The USA Network has worked out a deal for a seventh season of the hit show Monk. According to Variety, while the show's strong ratings made a renewal likely, contract negotiations with the show's three key profit participants, producers David Hoberman and Andy Breckman, along with star Tony Shalhoub, meant the renewal was not a sure thing.

The Golden Globe winning Monk is a show about a brilliant freelance San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder gets him in and out of trouble with clients and co-workers.

The USA Network is scheduled to air the new season of Monk sometime this summer.