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TV Tonight: Monk and Psych on NBC

In this season's second "Hey, we're out of shows, so let's repurpose something from our cable sister!" move, USA's Monk and Psych get a bigtime airing tonight on NBC. The shows are airing in repeats on Sundays for the next several weeks to fill the void left by the writers' strike, a la Dexter on CBS. But hey, as they used to say all the time, if you haven't seen it, it's new to you — right?

It's possible there are a lot of people who have never seen Monk despite its six years on the air and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe wins for its star, Tony Shalhoub. If you've always wondered who that curly-haired guy is accepting the Best Comedic Actor awards at practically every major ceremony, this is your chance to find out. For the uninitiated, Shalhoub plays Adrian Monk, an obsessive-compulsive detective who solves crimes even the most skilled San Francisco police detectives cannot. While I don't love every episode of Monk, I always get a kick out of the way Shalhoub embodies his character's many tics. I actually wish NBC were showing Monk from the beginning, so longtime fans could reminisce alongside new viewers seeing the show for the first time. Instead, they're just kind of jumping in with a random episode from the show's fifth season — but on the positive side, it guest-stars Andy Richter.

Psych, meanwhile, also jumps in with an episode from the middle of its run — the third installment of its second season, which finds the guys going head to head with the FBI and has its own very special guest star in Lou Diamond Phillips. Will you be checking out either show? To watch a clip of Shalhoub talking about his favorite Monk mysteries, just


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pargie pargie 9 years
I have never seen Psych, but I just recognized the dude with the green shirt from She's All That. It came on over the weekend, he turned out to be a cutie.
4everchicgeek008 4everchicgeek008 9 years
Psych is the the show I try to watch whenever I can. Shawn and Gus are too much!! I love the episode where they are tag teaming each other solving the case.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I LOVE Monk! Awesome and hilarous show
alaisa alaisa 9 years
Both of these shows are awesome and deserve full seasons on NBC. I wish they wouldn't do the 8 episodes in January and then 8 in July- it's too crazy. The actors are phenomenal, the writing is clever- both shows deserve more credit!!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Psych is an awesome show!
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
love Monk.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
Yay, Psych!
missyosigirl missyosigirl 9 years
Oh, no new episodes for Monk yet? :( I know that episode with Andy Richter! Very funny, but well a bit sad too, for Monk.
OH. i thought it was a permanent move. so only to fill their lack of shows? well, thats comforting
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Monk is wonderful. Tony Shalhoub is well deserving of all the awards.
k-squared k-squared 9 years
Same, luvhouse! I have been a fan of Monk for years, and Psych is perfectly paired with Monk. I'm glad they'll be making their big debut on NBC so my friends won't be asking "what's that?" anymore when I talk about Monk and Psych.
luvhouse07 luvhouse07 9 years
I love both of these shows and definitely recommend watching them :D
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