Monk’s 8th season will be the last.

USA Network has announced that it has ordered an eighth and final season of Monk.

The series is a cornerstone of the network’s “characters welcome” attitude and garnered critical praise almost immediately after it started airing in 2002. The show has paved the way for many other USA series, including Psych and Burn Notice.

In a released statement, Jeff Wachtel,USA executive VP of original programming acknowledged the importance of the series:

“By many measures, Monk is the most successful series in the history of basic cable television—and it was certainly the original tentpole of our ‘Character’ brand. Our fans have been extremely dedicated and season eight should prove to be a very satisfying reward.”