USA Network has announced that original show cast member Bitty Schram
will guest-star in an episode of the eighth and final season of the critically acclaimed original series Monk
The last season of the hit show, which stars Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner Tony Shalhoub
, started production this week in Los Angeles and will debut this summer.
Schram co-starred on the show from its inception as Monk's beloved nurse and "Girl Friday" sidekick, Sharona Fleming. During season three, her character moved back to New Jersey with her son to re-marry her ex-husband.
"We couldn't think of a better way to help wrap up the series than with the return of Bitty's character," said Shalhoub. "Bringing some closure to Sharona is long overdue."