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Monk Season 1
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network USA Network (USA)
Original release July 12 – October 18, 2002
Season chronology
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The first season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 12 to October 18, 2002. It consisted of 13 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford were introduced as portraying the main characters. Tony Shalhoub portrayed Adrian Monk, the titular character, an OCD homicide detective from San Francisco, who was removed from the force after the murder of his wife. A DVD of the season was released on June 15, 2004.

Cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

EP# # in season Title Writer Director Original airdate
1 1 "Mr. Monk and the Candidate, Part 1" Andy Breckman Dean Parisot July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)
Monk investigates an assassination attempt on Mayoral Candidate Warren St. Claire, and learns there's more at play than meets the eye. Guest stars Gail O'Grady, Michael Hogan, Ben Bass, Shawn Reis.
2 2 "Mr. Monk and the Candidate, Part 2" Andy Breckman Dean Parisot July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)
Monk investigates an assassination attempt on Mayoral Candidate Warren St. Claire, and learns there's more at play than meets the eye. Guest stars Gail O'Grady, Michael Hogan, Ben Bass, Shawn Reis.
3 3 "Mr. Monk and the Psychic" John Romano Kevin Inch July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
Is there such a thing as sixth sense? When Police Commissioner Harry Ashcombe's wife disappears, her body is mysteriously found by hack "psychic" Dolly Flint. Everyone believes she accomplished the impossible - except for Monk. Is it a miracle... or murder? Guest stars Linda Kash, John Bourgeois, Kate Trotter, Jenny Levine, Max Morrow
4 4 "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale" Andy Breckman Rob Thompson July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)
When a local judge is found murdered, all the evidence points to one man: an 800 lb (360 kg) reclusive tycoon named Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck. But how can a man who hasn't left his bed in eleven years, who can't even fit through his bedroom door, be responsible for the murder? Guest Starring Adam Arkin .
5 5 "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival" Siobhan Byrne Randall Zisk August 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)
An amusement park ride turns deadly when a cop and a mysterious informant get on a Ferris wheel. When the ride stops, the informant is dead. It looks like an open and shut case... except to Monk. Guest starring Stephen McHattie.
6 6 "Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum" Tom Scharpling and David Breckman Nick Marsh August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)
After being discovered in Trudy's old house, Monk is temporarily institutionalized. Once committed, he stumbles upon a four-year-old murder. Or is his mind playing tricks on him? Guest stars Kevin Nealon.
7 7 "Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger" Timothy J. Lea Stephen Cragg August 16, 2002 (2002-08-16)
A billionaire computer mogul is shot dead while mugging a couple outside a movie theater. It appears to be a midlife crisis gone horribly wrong - until Monk uncovers the truth.
8 8 "Mr. Monk and the Other Woman" David M. Stern Adam Arkin August 23, 2002 (2002-08-23)
Monk's dedication to his late wife is tested when he meets a beautiful woman who has her sights set on a certain obsessive-compulsive detective. Will a burgeoning romance interfere with a murder investigation? Or is it all part of a larger plan?
9 9 "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man" Mitch Markowitz Adam Davidson September 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)
A young woman is found murdered during the citywide marathon. The chief suspect has the perfect alibi - he was running in the race! How is it possible for someone to be in two places at the same time? It's Monk's job to find out. Guest starring Peter Outbridge.
10 10 "Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation" Hy Conrad Kevin Inch September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)
Monk, Sharona, and Benjy head off for a week of rest and relaxation, but it's back to work when Benjy witnesses a murder through a telescope at their beach resort. Guest stars Polly Draper.
11 11 "Mr. Monk and the Earthquake" Tom Scharpling and David Breckman Adam Shankman October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
When a San Francisco philanthropist dies mysteriously in a minor earthquake, Monk suspects foul play. Guest starring Amy Sedaris and Cameron Daddo.
12 12 "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger" Andy Breckman and Tom Scharpling Milan Cheylov October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Country superstar Willie Nelson a cold-blooded murderer? The police think so - but Monk has other ideas.
13 13 "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" David M. Stern Rob Thompson October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
Monk braves the unfriendly skies - and finds murder in the air! No one believes him except for Randy back in San Fransisco where the murder had taken place. Guest stars Tim Daly, Brooke Adams, and Garry Marshall.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

  • Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub for playing "Adrian Monk", won)
  • Outstanding Main Title Theme Music (Jeff Beal, won)

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

  • Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub for playing "Adrian Monk", won)

Screen Actors Guild[edit]

  • Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub for playing "Adrian Monk", nominated)