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Season Five is the fifth season of Monk and began airing on July 7, 2006 on USA Network. The fifth season concluded after 16 episodes on March 2, 2007.

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The fifth season of Monk begain airing in the United States on USA Network on July 7, 2006. Like previous seasons, it was split into two halves, with the second half of the premiering on January 19, 2007. Two episodes were aired in November and December 2006, inbetween the two sets of episodes.

Beginning with this season, Monk began airing at 9:00 pm (as opposed to 10:00 pm during its first four seasons) in order to serve as a lead in to Psych, another USA detective comedy-drama.

The fifth season was released on DVD on June 26, 2007. It includes four discs with a total runtime of 730 minutes. The second disc includes the special feature "Mr. Monk and the Leper" Commentary with Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard, Sarah Brown, Executive Producer David Hoberman, Executive Producer/Writer Andy Breckman, and Director/Executive Producer Randall Zisk; the fourth the features Webisodes and Bonus Episode: Psych Pilot Episode.[1]


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Episode in Season Episode Overall Title Directed by Written by Aired U.S. viewers (millions)
1 61 "Mr. Monk and the Actor" Randall Zisk Hy Conrad
Joe Toplyn
July 7, 2006 5.09
A famous actor preparing to play Monk gets a little too close to one of Monk's real-life murder investigations.[2]
2 62 "Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike" Jerry Levine Andy Breckman
Daniel Gaeta
July 14, 2006 4.89
When a union boss' death threatens to prolong a city wide garbage strike in San Francisco, it's up to Monk to help end the strike by determining whether the boss' death was suicide or murder.[2]
3 63 "Mr. Monk and the Big Game" Chris Long Jack Bernstein July 21, 2006 5.09
Julie's basketball coach is murdered, and Monk must step in as the new coach while trying to solve the case.[2]
4 64 "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing" Stephen Surjik Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
July 28, 2006 5.20
Monk is blinded after he witnesses a murder in a fire station but realizes that he can still solve cases.[2]
5 65 "Mr. Monk, Private Eye" Peter Weller Tom Scharpling
Daniel Gaeta
August 4, 2006 5.28
When Natalie convinces Monk to go into business as a private eye, his first case is a seemingly innocuous fender bender that leads to a far more dangerous investigation.[2]
6 66 "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion" David Grossman Daniel Dratch August 11, 2006 5.60
While attending his 25th college reunion, Monk reminisces how he met Trudy and tries to prevent the murder of a former classmate.[2]
7 67 "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" Andrei Belgrader Hy Conrad August 18, 2006 5.21
When Dr. Kroger retires after his cleaning lady is killed, it's up to Monk to solve the case and get Dr. Kroger back to work.[2]
8 68 "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert" Randall Zisk Blair Singer August 25, 2006 5.63
Monk goes to a rock concert to look for Captain Stottlemeyer's son and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.[2]
9 69 "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad" Jerry Levine Tom Scharpling
Dan Dratch
November 17, 2006 N/A
Monk's estranged father, Jack, returns at Christmas time, but all is not merry with the Monks.[2]
10 70 "Mr. Monk and the Leper" Randall Zisk Charles Evered December 22, 2006 N/A
Monk finds himself in the middle of a shadowy murder plot worthy of a classic Hollywood film noir.[2]
11 71 "Mr. Monk Makes a Friend" Randall Zisk Andy Breckman
Daniel Gaeta
January 19, 2007 5.16
A fun-loving everyman named Hal bumps into Monk, and the two become fast friends. For the first time in his life, Monk appears to have a buddy. But is Hal up to something?[2]
12 72 "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service" Anton Cropper Rob LaZebnik January 26, 2007 5.0
When Natalie suspects foul play in the deaths of her parents' wealthy neighbors, Monk goes undercover as a butler to investigate.[2]
13 73 "Mr. Monk Is On the Air" Mike Listo Josh Siegal
Dylan Morgan
February 2, 2007 5.2
Monk goes toe-to-toe with a popular radio shock jock who is suspected of killing his wife.[2]
14 74 "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm" Andrei Belgrader David Breckman February 9, 2007 4.9
When Lt. Disher inherits a farm from an uncle who committed suicide, he decides to quit the police force and start a new life in the country. But Disher soon suspects that his uncle was murdered, so Monk joins him on the farm to investigate.[2]
15 75 "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy" Anthony R. Palmieri Joe Toplyn February 23, 2007 4.71
When the mysterious "Six Way Killer" strikes in San Francisco, Monk's detective skills are pitted against the flashy forensic technology of a federal agent as they both pursue the murderer.[2]
16 76 "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital" Wendey Stanzler Jonathan Collier March 2, 2007 5.7
Monk goes to the emergency room for a bloody nose, but when a doctor in the hospital turns up dead, Monk joins the murder investigation, and soon his own life is in grave danger.[2]