[02/05/14 - 12:04 PM]
USA Network Announces Fan Favorite "Psych" to Conclude After Eight Seasons on Wednesday, March 26
Plus: look for the "Psych After Show," an interactive special featuring the stars and creator of the long-running series, that same night.

[via press release from USA]


Entire Cast to Reflect on the Series in an Interactive 'PSYCH After Show' Immediately Following Final Episode

Universal City, CA - February 5, 2014 - USA announced today that its original scripted comedy series PSYCH will end its successful run after eight seasons on Wednesday, March 26 at 9/8c. It will be followed at 10/9c by the "PSYCH After Show," a one-hour live show featuring a Q&A with the entire cast and show creator, Steve Franks. The moderated discussion will take place in front of a studio audience in Los Angeles.

After eight extraordinary seasons that included the series' 100th episode milestone, a two-hour musical, a 10-city college tour, five standing-room-only appearances at Comic-Con and countless tributes to the 80's, the faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton 'Gus' Guster (Dule Hill), are finally closing the doors on their PSYCH office. The unconventional fan favorite series from Universal Cable Productions also stars Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson.

"PSYCH has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. "The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series' incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don't believe we've heard the last of Shawn and Gus."

Added Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment, "PSYCH is one of those rare projects that broke into the cultural mainstream. Its wild energy, fearless fun and engaging characters delivered an unrivaled series that will continue to be loved by fans for as long as there are ways to watch TV."

The "PSYCH After Show" is an a interactive special featuring the stars and creator of the long-running series. Produced by Wilshire Studios, the after show will celebrate PSYCH's eight seasons with favorite clips, audience Q&A and never-before-seen footage.

In the final season, PSYCH fans, affectionately known as "PSYCH-Os" were treated to the return of Despereaux (Cary Elwes). Additional returning guest stars include Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, Kristy Swanson, Anthony Michael Hall, Tom Arnold, Billy Zane, Loretta Devine, Peggy Lipton, Ralph Macchio, Ray Wise, Lindsay Sloane, Curt Smith and Bruce Campbell.

From the introduction of the series' emblematic pineapple in the first episode through eight seasons, the show's stars and writers have embraced the outrageous and always silly world of Shawn and Gus. PSYCH has paid tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, staged adoring homages to the films "Clue" and "The Shining" and the TV series "Twin Peaks." It also spawned the now-popular catch-phrases "suck it," "wait for it," "what???" and "delicious flavor." Over the years, Shawn gave Gus a plethora of nicknames, including "Gus Sillypants Jackson," "Ovaltine Jenkins" and "Magic Head," and the show introduced the hilariously entertaining "PSYCH-Outs." Notable actors who have guested on PSYCH also include William Shatner, Molly Ringwald, James Brolin, Christine Baranski, Jason Priestley, Jane Lynch, Tony Hale, Judd Nelson and WWE's John Cena.

PSYCH was named the "Best Cable Television Comedy" by the People's Choice Awards in January. Other accolades have included an Emmy nomination, as well as numerous Alma and Image Awards noms. Roday has received an Imagen Foundation Award and Hill has received seven consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

PSYCH has also been a hit on the second screen with more than three million fans active on social media. Half a million PSYCH-Os have played the online whodunit HashTag Killer, which garnered an Emmy nomination in the Interactive Media category, as well as honors at the Shorty Awards and the Social TV Summit. Leading into the premiere of season seven, fans stayed up all night in record numbers to participate in the socially charged PSYCH Slumber Party, which was the night's #1 entertainment show on TV for social media mentions. These loyal fans continued their digital engagement by racking up more than 150,000 votes online to determine the ending for the show's 100th episode.

PSYCH was one of cable's top five series Wednesday nights in 2013 among P18-49 (1.87MM) and total viewers P2+ (4.17MM) and was among the year's top ten Wednesday night series in P25-54 (1.86MM) and P18-34 (898,000).

The New York Times recently said "PSYCH is one of television's most consistently smart and amusing shows." The San Francisco Chronicle claimed "'PSYCH' is a show that celebrates delicious dialogue and, in its way, is one of the wittiest shows on TV." The New York Post said it was "Laugh-out-loud-until-soda-squirts-out-of-your-nose funny," and the Chicago Tribune claimed "...this lighthearted show is escapist fun at its best" and a "breathe of fresh air." As E! Online summed it up, "Oh PSYCH, you are so fabulous!"

Fans can catch up on season seven on DVD or iTunes. Current season eight episodes, as well as "PSYCH The Musical" are available on iTunes, VOD, Hulu and usanetwork.com.

PSYCH is executive produced by Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze, and is from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline Pictures. Mel Damski serves as executive producer/director. Saladin K. Patterson, Andy Berman and Todd Harthan are co-executive producers/writers. Kell Cahoon is consulting producer.

Follow the official twitter feed of PSYCH at @psych_usa on Twitter.

About USA Network:

The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located athttp://www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces "Covert Affairs," "Playing House," "Psych," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" for USA; "Defiance," and "Warehouse 13" for Syfy and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

  [february 2014]  


[10/23/16 - 10:03 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins said evening for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/23/16 - 09:43 AM]
"SNL" Hits Season Highs, Best October Overnights in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 22.

[10/23/16 - 07:06 AM]
Live + 3 Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is the Season's First Broadcast Series to Post Triple-Digit Growth in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/22/16 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas lead the evening in both categories.

[10/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
"Dateline" Matches Its Season High in 18-49, New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/22/16 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Earns Most Watched Friday This Season - "Shark Tank" Is the #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.