Fans of USA Network’s long-running, mystery series “Psych” should be very happy about this.
On Monday, USA announced plans with Universal Cable Productions (UCP) for “Psych: The Movie,” featuring fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill). The team will reunite once again, returning to USA for the holidays, when the two-hour special premieres this December.
“Psych” creator Steve Franks, who co-wrote the movie with Roday, is directing.
Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Henry (Corbin Bernsen), and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) will also return for the movie, which picks up three years after the series finale. The ambitious friends — along with some returning fan-favorite characters — come together during the holidays 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.
“‘Psych’ is a beloved part of our USA family, and what better time to reunite with family than the holidays,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Steve and James have taken the unique brand of comedy that the series honed over eight seasons and packed it in to a two-hour movie that successfully rekindles one of the greatest bro-mances in television history.”
“’Psych’ has an absolutely phenomenal and constantly refreshing fan base. We couldn’t be more thrilled to gift our Psych-os this holiday season with ‘Psych: The Movie’,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, Universal Cable Productions. “Steve, James, Dulé, and the rest of the gang are all returning for a delightful holiday movie that will not — nay, dare not — disappoint!”
By the way, Dulé Hill fans won’t have to wait until December to see him again on USA Network. Announced last month, Hill is also joining the cast of “Suits” as a guest star in season 7, premiering this July.