The BEST Seasons of Monk

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2019

Network: USA Network

An ex-cop suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder solves crimes with various (and usually exasperated) sidekicks. The 'defective detective' may have an abundance of phobias (heights, crowds, and even milk), but also razor-sharp deductive skills, which he uses to help the San Francisco police with especially baffling cases.

Season 2

#1 - Season 2

First Aired: Jun 21, 2003

The second season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from June 20, 2003 to March 5, 2004. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on January 11, 2005.

star 8.30
30 votes
Season 8

#2 - Season 8

First Aired: Aug 8, 2009

The eighth and final season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from August 7 to December 4, 2009. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on March 16, 2010.

star 8.21
24 votes
Season 7

#3 - Season 7

First Aired: Jul 19, 2008

The seventh season of Monk was originally broadcast in the United States on USA Network from July 18, 2008, to February 20, 2009. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on July 21, 2009.

star 8.00
22 votes
Season 6

#4 - Season 6

First Aired: Jul 14, 2007

The sixth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 13, 2007, to February 22, 2008. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on July 8, 2008.

star 7.95
20 votes
Season 3

#5 - Season 3

First Aired: Jun 19, 2004

Season three of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from June 18, 2004 to March 4, 2005. It consists of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprise their roles as the main characters, and Traylor Howard joins 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.

star 7.92
25 votes
Season 5

#6 - Season 5

First Aired: Jul 8, 2006

The fifth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 7, 2006 to March 2, 2007. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on June 26, 2007.

star 7.85
20 votes
Season 1

#7 - Season 1

First Aired: Jul 13, 2002

The first season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 12 to October 18, 2002, which 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.

star 7.83
42 votes
Season 4

#8 - Season 4

First Aired: Jul 9, 2005

The fourth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 8, 2005 to March 17, 2006. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on June 27, 2006.

star 7.71
21 votes