I saw this coming.
Executives with the USA network announced today this will be the final season of the comedy “PSYCH.” The cable series will end with the episode airing at 9 p.m. March 26. The finale will be followed by “PSYCH After Show,” a one-hour question and answer session with the cast and show creator, Steve Franks.
The end of “PSYCH” means the loss of another excellent cable series. The adventures of faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton ‘Gus’ Guster (Dule Hill) have the quirkiness of “Monk” and the smart humor of “The Big Bang Theory.”
My fake psychic abilities are suggesting this isn’t a total end to the wacky pair.
“PSYCH has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” Chris McCumber, President of USA Network, says. “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. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”
“Psych” has paid tribute to Alfred Hitchcock and staged homages to the films “Clue” and “The Shining” and the TV series “Twin Peaks.” It was named the “Best Cable Television Comedy” by the People’s Choice Awards in January. Other accolades have included an Emmy nomination, as well as numerous Alma and Image Awards noms. Roday has received an Imagen Foundation Award and Hill has received seven consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.