USA’s Monk to Welcome Several Guest-Stars

Adrian Monk, Tony Shalhoub’s obsessive-compulsive detective on USA Network’s Monk, is getting ready for company.

The network announced a host of special guests lined up for the fifth season of the series, which kicks off Friday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. (EST/PST)/8 p.m. (CST).

The guest-stars will include: Steven Weber (Wings, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives, Six Feet Under), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, 24), Charles Durning (Rescue Me, Everybody Loves Raymond), Dan Butler (Frasier, American Dreams), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), Michael Cavanaugh (24), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City, Third Watch), Andy Richter (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter Controls the Universe), Heather Tom (One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless), James Gammon (Nash Bridges, Cold Mountain), Chris Williams (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Brooke Adams (Lace, Moonlighting) and Emmy Clarke (My House in Umbria, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus) as Julie Teeger.