Psych will end its eight-season run on Wednesday, March 26 at 9/8c, USA announced Wednesday.
The series finale will be followed by the Psych After Show, a one-hour live event featuring the entire cast, including James Roday, Dule Hill, and the show's creator Steve Franks. The moderated discussion will include audience Q&A, favorite clips from the series and never-before-seen footage.
The original Law & Order seems like such a distant, and classy, memory these days. Dick Wolf's mini-empire within NBC now runs on a higher octane of lurid overkill. While Chicago Fire is a harmless enough, though largely forgettable, soap about telegenic first responders, its no-brainer (and brainless) spinoff, Chicago PD, is the most arrogantly conceived display of bare-knuckled hooey since the mercifully short-lived Ironside reboot, which polluted the same Wednesday 10/9c time period last fall.
To call Psych creator and executive producer Steve Franks an optimist would be a bit of an understatement.
When asked when he first thought of doing a musical episode of the USA cult favorite, Franks readily admits that it was during production on the pilot — before the project had even been picked up to series.
"We did a lot of driving shots where [stars James Roday and Dulé Hill are] being towed by a trailer and then the cameras are mounted on the car so when that happens, these two guys are stuck in the car," Franks tells TVGuide.com. "You can hear everything they're saying the whole time and...
The Psych musical is finally (almost) here.
USA announced Thursday that the long-awaited two-hour special, featuring all new original songs by series creator Steve Franks, will premiere on Sunday, Dec. 15. Featuring guest appearances by musical vets Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Psych: The Musical will find Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) singing and dancing their way through a murder mystery centered on a Z (Rapp), a playwright who is deemed criminally insane after killing a critic six years ago. When Z escapes, the team must track him down and turn to the one person he confided in — a familiar villain from Shawn's past.
Indiana Jones. Twin Peaks. The Bachelor. Over its eight seasons and 99 episodes, Psych has paid tribute to many pop culture touchstones. But the USA detective comedy's 100th episode, airing Wednesday at 10/9c, will pay homage to one of the biggest cult classic films of all time — 1985's Clue — when Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) are invited to a mysterious party at a mansion by a rock legend. The episode will not only feature original stars Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull, but also has three different endings, which viewers will be able to vote for online during the episode. Psych creator Steve Franks talked with TVGuide.com about how the episode came together after more than a year in the works...