Adrian Monk mingles with the old lady next door in the upcoming episode of "Monk". Not only does the old lady help Monk crosses the street, but she also helps him to solve a crime. Monk befriends her but he has trouble believing that the friendship is without a motive.
"Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door" will be aired on USA Network on January 23, presenting Gena Rowlands ("Paris, je t'aime") in the guest starring slot as the old neighbor lady. Monk will be investigating a death at a museum full of oddities.
"Monk" will run for a full 16 episodes but there is no decision yet whether to split the first half and the second one between summer and fall seasons.