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Last published at August 6, 2009 at 9:31 PM

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The return of 'Monk' on USA is a Friday TV pick

Tony Shalhoub's obsessive-compulsive San Francisco detective, Adrian Monk, returns for his eighth and final season tonight.

Tonight in Prime Time

'Monk'

Tony Shalhoub's obsessive-compulsive San Francisco detective, Adrian Monk, returns for his eighth and final season tonight. It's a cute little show and Shalhoub has earned three Emmy Awards for his work, but I'm looking forward to the return of original cast member Bitty Schram as Monk's nurse Sharona Fleming. She's scheduled to make a guest appearance sometime this season. The show hasn't been the same without her sardonic take on things. 9 tonight, USA (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

Also on today

"MLB Baseball," 7 p.m. (FSN): Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners (Live).

"Caddyshack" (1980), 8 p.m. (AMC): Oddballs and gophers undermine a country-club caddy out to win a college scholarship.

"100 Greatest Songs of the '90s," 8 p.m. (VH1): Songs 20-1.

"Mental," (1981), 9 p.m. (Fox): After years of trying to find her, Jack is reunited with his schizophrenic sister; Veronica asks Jack to help her treat a war veteran who suffers from amnesia and PTSD.

"Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews," 10 p.m. (KCTS): In 1977, British journalist David Frost questions President Richard Nixon for four weeks, covering everything from Vietnam to abuse of power.

"Chefs vs. City," 10 p.m. (Food Network): Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino are in New York City to battle fellow network stars Kelsey Nixon and Claire Robinson.

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