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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USA Makes ‘Psych’s End Official; Interactive After-Show To Follow Series Finale March 26: Video

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 12:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network today formally announced that the current eighth Psych_cseason of Psych is its last, and the March 26 finale is a series finale. It will be followed by the Psych After Show, a one-hour live show in front of a studio audience that will feature a Q&A with the cast and show creator Steve Franks. “Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, usa-network-logopresident 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.” 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.” Psych‘s coming to an end is not a surprise, and several cast members had already moved on, including Timothy Omundson, who just booked a lead role in the ABC comedy pilot Galavant.

Stars James Roday and Dule Hill made the announcement today via video (check it out below): Read More »

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USA Sets Return Dates For ‘Suits’, ‘Psych’ & White Collar’, Premiere For ‘Sirens’

By | Monday December 9, 2013 @ 7:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

usa-network-logoUSA Network has set a midseason schedule, which includes drama Suits returning to Thursdays to lead into new comedy Sirens, USA’s first original half-hour comedy in a long time. White Collar also will air on Thursdays, while … Read More »

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Tom Arnold To Guest On USA’s ‘Psych’

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT

Tom Arnold will guest star in Season 8 of USA Network‘s Psych. He’ll play the role of Garth Mathers, the paranormal police consultant for the Anchorage Police Department who comes to Santa Barbara with his trusty … Read More »

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Mira Sorvino Joins USA’s ‘Psych’

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 12:56pm PDT

Mira Sorvino has been tapped to do a multi-episode arc on USA Network‘s Psych. The Oscar winner will join the seventh episode of Season 8 playing the Santa Barbara Police Department’s newest … Read More »

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Ion TV Grabs Season 7 Of ‘Psych’

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 6:00am PDT

Ion Television bought rights to the first six seasons of the buddy dramedy in two years ago, and now it has secured the most recent run in a deal with NBCUniversal Cable and New Media Read More »

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‘Psych’ Gets Order For Two More Episodes, One To Be Determined By Fans

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 3:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of ordering five additional scripts of veteran Psych in April, USA Network has greenlighted two additional episodes for the dramedy’s upcoming eighth season. That brings the total order for what most likely will be Psych‘s final season to 10 episodes. For one of the extra episodes, USA brass picked among the five extra scripts. For the other, the network is letting fans choose from three episodic storylines. The script for the one that gets the most votes will be produced, with the winning premise getting announced at the Psych Comic-Con panel on July 18 hosted by returning guest star Cary Elwes.

USA originally ordered eight episodes for Season 8 in December, ahead of the show’s delayed seventh season, which did very well. Female lead Maggie Lawson’s ABC pilot Back In The Game was picked up to series, so she will only be available to do up to five episodes of Psych in Season 8. Here are the storylines Psych fans can vote on starting tomorrow: Read More »

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USA’s ‘Psych’ Gets Order For 5 More Scripts

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 12:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: USA is eyeing an expansion of the upcoming eighth (and possibly final) season of Psych. I’ve learned that the network has ordered five more scripts from the veteran sleuth dramedy as a step toward a potential … Read More »

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‘Psych’s’ James Roday To Direct Dark Comedy ‘Gravy’

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 11:46am PDT

James Roday is set to helm Gravy. The dark comedy follows a group that descends on a Mexican cantina on Halloween with a taste for more than what is on the menu. The Psych actor and … Read More »

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‘Psych’ Season Premiere Ratings Up Over Last Year

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 2:33pm PST

The seventh-season premiere of USA Network‘s Psych last night delivered 2.9 million viewers and was up in all key demos compared with its Season 6 bow. In the first episode of what is likely the dramedy’s second-to-last season … Read More »

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Maggie Lawson To Star In ABC’s Cullen Bros Comedy Pilot As ‘Psych’ Nears End

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 1:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Psych co-star Maggie Lawson has landed the lead opposite James Caan in the Cullen brothers’ single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. In December, USA Network announced an eighth-season renewal for veteran Psych with an eight-episode order. The network stopped short of saying the eighth season will be Psych‘s last, but I have learned that the plan is for the eight-episode Season 8 to be the show’s final installment. The ABC pilot has Lawson in first position, but since Psych‘s eighth season won’t air until 2014, it will film for eight weeks starting April 29, allowing Lawson to finish her role as Juliet O’Hara. (Of course, with fan favorite Psych anything is possible, including extra episodes and even another season, though Lawson’s future on the show beyond the eight-episode Season 8 is unclear.) Read More »

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UPDATE: USA’s ‘Psych’ Renewed For 8-Episode Eighth Season

By | Thursday December 20, 2012 @ 11:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE THURSDAY AM: USA Network officially announced the eighth-season renewal of Psych. The network stopped short of calling it the show’s final season through it is widely considered to be the veteran’s final hurrah. … Read More »

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USA Sets ‘Psych’ Return For Feb. 27

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 9:20am PDT

The seventh season of the USA Network dramedy will premiere Wednesday, February 27 at 10 PM. The 16-episode season will include the series’ 100th episode as well as a two-hour musical. Psych stars James Roday and Dule Hill … Read More »

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Nicholas Gonzalez Nabs Series Regular Role On Lifetime’s ‘Witches Of East End’ Pilot; Brooke Lyons To Do Arc On ‘Psych’

By | Tuesday September 25, 2012 @ 4:00pm PDT

Nicholas Gonzalez has booked a series regular role in the Lifetime pilot Witches Of East End, which stars Julia Ormond as a mom who has been concealing a shocking secret from her daughters Ingrid and Freya — namely that they are witches. Gonzales will play Matthew, a good-natured local cop who is dating a ditzy co-worker of Ingrid’s (Rachel Boston) but is very much interested in Ingrid. He soon becomes very busy at work when a series of murders and strange deaths bedevil his previously placid township. Gonzalez, repped by Pakula/King and KLWGN, next appears in the Lifetime/Sony movie Left To Die opposite Rachael Leigh Cook.

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‘Psych’ And ‘Royal Pains’ Creators Set Up New Projects At USA Network

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 7:58am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Andrew Lenchewski Royal PainsSteve Franks PsychEXCLUSIVE: USA Network is expanding its relationship with the creators of two of its most successful series. The cable network has put in development a drama executive produced by Psych creator Steve Franks and a half-hour comedy executive produced by Royal Pains co-creator Andrew Lenchewski. Both projects hail from Universal Cable Prods where Franks and Lenchewski are under overall deals. Read More »

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USA Renews ‘Psych’ For Seventh Season

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network’s longest-running series on the air, dramedy Psych, is extending its run. It has been renewed for a 16-episode seventh season that will premiere later this year. In a first, the news was broken by the series’ stars James … Read More »

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ION Acquires ‘Psych’, ‘Monk’ & ‘House’

Nellie Andreeva

ION Television has inked a package deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution for off-network rights to Universal Cable Prods.’ USA series Psych and Monk and Universal Media Studios’ Fox medical drama House. ION has picked up all six produced as … Read More »

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Tagline Signs First-Look Deal With UCP

By | Friday January 21, 2011 @ 12:39pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Tagline Television, the six-year-old production company behind Psych, has signed a first-look deal with Universal Cable Prods., the studio that produces the veteran USA Network dramedy.

Tagline already has 2 other hourlong projects set up at UCP, Faerborne and Under. Read More »

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