In a surprise video message at New York Comic-Con, Psych star Dulé Hill revealed that USA's Psych: The Movie will premiere December 7 at 8/7c. You heard that right, Psych-O's! T-minus two months. The Psych stars reunited for a panel and Q&A discussion moderated by TVLine's founder and editor-in-chief Michael Ausiello. James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen, alongside creator Steve Franks and executive producer Chris Henze, shared fun behind-the-scene moments, challenged fans to participate in the ultimate pineapple toss and revealed WWE Superstar John Cena's return as Ewan O'Hara (Juliet's brother).
After eight extraordinary seasons of the fan-favorite series' run which included a 100th episode milestone, a plethora of nicknames and catch phrases, a two-hour musical and A-list guest stars, cast James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen and Tim Omundson reunite for this new Psych movie. Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer and Burton "Gus" Guster open up their new office in San Francisco, appropriately (though perhaps awkwardly) named psychphrancisco, and are back in business solving a case 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!
Previously announced guest stars include Zachary Levi as Thin White Duke, Kurt Fuller as Woody the Coroner, Jazmyn Simon as Selene, Ralph Macchio as Nick Conforth, WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair as Heather Rockrear and Jimmi Simpson as Mary Lightly in his third posthumous appearance. Psych: The Movie is co-written by creator and director Steve Franks with James Roday. It is executive produced by Franks, Roday and Hill, Chris Henze of Thruline/Tagline TV and Kelly Kulchak. The special is from Universal Cable Productions in association with Thruline/Tagline.
The original Psych series starred Roday as Shawn, a police consultant who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic. With help from his best friend and reluctant sidekick Gus (Hill), he continues to solve the mysterious and often bizarre crimes of the Santa Barbara Police Department. Psych also stars Bernsen, Omundson, Lawson and Nelson. The dedicated fans, affectionately known as PSYCH-Os, show their love for one of USA's longest running original series by engaging with the show in a myriad of ways. Engagement over the past seven seasons has included the Emmy-nominated HashTag Killer murder mystery game, which attracted over half a million players. Over 9,000 taglines were submitted by fans who were tasked with creating and selecting season seven's show tag line, with "Real. Fake. I've Heard It Both Ways" garnering the highest vote. Additionally, east and west coast viewers chose the ending of the 100th episode. More than 4,500 fans have attended the annual PSYCH presentation at San Diego Comic-Con and a multitude engage via social media with the cast every day.
After eight seasons and 121 episodes, Psych packed up its pineapples and said farewell in March 2014. During the Psych final season, the series 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+). Take a look at the brief trailer for this upcoming Psych: The Movie, along with the special message from Dule Hill that played during the NYCC panel, courtesy of the USA Network.