Returns tonight January 21, 2005 with all NEW Episodes. If you haven't heard the news, Bitty Schram (Sharona Fleming), the actress has been released from the show. Both Parties have stated it was a "Mutual Agreement". Confirmed to return is Ted Levine (Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer) and Jason Gray-Stanford (Lt. Randall Disher) Also tonight we will meet new co-star Traylor Howard (As Natalie Teeger). *Below is the ep descript, you read at risk* . . . "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring" "As we catch back up with Adrian Monk, that lovably neurotic San Francisco detective, he's in a funk following the departure of his former nurse/sidekick Sharona. Unable to function in his day-to-day life, let alone solve crimes, Monk begins to emerge after meeting Natalie Teeger. She's a single mom who needs Monk's help after her home gets broken into twice within a week. The more time Monk spends with Natalie and her daughter, the more he feels a special connection." This ep will Air on the USA Network at 10 pm.