STUDIO CITY: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has licensed the Tony Shalhoub series Monk from NBCUniversal.
Monk ran for eight seasons on USA Network from 2002 and 2009, and Shalhoub scored Emmy nominations for each one of them. The show, about an obsessive-compulsive homicide detective, will begin airing as part of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries lineup starting March 11, with a full-day marathon beginning at 9 a.m. After that, the series will air weekdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“The acquisition of such an acclaimed show as Monk reminds viewers that we want to continually grow the network into a quality destination for mysteries and whodunit programs,” said Darren Melameth, the senior VP of program planning and acquisitions at Crown Media Family Networks. “We also feel that the show will complement our existing lineup that includes such classics as Murder She Wrote and Columbo.”