SHAWN AND GUS TEAM UP FOR AN EPIC TWO-HOUR "PSYCH" HOLIDAY MOVIE, SET TO PREMIERE ON USA NETWORK IN DECEMBER 2017
From Universal Cable Productions, PSYCH: THE MOVIE is Executive Produced by Steve Franks, James Roday, Dulé Hill and Tagline Pictures
Universal City, CA -- May 8, 2017 -- USA Network and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) have an early holiday present for fans of their hit series PSYCH. Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton "Gus" Guster (Dulé Hill), will team up once again, returning to USA for the holidays, when the two-hour PSYCH: THE MOVIE premieres in December 2017. PSYCH creator Steve Franks co-wrote the movie with Roday and will also direct the special.
Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Henry (Corbin Bernsen) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) will also return for the movie, which picks up three years after the series finale. The ambitious friends -- along with some returning fan-favorite characters -- come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. A comedic thrill ride follows, as the wild and unpredictable PSYCH team pursues the bad guys, justice ... and food!
"PSYCH is a beloved part of our USA family, and what better time to reunite with family than the holidays." said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "Steve and James have taken the unique brand of comedy that the series honed over eight seasons and packed it in to a two-hour movie that successfully rekindles one of the greatest bro-mances in television history."
"PSYCH has an absolutely phenomenal and constantly refreshing fan base. We couldn't be more thrilled to gift our Psych-os this holiday season with PSYCH: THE MOVIE," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, Universal Cable Productions. "Steve, James, Dulé and the rest of the gang are all returning for a delightful holiday movie that will not - nay, dare not - disappoint!"
PSYCH: THE MOVIE is executive produced by Franks, Roday and Hill, along with Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak via Tagline Pictures. The special is from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline.PSYCH: THE MOVIE goes into production on May 24.
After eight seasons and 121 episodes, PSYCH packed up its pineapples and said farewell in March 2014. During its final season, PSYCH was cable's #1 original series in its timeslot among P18-49, P25-54 and P18-34, averaging over 3 million viewers P2+.* Over the series' full run (2006-2014), PSYCH averaged over 4.5 million viewers (4.541MM P2+).**
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter," "The Sinner" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Killjoys" and "The Magicians" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
* Source: Nielsen; 2014; 12/30/13-12/28/14; time period rank is 1/8/14-3/26/14 for Wed. 9p-10p cable programs (including new episodes and repeats) with at least three telecasts; Live+7 data
** Source: TVROCS; New episodes of Psych from 2006-2014; Live+7 data