Why Did Sharona Bitty Schram Leave Monk the USA Network TV Series

Jan 26, 2008 Full story: Associated Content 95

Why Did Sharona Leave Monk the U.S.A Network TV Series? Sharona started this Hit TV series with Monk and will always be loved by it's viewers. via Associated Content

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Phillip Chambley

Loganville, GA

#1 Mar 9, 2008
I personally wrote this internet article! Please show the rest of it.
Jayne

AOL

#2 Jun 8, 2008
I really love the TV show Monk, but not as much as I use to when Bitty Schram was his assistant. I think that her character added so much, then this new girl. She just does not have what it takes as the character to play Monk's assistant. I think that the writers let a good actress slip through their fingers. You know that old saying "If it aint broke don't fix it"!!!!! I watch the old reruns with Bitty they are the best. She really brings a lot of personality to the show. Thank you.
Jayne
avgjoe

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 16, 2008
The USA Network said that the producers were taking the characters in a different creative direction than what they were doing with the established character of Sharona, and that Bitty's departure was a "mutual" decision.
Dave

New York, NY

#4 Jul 9, 2008
Sharona is the hottest woman ive ever seen in my life. Join the Bitty Schram Naked I Would Love You Forever Club
Angel

United States

#5 Jul 11, 2008
My fav show is Monk, but let me tell ya. I MISS SHARONA and would love to see her back in her place on the show.
Steve Crosetti

Swindon, UK

#6 Jul 15, 2008
Bitty Schram and Tony Shaloub had great chemistry together and their episodes are more entertaining. Schram provided a "spark" and "warmth" with Shaloub in thier scenes together. Traylor Howard acts with all the passion of a programmed android. I find Natalie to be fairly arrogant and patronising and the interaction with Shaloub is mechanical and contrived.
alex

Nashville, TN

#7 Aug 4, 2008
it agust 2008 and im going into 5th grade.yet I'm abssesed with monk [my parents watched it way before me]I love both talor and bitty,but you gotta do what ya gotta do.They are both perfect for monk but i miss bitty dearly.
squirtle

Tunkhannock, PA

#8 Aug 7, 2008
no offense to bittys fans but i hated her she was mean to monk and every episode she would quit or have some kind of problem. she was not helping with the show at all.i wish traylor howard was always his assistent..........feel bad for the kid who played benji though one day he came in for his job of being her son and they just couldnt let him be on it any more
Doc

United States

#9 Aug 13, 2008
I like Traylors (Natalie) portrayal of Monk's caretaker much more than Bittys. Sharona's coarseness would have made Monk even crazier. I believe if Monk sat down to interview both women, theres no doubt who'd he choose.

Now that Monk is filming their 100th episode Traylors glad she did land the job, and if Bitty was the one that wanted out.....shes sorry now.

Anyone know the real story on why she left? Shes the onlt principal actor thats left.(RIP Stanley Kamel).
MamamamamaMyShar ona

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Aug 22, 2008
Sharona (Bitty) added a lot of zip & spice to the show through her character. Natalie is rather bland, which is like everyday life. Viewers watch the show for excitement. Monk & his crew just don't carry the missing spark. The writers left viewers at a big stump as to the transition of assistant/nurse maids. The shift was very clumsy. I watched a bunch of re-runs but had to fish the net to find out what happened!!!! From a woman's point of view, I miss Sharona's character which made the show more of a comedy; regardless, I still like bland Sherlock Holms mysteries.
Maniac

San Diego, CA

#11 Aug 28, 2008
I would like to have a 3 some with Sharona and Natalie Tigger.
HuH

AOL

#12 Oct 7, 2008
Monk needs two assistants.
Natalie fan

Anaheim, CA

#13 Nov 2, 2008
I enjoy the Natalie episodes WAAAAY more than the Sharona ones. Natalie is so damn hot. Sharona always reminded me of white trailer trash, and she's pretty ugly to my eyes.
boricua4265

Willow Grove, PA

#14 Nov 16, 2008
I used to be a big fan of Monk before Sharona left. Natalie is boring and adds nothing to the show. Sharona added depth and laughs. So she came across as trailer trash? At least she was more realistic. A loving single working mother that still liked to have fun. Remember the episode where she tried to out drink the college kids experience she credited to being in catholic school? That in my opinion that was a classic! Bring her back guys! It won't be hard replacing bland with spice! And some of us don't judge people for their looks but instead for the talent they have and can add to the show. Benji was also an asset to the show. He was great in the episode about the monkey. When both Sharona and Benji come back I will become a Monk fan again!
UnstatisfiedUK

Cardiff, UK

#15 Nov 20, 2008
is noone actually going to answer the question? the only answer on there is so vague, it's frustrating!
Blankman

Swindon, UK

#16 Nov 26, 2008
To demonstrate respect for the viewers who have endured 4 years of Traylor Howard, wouldn't it be wise of the studio/network to not exercise Howard's contract option and re-instate Bitty Schram for the entire final year?!
Snowman

United States

#17 Dec 1, 2008
Sharona was good, but I really like Natalie better. I believe the producers did an excellent job picking Traylor Howard for the role. I will miss Natalie.
Mixed in Los Angeles

Hilo, HI

#18 Jan 1, 2009
I heard a rumor that Sharona may be coming back for the last season and I'm stoked!

I love Sharona and try to stand Natalie. Even the kids are different. Benjy is wAAy better than Julie. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Sharona back!

Sharona is a firecracker and Natalie is boring as heck!
herc

Jackson Heights, NY

#19 Jan 10, 2009
Mixed in Los Angeles wrote:
I heard a rumor that Sharona may be coming back for the last season and I'm stoked!
I love Sharona and try to stand Natalie. Even the kids are different. Benjy is wAAy better than Julie. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Sharona back!
Sharona is a firecracker and Natalie is boring as heck!
when is the last season didnt hear anything and about shirona and natali i started watching the show first with natalie then i saw the reruns with shirona i like natalie better think shirona was too coarse and a bit over acted and like the one post said yes a bit trailer trashish
Mara

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jan 10, 2009
boricua4265 wrote:
I used to be a big fan of Monk before Sharona left. Natalie is boring and adds nothing to the show. Sharona added depth and laughs. So she came across as trailer trash? At least she was more realistic. A loving single working mother that still liked to have fun. Remember the episode where she tried to out drink the college kids experience she credited to being in catholic school? That in my opinion that was a classic! Bring her back guys! It won't be hard replacing bland with spice! And some of us don't judge people for their looks but instead for the talent they have and can add to the show. Benji was also an asset to the show. He was great in the episode about the monkey. When both Sharona and Benji come back I will become a Monk fan again!


I so totally agree-Natalie is plain and boring.

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