Obsessive-compulsive detective Monk to return in new TV movie

Creator Andy Breckman reveals that a revival of the quirky mystery drama is planned for 2012

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Obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk is to make a return to TV, two years after he seemingly solved his final case.

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Creator Andy Breckman told New Jersey news site my9tv.com: “I just finished writing a Monk movie. I’ll even tell you the title of it. Mr Monk for Mayor. He runs for mayor of San Francisco.”

The site reports that the revival will be shot this summer in California and will air in the US this December as a two-hour TV movie. Breckman also has hopes that there will even be a sequel: “Monk did such a great job that I want to do it again,” he said.

Monk originally aired between 2002 and 2009, with series star Tony Shalhoub picking up three Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series during the show’s duration.

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Shalhoub and former West Wing star Allison Janney were recently announced as having been cast in an American adaptation of the UK sitcom Friday Night Dinner for an NBC pilot.