"Monk" cloisters in Downtown Covina
stars Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Tony Shalhoub
"I think I have become a little more observant in the way Monk is so focused on the smallest details," Shalhoub said Wednesday. "When I am examining something, I seem to have more patience for it."
The show relies on the quirkiness of its characters to drive the story line, he said.
"It adds diversity and variety to television. It is more fun to do a character than to be just a mouthpiece," Shalhoub said. "There are some (television shows) that are about the headlines, or the story ... or the high tech as opposed to being about the odd, or, in our case, funny characters. And that is the thing: all the characters on 'Monk' are slightly off."
to be sensitive to businesses and residents,
But persistent producers are allowed to shoot from time to time.
"At that point it is just a haggling session," Painter said. "We look at what they want and what we can provide and meet somewhere in the middle."
The "Monk" crew needed to shoot scenes in a theater, and producers really liked the location, they said.
nice to have filming back in
premieres new episodes this summer. Producers do not yet know when the
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Tony Shalhoub, watches the director's monitor
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