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Psych: More Episodes for Eighth (Final?) Season

Psych season 8USA has ordered two more episodes for the eighth (and likely final) season of Psych. The fans will have an opportunity to vote on the storyline for one of the newly ordered installments.

Psych is currently in its seventh season; 14 episodes have aired, supposedly leaving two yet to come. USA had ordered just eight installments for season eight but there will now be 10.

Here are the details:

USA ORDERS TWO ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “PSYCH” – FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE SERIES’ AVID FANS GET TO VOTE ON A STORYLINE, SET TO AIR IN SEASON EIGHT

Cast Makes Triumphant Return to San Diego with an Exclusive Midnight Screening of “PSYCH: The Musical” and Comic-Con(R) Panel Discussion, Moderated by Cult Hero Cary Elwes

LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2013- USA Network, the #1 cable network, is giving PSYCH-Os what they want: more PSYCH episodes! Due to the extraordinary popularity of the show, the network has ordered two additional episodes for the eighth season, and, for the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to vote for one they want to see appear on-air. The results will be announced when PSYCH makes its fifth annual return to San Diego’s Comic Con(R) on July 18.

Fans can start making their voices heard on Wednesday, June 26, viahttp://www.usanetwork.com/content/psych-episode-vote, and cast their vote for one of the following storylines:

· TELETHON – In a classic “whodunit?” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara’s annual Children’s Hospital Telethon. There’s only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it? Or will Shawn fail in front of his biggest audience yet?

· DREAM THERAPY – From acclaimed director James Roday (“Mr. Yin Presents…”, “Heeeeere’s Lassie”), comes a new vision in terror: “Nightmare on State Street!” In the episode, an exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors. But after this, nothing is ever again what it seems… He soon realizes that in dreams, no one can hear you scream!

· FOOD TRUCK – When the well-known owner of a beloved Santa Barbara food truck is mysteriously murdered, Shawn and Gus, fans of delicious flavor, are determined to solve the crime as only they can. They go undercover as proprietors of the PSYCH Naptime Food Truck, and soon discover that the high-profit world of Santa Barbara’s mobile food business is cutthroat, insular and a place of many secrets – many of them worth killing for.

The results of the fan vote will be announced in San Diego where PSYCH kicks off two days of activations starting on July 17 with an exclusive midnight screening of the highly anticipated “PSYCH: The Musical,” a two-hour special episode airing this winter on USA. The following day, the network will host a characteristically hilarious PSYCH panel during Comic-Con with the winning storyline revealed by the cast.

Hosted at the Reading Cinema in the Gaslamp district, the advance screening festivities will begin the afternoon of Wednesday, July 17, and will continue with a not-to-be-missed late-night party. Fans at the event will have an exclusive opportunity to download a track from the musical, made available as part of a partnership with Shazam. The event will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Psych fans can register here to attend: http://www.usanetwork.com/content/psych-the-musical.

On Thursday, July 18, the Comic-Con panel will be moderated by cult hero Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), who will be guest starring in PSYCH, once again, as Despereaux this coming season. Panelists include James Roday, Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson, along with Kirsten Nelson. Also joining the panel are creator and executive producer Steve Franks, and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. The panel is open to all registered Comic-Con guests.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented seven consecutive years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear there are even more episodes on the way? Do you think this should be the last season?

 

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous January 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I love Psych- it is my favorite show…I do not want the 8th season to be the last…upsetting.

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dawn January 7, 2014 at 12:50 am

Why only 10 episodes??? USA is making a huge mistake 10 episodes does not make a season… one of the best shows on tv canceled why???

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MM November 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Love this show. There are so few really good feel-good shows that are clean and fun. Keep it going.

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CPC October 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Looking on line to find out when new episodes start. Please don’t take it away from us! The entire cast, especially Shawn and Gus make us laugh and feel good. Thanks to the writers it makes for a good family show. Those are hard to find these days!!

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dez October 2, 2013 at 2:01 am

I LOVE PSYCH! DONT TAKE IT AWAY! When is season 8 starting!

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Cindy September 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love this show. It’s original and the cast work so well together, especially the two main characters. I don’t know their relationship off camera, but on camera they are so in synch the friendship appears real, making a pleasure to watch.

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nora says September 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Psych is a wonderful show filled with comedy and excellent story lines. It is true entertainment and great alternative to the horrible reality shows. Please keep the show on the air. It was a great substitudewhe MONK which was equally entertaining ended.

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Candace September 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

keep the show on Please

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nancy August 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

Today thought it was time to see when the season would be starting up. Don’t want to hear it will be the last…..MAYBE JUST A MAYBE!!!! Love the show, the cast is a loving family laughs so many. This is a show the whole family can watch and leave with a smile. THANK YOU

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JR July 16, 2013 at 1:29 am

Please keep the show on forever! I love it :)

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Betty Sexton July 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Please keep this show ongoing. one of the best shows ever.

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Doris Solomon July 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

We this show is the most underrated show on television. It has great stories with great comedic entertainment. How none of these actor have not received recognition or any awards it beyond me. I hope that there will be more than 8 seasons. I always look forward to seeing gus and shawn. All the actors seem to have a lot of fun doing this series and it will be sorely missed. Please keep it on.

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