'Psych' Renewed for an 8th Season by USA (Updated with Official Press Release)

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December 19th, 2012

An early Christmas present for Psych fans: more Psych!  USA has renewed 'Psych' for an 8th season per USA SVP of Research Ted Linhart (via Twitter). The seventh season begins this coming February. No details on the episode order yet, but look for the official press release, hopefully on Thursday Eight episodes have been ordered. Official press release below!

via press release:

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USA’s Longest Running Series On-Air Will Return With Eight New Episodes


Season Seven Premieres February 27 and
This Season will Mark the Series 100th Episode Milestone


NEW YORK – December 20, 2012 – On the heels of a seventh consecutive win as the most-watched cable network, USA Network today ordered an eighth season of its longest running series on-air, and comedy favorite, PSYCH.  Santa Barbara’s favorite faux psychic and his sidekick, played by James Roday and Dulé Hill, will return with eight new episodes featuring the zany crimes, hilarious antics and a bevy of guest stars that the series has been known for since its premiere on USA in 2006.  The announcement was made today by USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.


PSYCH is one of those rarities – a show that continues to grow its fan base season after season, with exceptional storytelling, a consistently inspired cast and talented guest stars,” said McCumber and Wachtel.  “We thought Shawn Spencer would have seen this coming….”

PSYCH returns for its seventh season on Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c and this season will also celebrate its 100th episode milestone.  The series has also continued to grow with season six performing as the show’s strongest ever among P18-34 and among total viewers, the show’s average last season was 4.5 million – retaining almost all of the Season five audience.


With 2.5 million Facebook fans, affectionately known as PSYCH-Os, this cult favorite stars Roday as a police consultant who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic. With help from his best friend and reluctant sidekick (Hill), he continues to solve the mysterious and often bizarre crimes of the Santa Barbara Police Department.  PSYCH also stars Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson.


PSYCH is executive produced by Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze, from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline Pictures. Mel Damski serves as executive producer/director.


  • Cory

    YES!!! great damn show

  • gustavo

    Great news!

  • matthew

    woohoo! can’t wait!

  • Bryan

    Well, this is great news! I was worried with season seven already being done filming and taking so long to air, that USA might be ready to end it after that. Thankfully that’s not the case!

  • Carmen

    This seems a bit of a surprise in the sense that none of the 7th season has even aired yet.

  • IwuvDean

    like the show

  • CC

    Woop Woop!

  • brandojames

    Awesome, awesome awesome

  • John

    Great news, wonder how many episodes and if its going to be the final season

  • Pepper

    I love this show, what great news!

  • Melanie


  • violet hour

    this is indeed great news to tide us over the holiday until the seventh season finaaaaaally airs…

  • Tracy

    Yay! The Renewal Reindeer (Rabbit? Rhino? I don’t know, help me out here.) strikes again!

  • Eric_Philly


  • merrranga

    now alls that needs to happen is the mentalist gets axed and the world will be right again

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Tracy, Reindeer are appropriately seasonally festive. That said, while both the reindeer and rabbit can no doubt outrun the bear, I like the Rhino’s chances much more if it gets cornered!

  • Jim

    Unquestionably the dumbest show in the history of TV that got an 8 season run…and possibly more.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    There’s a Grinch in every crowd…

  • DeanW

    This Show is awesome. I hope it’ll have more than ten Seasons :)

  • Tracy

    @Robert You’re right, Renewal Rhino is best. I picture him fighting off the Cancellation Bear. Also, I choose to believe that Jim was just doing a Lassiter impression. Nice one, Jim!

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