'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:

Are you ready for more delicious flavor?

USA NETWORK PICKS UP SEASON EIGHT OF
FAN FAVORITE ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “Psych

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.

 

 
  • Herb Finn

    Where does this place on the longest running USA series by Seasons?

  • Ryan

    With the 8th season it ties Monk for longest ever for USA I terms of seasons

  • Kpinantioch

    Yeah! Great show.

  • psychic

    Good. Entertaining show.

  • Baaa!

    They sure made us Wait For IIIITTTT for the season to start, but not on its renewal. Nice. Jim just went boneless.

  • chrisjozo

    This is great news but no more 10 month gaps, okay USA. Now TNT just needs to go ahead and renew Leverage and I’ll be happy.

  • Pietro el grandisimo

    What great GREAT news!! The best news today!! So FRICKIN’ Awesome!!

    Pineapples for everyone!

  • CC

    I would think being such a long running show USA would announce the season as its last if it was going to be the last season.

  • Dodge Hickey

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!

  • CenterGravity

    I’m psyched. Way to go Shawn and Gus!

  • svpike

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gustavo

    My favorite two shows are from USA network:1ºSuits,2ºPsych.:)))

  • RMH

    Good news for all the Psych-Os out there.

  • Name

    Makes sense, unless the ratings plummet there’s 0 reason to cancel the show if the actors are willing. Outside of their salaries it can’t be very expensive at all.

  • Kay

    Wait for it!!!! YAY!!!!

  • Ram510

    The Renewal Rhino strikes again!!!! This is great news! Now if USA and just give us more episodes thought the year and quit making us wait all the way until Feburary that would be awesome. Summer just isn’t the same without Psych every Wednesday.

    Now I just hope the Renewal Rhino is able to fight off the Bear when it comes to Nikita

  • JRR2

    Why only 8 episodes instead of 16 as all the other seasons?

  • DonJ1973

    I’ve noticed that USA is cutting back on all their episode orders with the exception of Suits and Covert Affairs.

    With only an 8 episode order, I’m guessing that season 8 is most likely the final season.

  • Craig Thomas

    Excellent news. It sounds like a final season though with only 8 episodes.

  • Joel Maurice

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

    According to Jim…. Enough Said

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