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Monk Season 3
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 16
Original network USA Network (USA)
Original release June 18, 2004 – March 4, 2005
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The third season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from June 18, 2004 to March 4, 2005. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters, and Traylor Howard joined the cast. Bitty Schram left the show due to a contract dispute during the Winter hiatus. A DVD of the season was released on July 5, 2005.




EP# # in season Title Writer Director Original airdate
30 1 "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" Andy Breckman Randall Zisk June 18, 2004 (2004-06-18)
Monk takes on The City That Never Sleeps or washes its hands as he investigates Warrick Tennyson's role in Trudy Monk's murder. Guest Stars Mykelti Williamson, Frank Collison, Olek Krupa, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
31 2 "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room" David Breckman and Joe Toplyn Jerry Levine June 25, 2004 (2004-06-25)
A music producer is murdered, and Monk finds himself in the monkey business when the man's pet chimpanzee is the prime suspect. Guest Stars Carmen Electra.
32 3 "Mr. Monk and the Blackout" Daniel Dratch and Hy Conrad Michael Zinberg July 9, 2004 (2004-07-09)
Sparks fly when a power company spokeswoman is attracted to Monk as he investigates three deaths that are the results of a city wide power failure. Guest stars Judge Reinhold and Alicia Coppola.
33 4 "Mr. Monk Gets Fired" Peter Wolk Andrei Belgrader July 16, 2004 (2004-07-16)
Even after his private practice license is pulled, Monk's determined to solve the cases of arson murder.... and the commissioner's stolen hat. Guest Stars Glenne Headly, Scott Adsit, and Saverio Guerra.
34 5 "Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather" Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin Michael Zinberg July 23, 2004 (2004-07-23)
Monk infiltrates an organized crime family as he tries to get to the bottom of an apparent mob hit. Guest Stars: Philip Baker Hall, Lochlyn Munro, and Rick Hoffman.
35 6 "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf" Hy Conrad Jerry Levine July 30, 2004 (2004-07-30)
The shoe is on the other foot when inexplicable happenings put Sharona's own sanity to the test. Guest Stars Emma Caulfield, Niecy Nash, Kane Ritchotte, Edward Kerr, David Lee Russek, and Tim Bagley in his first appearance as Harold Krenshaw.
36 7 "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month" Ross Abrash Scott Foley August 2, 2004 (2004-08-02)
Monk takes a job at a department store to solve the murder of one of the store's employees. Guest stars:Enrico Colantoni, Alanna Ubach, Maree Cheatham, Michael Weston, Kyle Davis, and Jill Wagner.
37 8 "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" Daniel Dratch Randall Zisk August 13, 2004 (2004-08-13)
Monk heads to Los Angeles to help the father of his late wife solve a very puzzling mystery on a game show. John Michael Higgins, Bob Gunton, Jarrad Paul, Rosemary Forsyth, and Melora Hardin guest star.
38 9 "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine" Tom Scharpling and Chuck Sklar Randall Zisk August 20, 2004 (2004-08-20)
Monk takes a new medication that alleviates the symptoms of his obsessive-compulsive disorder but impairs his ability to solve crime. Sharona's last appearance as a main character. Guest stars: Ken Marino, Melora Hardin, and Lance Krall.
39 10 "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring" Andy Breckman Randall Zisk January 21, 2005 (2005-01-21)
Why would a thief want to steal an ordinary pet fish? Monk finds out, and meets a new assistant in the process. First appearance of Natalie Teeger, played by Traylor Howard. Guest stars: David Purdham and Emmy Clarke.
40 11 "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra" Joe Toplyn Anthony R. Palmieri January 28, 2005 (2005-01-28)
When all signs in a murder investigation point to deceased Kung Fu movie star Sonny Chow, Monk must find the real culprit. Guest Star: Mako, Melora Hardin and Patrick Fischler.
41 12 "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever" Hy Conrad Jerry Levine February 4, 2005 (2005-02-04)
When Monk is taken into protective custody after witnessing a Chinese mob killing, he's brought to a remote cabin in the woods where he uncovers another murder. Guest stars: Josh Stamberg, Faith Prince, Moon Bloodgood, and Glenn Morshower.
42 13 "Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic" Tom Scharpling and Joe Toplyn Jerry Levine February 11, 2005 (2005-02-11)
Monk gets stuck in a traffic jam and finds that the cause of the standstill is murder. Guest-starring Korn, Larry Miller, and Emmy Clarke.
43 14 "Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas" Tom Scharpling, David Breckman, Daniel Dratch and Joe Toplyn Randall Zisk February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18)
Monk travels to Las Vegas when Captain Stottlemeyer suspects foul play in the death of a millionaire casino owner's wife. Guest starring James Brolin.
44 15 "Mr. Monk and the Election" Nell Scovell Allison Liddi February 25, 2005 (2005-02-25)
When Natalie runs for school board, Monk must figure out who's behind an attempt on her life. Guest stars Tim Bagley.
45 16 "Mr. Monk and the Kid" Tom Scharpling Andrei Belgrader March 4, 2005 (2005-03-04)
Monk unravels a baffling mystery after a toddler finds a severed finger in a park. Guest stars Brooke Adams, Nicole Sullivan, Michael A. Goorjian, Emmy Clarke, and Preston and Trevor Shores.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

  • Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub, won)
  • Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series (Randall Zisk for Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine, nominated)

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

  • Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub, nominated)

Screen Actors Guild[edit]

  • Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub, won)