Monk joins the MeTV lineup beginning Sunday, July 18

Monk teams with Columbo for a dynamic detective duo!

The Everett Collection

Love good mysteries? It doesn't take a detective to find them. Tune in to Sunday evenings on MeTV starting July 18 for two of television's greatest sleuths. 

Columbo moves to a new time at 6PM | 5C, as we start from the very beginning with 1968 pilot film Prescription: Murder. Then, at 8PM | 7C, stay tuned for two hours of Monk

Like Lt. Columbo, Adrian Monk has his quirks. After a reclusive three years following the mysterious death of his wife, the former San Francisco Police Officer emerges as a private detective, though hobbled by a number of compulsive habits and phobias. Tony Shalhoub (WingsThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) starred as Monk for eight seasons of the detective series. The role earned him three Emmy Awards for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and five further nominations. Yep — he was nominated every year the show aired!

Monk notably featured guests stars John Turturro  (who also took home an Emmy for his appearance as Monk's brother), Jason Alexander, John Favreau, Howie Mandel, and country legend Willie Nelson. Speaking of music, Randy Newman also won awards for his memorable theme song.

Be sure to start from the very beginning and watch the two part premiere, "Mr. Monk and the Candidate," on Sunday, July 18 at 8PM | 7C.

Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Snickers 34 months ago
When is MeTv going to understand that Monk is not classic T.V?
DanDolgin 35 months ago
Do we really need "Pink Panther" cartoons. Popeye was much better. At least METV Should just show one Pink Panther cartoon, one Betty Boop Cartoon and the rest Popeye on Saturday mornings.
Snickers DanDolgin 34 months ago
Personally I like Pink Panther better than Popeye.
concerned 36 months ago
WITH THE BAD, aka Monk, comes the good, here is what I mean, use your DVR to record Columbo at the early time MeTV has it now, set it to edit commercials which MeTV always has those mini movie long commercials (like carshield) any ways and then enjoy watching your recorded Columbo commercial free at the post dinner time we are all use to
36 months ago
Monk does NOT belong on ME TV! PLEASE reconsider!
retired2019 36 months ago
With Columbo on at 5 o’clock, my Sunday evenings are all screwed up 😝🤣
MarkR58 36 months ago
One thing can be said, METV has just topped "new Coke" as the blunder of the century
Pacificsun 36 months ago
Ought-oh, in this marketplace they put the beloved Columbo on at 6:00pm followed by Monk at 8:00pm. That's sure to ruffle some feathers. But at least the Columbo episode is a good one: Prescription Murder!

Bye-bye Mash!
MatthewR Pacificsun 36 months ago
MASH is still on MeTV But it's on Weeknights at 7pm EDT/6pm CDT
Pacificsun MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
True, I know. But some viewers can't get enough of certain Shows. Also, certain timeslots can be pre-empted by their local affiliate (especially with the News).
Pacificsun MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
That's true. We've got the 120 minute Columbos again. But at least they're good ones!
PAF 36 months ago
Alright let me see if I get this straight, Mannix, Barnaby Jones and Cannon do the graveyard shift during the week. While Remington Steele and Hawaii Five-O were shelved but Monk which already airs on what ten other channels not exaggerating this show is everywhere, gets a plum timeslot on Sunday nights. Now I know Columbe also airs on another network but Monk is in overkill. and sorry I'm not a huge fan of this show. Why air it when its already on H&I yes I know Star Trek is too, but sorry to break this to you MeTV but Monk no matter how many seasons it was on is not Star Trek which is far more iconic just my opinion. If you wanted to shake up you Sunday schedule fine, but this isn't the show to do it with there are other classic detective series that I know you have access to that would have fit better, again just my opinion.
Pacificsun PAF 36 months ago
I thought your argument was interesting! That’s why I spent time on the reply.

I don’t pretend to have sat around the MeTV conference room table discussing the merits or not. So nobody needs to read any further!!

Just couple of guesses:
Weigel has easy access to H&I programming. Easy on the budget. Remington and Hawaii Five-0, maybe not so much, availability and budget wise. But MeTV wanted to freshen to freshen up the summer lineup.

There hasn’t been a show MeTV has introduced so far in the history of the network that hasn’t earned it’s such of protest! A select group of people had a fit about cartoons taking an hour away from Westerns on the weekend. But cartoons have settled in nicely.

MeTV probably checks (first) with advertising to confirm Monk is doing well enough in its own marketplace. If it IS, that’s the key to borrowing it.

Mannix, Canon and Barnaby Jones is a stellar lineup for the night-owl’ers, and DVD savers. Viewers can’t have every preferred show airing in Prime Time! It'll never happen.

Finally there’s going to be overlap, that’s just how it works.

The day they touch/disturb/move the ST franchise from H&I as it's running nightly, they lose half their viewership. And as a supporting digital channel, it couldn’t pay for itself quickly enough. Which might cause the network / channel to be dropped in many places. But they've also got a really nice lineup of action/adventure dramas.

Our market already lost Decades when CBS sent it packing.

There’s a library of great action/adventure dramas out there! They just can’t get them all. The ideal would be rotation, but I don’t think that works for the sponsors. Or they would’ve done it. The NBC Mystery Movie was excellent; good comments still come in about that series.

Nothing changes your opinion, that is to be respected, but it never hurts to consider a few other factors. Essentially Monk took the place of an extra hour of Gilligan. I don’t know what they’ll do with the additional hour beginning next week. But am sure other viewers have figured it out, already.
Pacificsun 36 months ago
"Barnaby Jones?" Poor old Buddy "Ebsen" looks pretty pitiful, trying to chase the bad guys.
Pacificsun Pilaf 36 months ago
I haven't watched it lately. I'm pretty worn out just getting through Cannon. (I like his voice!). So does Barnaby actually do the chasing ... or does he have his minions do it, so he can make all the comments, like Matlock does!
DZee Pacificsun 35 months ago
So still is NOT a classic TV show.
Pacificsun PAF 35 months ago
Here's something for all you Monk Haters to chomp your teeth on. The word "iconic" caught my attention. And you're right Monk isn't "iconic." Just to help all of your out, here's the meaning of that word:

awe-inspiring, enigmatic, emblematic, archetypical, evocative and archetypal.
BeachBaby 36 months ago
I suppose this is an unpopular opinion, but I think Columbo and Monk will make a fun Sunday night line up. My spouse and I are looking forward to it!
Snickers BeachBaby 34 months ago
guess your one of only a few.
CKohlhorst 36 months ago
The only people excited about this change are the ones that made it. The majority of your viewership is against this change. I guess I can pull out the Columbo DVDs on Sunday night and pretend this didn’t happen.

What’s next? Replacing the Brady Bunch with Modern Family??
MatthewR CKohlhorst 36 months ago
That will not happen. Brady Bunch will never be replaced by another show. Memorable Shows are staying on MeTV, Check The schedule.
CKohlhorst 36 months ago
They are "rebooting" the Brady Bunch with all drag queen actors. How very politically correct.
TomJerryMightyMouse Pilaf 36 months ago
No, they’re not. That’s inappropriate for television. That’s against the FCC.
JustGeri 36 months ago
Is it too much to hope the programmers responsible for this idiotic schedule change will read through all these comments and see the error of their ways?
JustGeri 36 months ago
Where is my cheesy Love Boat sailing off to? Monk does not belong on MeTV. If it must be, then bring on Psych, too!
MatthewR JustGeri 36 months ago
The Love Boat is moving to 5:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Central. Don't worry, it's not leaving.
concerned MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
That's 1 good thing out of this I guess, Love Boat replacing Mama's Family, who wants to watch all the hate and screaming that goes on in Mama's Family anyway, it sure not memorable entertainment
MatthewR concerned 36 months ago
Mama's Family is Moving to 4:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Central
Snickers concerned 34 months ago
God I hate that show!
MatthewR 36 months ago
I know Monk is coming to MeTV but it seems that some MeTV fans don't want to have it on MeTV (even though Monk was premiered in 2002), But some MeTV fans like Monk but they pefer watching it on Heroes and Icons (owned by Weigel, owners of MeTV). But seriously, If you don't want to see Monk on MeTV, JUST DON'T WATCH IT. You can watch it Weekdays on H&I. But if you like monk, Just watch it. I kinda like the new change. It would be better if you put Ed Sulivan Show. Sundays nights at 10pm.

But Seriously, If you don't like it? DON'T WATCH IT!
ncadams27 MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
That’s not the point. We don’t want MeTV to become another TvLand.
MatthewR ncadams27 36 months ago
Yeah. Don't Worry tho. Columbo has moved to 6:00pm EDT/5:00pm CDT
StrayCat MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
A cursory search showed Monk episodes on no less than three other channels/networks and probably more, and have been for some time. I don't believe people are going to flock to ME TV to see something that's already showing everywhere. ME TV should look for programming that isn't so common. How about Miami Vice or I spy, just to name a couple?
Pacificsun MattRTheArtist 36 months ago
Not opposing you. Just expanding the perspective. The “beef” isn’t about “to watch it, or not.” It’s about what they do with that timeslot instead. That’s why a million suggestions are being posted.

The best shows being referenced are claimed (aired) by other networks. It’s also a matter of budget versus revenue. There’s a balance. MeTV has proven track records identifying viewer habits. There's a reason why MASH led into Columbo. Both very nostalgic. So this “change” has shaken everyone up. Because it's about entertainment, and viewers feel like they're missing something else.

The bottom line is, they reduced GI from 3 hours (the time it was supposed to take for their tour) to 2 hours. Which you would think, would be plenty of time to spend on the Minnow anyway!!

Not everybody has MeTV plus H&I. And others are annoyed that their lineup for the evening is being interrupted. They don’t WANT to switch channels even for an hour!

Just a thought ….
meowmom 36 months ago
Me-TV, you've ruined my Sunday night viewing with the addition of Monk, a not-so-classic show. If I wanted to watch Monk (which I don't), it is available on other networks. Once upon a time, you had Sunday Night Noir with Peter Gunn, The Fugitive, Naked City, The Untouchables, etc. Why can't you move the overnight detective/spy shows to a more reasonable time slot? Also, like others have suggested, the rotating "NBC Mystery Movie" shows would be a better addition to the Sunday night viewing.
Good thing I own the complete Quincy, M.E. series on DVD, because that's what we will be watching on Sunday nights for the foreseeable future.
Unvmyvdub meowmom 36 months ago
Quincy airs Saturdays at noon and 1:PM EDT on COZI TV.
Snickers Unvmyvdub 34 months ago
What's COZI TV?
AndreaZ 36 months ago
I love Monk, but I'm burned out on it. It's already literally on 7 days a week on HMM and it's on Sundance on Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, as a 2000s show, it feels out of place on MeTV. Plus 8pm seemed like the perfect timeslot for Columbo
Snickers AndreaZ 34 months ago
Your right it is out of place and never should have been added
mckayc 36 months ago
you ruined my husbands and my Sunday date night! We will not watch Monk ever! Colombo at eight was the perfect time. Why did you do this
Bklyncat2 36 months ago
We are big Colombo fans. Monk is entertaining for a while and then gets annoying. So I am not watching Monk.
LH Bklyncat2 36 months ago
I love Monk but I’d be the first to say I agree with you. Sometimes his idiosyncrasies are dragged out waaaay too long. But the show really is great
DonnySwing13 36 months ago
Will never watch monk. It is not a memorable entertainment tv show. Guess this station is going away from what made it good
Snickers DonnySwing13 34 months ago
MeTv will end up being another TV Land. Another channel that will sell out it's classic T.V viewers.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?