Quarantine viral video: Tony Shalhoub returns as Monk

Ted Levine, Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard in Monk

Peacock is US TV network NBC’s new streaming service (Peacock because of NBC’s logo, in case you’re wondering). One of its first is At-Home Variety Show – a virtual series hosted by Seth MacFarlane, that ‘aims to raise awareness and support for essential workers and struggling communities during the pandemic’.

First guest? Tony Shalhoub, reprising his mysophobic character from Monk, who’s not enjoying the lockdown one bit. Also appearing are fellow Monk stars Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford.



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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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