After eight seasons on the USA Network, Adrian Monk will soon solve his last case. The TV show’s ratings are still very good but, for a variety of reasons, it’s been decided to bring the series to a close. By the end of the show’s run, it sounds like Monk will have finally solved the case of his wife’s killer.
But, is it really time for Monk to go to television heaven or should his crazy adventures continue in some way? After all, millions and millions of people enjoy watching the character’s exploits each week. Couldn’t he return for a few more cases — maybe a handful of episodes, television movies, or even a spin-off of some kind?
If you’d like to see Monk continue in some form, here are a few things you can do:
Tell your friends and family members to tune in and watch on USA. If that’s not possible, encourage them to watch online. Maybe one of them is secretly a “Nielsen family” or knows one.
Write to USA Network and/or call (212) 664-4444 and ask to leave a message on the USA comment line. Let the network know how you feel but, keep it civil. Everyone responds best to courtesy.
Sign the petition below and let the network execs know you’ve signed it. Spread the word and ask others to do the same. Oh, and be sure to keep it clean.
To: ABC Studios, Mandeville Films, Universal Cable Productions, and USA Network
We, the undersigned, have greatly enjoyed watching the Monk TV show on USA Network. The series is far too unique, clever, and humorous to end. It’s also a program that the whole family can enjoy and there are far too few of them.
We are truly upset to hear that this successful show is coming to an end and don’t want to say goodbye just yet. Please consider continuing Monk’s adventures in some way — perhaps in TV movies, in a spin-off, or even in additional episodes. We are just a few of the many, many loyal viewers who are waiting to see what happens to next to this fascinating, germophobic detective.
Thank you for your consideration.
Image courtesy USA Network.