USA will be bidding farewell to long-running dramedy “Psych,” as the cabler has announced that the detective series’ current season will be its last. Final episode will air March 26 and will be followed by an hourlong aftershow featuring a Q&A with the cast and show creatives. Could a spinoff be in the works, though? The prexy added, “While the series will wrap in March, somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”
A New Spinoff for Psyche?
Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline Television’s Chris Henze & Kelly Kulchak. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose “heightened observational skills” and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities. The program also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn’s best friend and reluctant partner Burton “Gus” Guster, as well as Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s father, Henry, a former officer of the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Psyche: Shawn and Gus
The series airs new episodes in the United States on Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT, 8PM CST on USA Network. During the second season, an animated segment was added to the series titled “The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus”. Psych debuted on Friday, July 7, 2006, immediately following the fifth season premiere of Monk, and continued to be paired with the series until Monk‘s conclusion on December 4, 2009. It was the highest-rated U.S. basic cable television premiere of 2006. It is currently USA Network’s longest-running original series on air. USA Network renewed the series for an eighth season on December 19, 2012, to include eight episodes, and ordered two more episodes on June 25, 2013, bringing the episode order to ten. On February 5, 2014, USA Network confirmed that the eighth season of Psych would be its last, with the series finale airing on March 26, 2014.The eighth season began in January 2014.