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USA Network’s ‘Psych’ Bows Out With 1.9M Viewers

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 3:01pm PDT

Psych finale 1USA Network‘s Psych, which followed the escapades of fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), ended its eight-year, 118-episode run last night with 1.93 million viewers. That was no match for the swan song of its former companion series, the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder detective dramedy Monk, which bowed out in December 2009 with 9.43 million tuned in — 3.2 million in the demo — and held the record for most-watched cable drama telecast until AMC’s The Walking Dead  came along and smashed all cable drama ratings records. More recently, about 5 million tuned in to the premiere telecast of the Burn Notice series finale in September 2013, which marked that show’s biggest audience in more than a year.

Last night’s Psych episode, titled “The Break-Up”, also drew 908,000 viewers in the adults 18-49 demo.

RelatedUSA Makes ‘Psych’ End Official

Immediately after the finale, USA aired a live Psych After Pshow — an hourlong discussion in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show) hosted Psych creator Steve Franks and the cast; it also served as a reunion of sorts as Psych wrapped shooting late last summer.

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‘Psych’ Star James Roday To Topline CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Good Session’

By | Monday March 10, 2014 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

rodayBromance is out, romance in. With USA dramedy Psych wrapping its eight-season run this month, star James Roday has set his followup series project, signing on as the male lead of CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Good Session. Written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller and directed by Hamburg, the project revolves around a happy couple, Joel (Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss. Roday’s Joel is a dedicated middle-school guidance counselor who thinks his marriage to Lindsay (TBD), a jet-setting executive, is a happy one — but when they disagree about whether the time is right to start a family, they begin the painful, funny, embarrassing and, ultimately, rewarding, road of couples counseling. For the past eight years on Psych, Roday played faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer who, with the help of sidekick Gus (Dule Hill), solved police cases. Roday was an early social media adopter and, along with Hill, helped make Psych one of the first TV series to engage its fans digitally and make it a multi-platform phenom. Roday, repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment, recently wrote and directed feature Gravy.

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