'Monk's' Habit of Success

Umstead, R. Thomas
December 2009
Multichannel News;12/14/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 46, p26
In this article the author discusses the end of the television program series "Monk," in the U.S. He says that the series is the most influential scripted series in cable history. He notes that the USA Network launched the series in an environment where some cable networks would not consider developing scripted shows. He cites that scripted shows provide cable networks the ability to offer strong storylines and good characters.


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