Monk is to have its eighth, and last, season on the USA Network.
Tony Shalhoub has bagged a number of awards for his performance as the unconventional Adrian Monk, will bow out with 16 more episodes in 2009.
The show’s high price tag likely made it hard for USA to justify going beyond an eighth season despite the fact it is still is going strong from a ratings standpoint. The show is averaging 5 million total viewers, including 2 million in adults 18-49 and 2.5 million in adults 25-54.
But those involved with the show want it to finish while it is on a high.
In Australia, the series most recently aired on TEN HD.
Source: Hollywood Reporter