Why Did Sharona Bitty Schram Leave Mo...

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

There are 104 comments on the Associated Content story from Jan 26, 2008, titled Why Did Sharona Bitty Schram Leave Monk the USA Network TV Series. In it, Associated Content reports that:

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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Leila

Miami, FL

#85 Jul 10, 2013
Love the monk show I kinda like Sharon character better than natalie it true they did made Sharon dress like the jersey style not white trailer trash hello jersey dress like that but it nothing wrong with it long look clean and nice.
I Miss Sharona

Newark, NJ

#86 Jul 13, 2013
Just started watching on netflix. I'm on season 3 and I do not like this new chick. This show needed Sharona. I will not continue to watch on netflix. The new girl is too dry she has no spunk like Sharona did. They failed letting her go. Off to find a new series to watch.
Blckcnary

Boise, ID

#87 Jul 13, 2013
I hope sharona comes back. I liked this show a lot more before they starting changing stuff. I guess I'm like monk in that way- I hate change.
Blckcnary

Boise, ID

#88 Jul 13, 2013
Also the new Trudy. I liked the other girl better, she fit how she was described. Monk said he always pictured her a certain way and suddenly she changes? That doesn't make sense. I want the old Trudy, and Sharona back. The show was much more enjoyable then.
Monk fan

Lake In The Hills, IL

#89 Jul 13, 2013
Jayne wrote:
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
You are right the other girl is mean to monk and is just not worth buying those DVD 's
Kayla

Newark, OH

#90 Jul 29, 2013
I Miss Sharona wrote:
Just started watching on netflix. I'm on season 3 and I do not like this new chick. This show needed Sharona. I will not continue to watch on netflix. The new girl is too dry she has no spunk like Sharona did. They failed letting her go. Off to find a new series to watch.
I to am watching it on Netflix and hated that they took her out as well and agree with you it's time for a new series to bad Netflix is limited. Breaking bad is a pretty sweet show to.
Monk

Londonderry, NH

#91 Aug 11, 2013
This is a television show people. It is made so that networks can charge companies millions of dollars for commerical ads it is not reality....Get a life!
itisme61944

Charleston, IL

#92 Sep 4, 2013
Toortle wrote:
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Sharona leaving has nothing to do with shows quality. That's writers fault, not Traylor Howards fault. There are many awesome episodes with her.
I think when Sharona left, the show was not as good. I personally loved Sharona and to me she made the show. I hated the replacement - and still did watch the show, but it was never quite the same. Sharona added some sex appeal and comedy to the show. Every show needs a little sexy... New blond did not have it!
Fan

Norfolk, VA

#93 Sep 18, 2013
There is an episode in tht last last season with both monk and sharona its my favorite episode
Fan

Norfolk, VA

#94 Sep 18, 2013
There is an episode in the last season with both natalie and sharona its my favorite episode
bell

Pleasanton, CA

#95 Oct 9, 2013
sharona was awsome and i know her cousin he is awsome to they are the best :) i miss sharona but shes making er own show
monkfan

Yuba City, CA

#96 Dec 11, 2013
I am going to stick up for Natalie here. While I loved the Sharona character, she was strong. The softness of the Natalie character allowed Monk (Tony Shaloub) to shine through I feel Monk was a lot more rounded out, up front and more interesting after Natalie came on board. He got to take center stage. I mean, who would notice Monk with the bold and outspoken Sharona around. Natalie gave him room to round out.
Tom

Greenwood, IN

#97 Dec 28, 2013
Later she married the captain on Monk as a different character
Ankarankar

Greensboro, NC

#98 Aug 10, 2014
Have to say Sharona was much better. She just seemed more believable. I continues to watch Monk and I liked Natalie but the interest in the show waned with her. Just a little two bland.
Joe in Oregon

Aumsville, OR

#99 Jan 12, 2016
Natalie fan wrote:
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.
Exactly my very thoughts.
So over hollywood

College Station, TX

#100 May 1, 2016
It was a contract dispute - Bitty Schram along with the actors who played Randy and Stottlemayer were all trying to negotiate higher salaries. They fired Schram and kept the other two. Classic hollywood sexism - women are replaceable. Sadly they still pull stuff like this 14 years later.
maxim

Verdun, Canada

#101 Sep 17, 2016
Maniac wrote:
I would like to have a 3 some with Sharona and Natalie Tigger.
me too !!!
Philter1982

Greenwell Springs, LA

#102 Sep 23, 2016
I like both assistants. I guess if you have watched them enough, they grow on you eventually. I really like the episode when Sharona comes back and meets Natalie. However, what I really find interesting is that Sharona is a nurse(caring profession), who ironically shows little respect for his phobias and Natalie is a rich girl(typically selfish) who ironically teeters to his phobias and genuinely cares. I think it was perfect casting and wouldn't change anything.
Steve

Kalamazoo, MI

#103 Apr 5, 2017
Since Bitty Schram left the show in in 2009, she didn't do any acting until 2016. That means she either wasn't interested in working after leaving the show, or the producers kicked her off because of attitude problems.
John

Montesano, WA

#104 Apr 24, 2017
It is now 2017, and some years have past, and I still miss Sharona. What I find really odd, is that the reruns with Sharona are no where to be found. They play the episodes with Natalie on television, (the Halmark Channel), and you can even dredge them up on YouTube, but the episodes with Sharona seem to be missing. Just odd. I'll pull an Adrian, and say there some conspiracy going on.

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