking garage where he‘s wife was killed.  Though he lost the political battle and made an emotional farewell to the parking garage, his fight to preserve the memory of his beloved wife wasn‘t in vain because the new playground set to rise in the garage‘s place was named after Trudy. Read more »
Friday nights get a lot better tonight with the return of USA‘s two best shows, Monk at 9pm and Psych at 10pm.  For Monk, this marks the beginning of the end as it‘s the obsessive detective‘s final season.Monk and Psych are an interesting pair because they areso similar, yet so different.  Both are expertly craftedcharacter-based comedies with a ton of laughs and compellingmysteries.  However, Monk seems to skew older, a throwback to the days of Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote, while Psych, with its nonstop barrage of pop culture references, is much younger and hipper.  Read more »
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday at 8pm on CBS.  Hostedby Neil Patrick Harris, it looks like two shows will have astranglehold on the night: Mad Men for Drama and 30 Rock for Comedy, both coming in with an overwhelming lead in total nominations.But will they really prevail.  Check out the nominees for the majorEmmy Drama categories below and who I think will win, then make yourown picks and watch along with me Sunday night.Read More: Drama Category Predictions>> Read more »
The time has come to finally learn the truth about Trudy Monk‘s death. Monk is, after all, ending its eight-season run on the USA network so it‘s only fitting to see Adrian Monk solve the biggest mystery of his life.  Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen ActorsGuild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixedbag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes,nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen,but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.  Read more »
The kids of Glee have something to sing about. The 2010 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as expected, Glee led the pack with 19 nominations. The show had even more steam than expected, earning nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series plus acting nominations in all six categories (Matthew Morrison, LeaMichele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Mike O‘Malley, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth).See Complete List of Nominees>>The comedy side also saw newcomers Nurse Jackie and Modern Family crack the Comedy Series category. Modern Family picked up an impressive five acting nominations in the supporting categories, with Ed O‘Neill the only adult star who didn‘t get nominated.  Read more »
In the past few years, one of the most entertaining and offensive Emmy categories is Outstanding Music and Lyrics.  Recent winners include "Dick in a Box" from Saturday Night Live and "I‘m F***ing Matt Damon" from Jimmy Kimmel Live. This year offers a slightly less offensive group, but still has some crazy choices.  Read more »
The Creative Arts Emmy Award were handed out Saturday night and HBO‘s 10-part World War II miniseries The Pacific was the big winner, picking up seven Emmys. However, the biggest winner of all may be Neil Patrick Harris, who won two awards for his guest performance on Glee and hosting the Tony Awards. And he‘s not done, as Harris has a chance at a third Emmy this year next week where he‘s nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for How I Met Your Mother.  Read more »
CBS has big plans for comedy in the 2013-2014 TV season. The network is launching four new comedies this fall, which is the most CBS has done in a long time. They‘re also expanding Thursday to two hours of sitcoms and trying out two single-camera comedies (meaning no laugh tracks), something CBS hasn‘t done in five years.  Read more »

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