NBC will provide USA Network hits “Monk” and “Psych” — two of basic cable television’s most successful and popular series — with a broad new platform from which to expand their loyal audiences when it repurposes both series starting with upcoming new episodes to be shown first on USA in January 2008 and then again on Sunday nights on NBC beginning in March 2008, it was announced today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios and Bonnie Hammer, President, USA Network and SCI FI Channel.
“These two tremendously popular USA series are a great fit with NBC’s current programming strategy and brand,” said Silverman. “This is another example of how the NBC Universal family is finding terrific synergies as we share our creative assets.”
“This is an excellent opportunity to showcase these two critically acclaimed cable hits,” said Graboff. “It’s a win-win situation the shows, both produced by our own Universal Media Studios, receive additional exposure while providing great programming for NBC.”
“The USA audience has embraced ‘Monk’ and ‘Psych’ from the get-go, making them two of the biggest hits in cable history,” said Hammer. “We’re thrilled to share them with NBC viewers who may be missing a couple of the best shows on television.”
On USA, “Monk” is telecast on Fridays (9-10 p.m. ET) and on Universal HD (11-12 p.m. ET). “Psych” follows on Fridays (10-11 p.m. ET). All new episodes of “Monk” and “Psych” return to USA on Friday, January 11, 2008.