CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- Adrian Monk is back at ABC as the network announced today it has picked up the rights to "Monk's" second season.
Repeats from the show's sophomore season will begin airing Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c on the network beginning January 17. "Monk" replaces canceled sophomore drama "L.A. Dragnet" in the period. Coincidentally, "Monk" will resume airing new episodes on USA the previous night at 10:00/9:00c.
"Monk" stars Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, Bitty Schram as Sharona Fleming, Ted Levine as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Jason Gray-Stanford as Lieutenant Randall Disher. The show is executive produced by Andy Breckman, David Hoberman and Tony Shalhoub, and is a production of Mandeville Films, Inc. in association with Touchstone Television.