Academy Award-Winner Mira Sorvino to Join USA's 'Psych' for Multi-Episode Arc

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July 15th, 2013


via press release:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif - July 15, 2013 - Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino is joining the cast of USA’s PSYCH for a multi-episode arc.
Beginning with the seventh episode of the upcoming eighth season, Sorvino will play the Santa Barbara Police Department's newest head detective, Betsy Brannigan -- an incredibly sweet, adorably reserved and yet certified badass. Brannigan’s record for taking down ruthless criminals is rivaled only by her skills in sparkly craft making, and her seemingly bubbly demeanor can turn on a dime once she straps in the dual-wielded Colt .45s. She's a scrapbooking, cat loving, crime-fighting machine.
Sorvino won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the 1995 Woody Allen film “Mighty Aphrodite.” She also co-starred with Lisa Kudrow in “Romy and Michele's High School Reunion” and has appeared in numerous film and television roles.
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. Bill Callahan is executive producer. Saladin K. Patterson, Andy Berman and Todd Harthan are co-executive producers/writers. Kell Cahoon is consulting producer.
  • Brian

    Is this a replacement for Maggie Lawson??? Maybe a 9th season.

  • Brandojames

    With Maggie Lawson no doubt not being able to shoot those last 3 episodes, this makes sense. It makes it seem like there might be another season after the 8th. I would love for it to keep on going as possible, especially if the episodes can keep being amazing!

  • MichaelChickless

    Wow, great casting snag.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Maggie couldn’t shoot the last 3 episodes. Darn.

    Hope her new show does well.

    As to this gal & s9 possibilities, this doesn’t mean anything. Many a show has had a huge star for the end.

  • Jacob

    Maggies new show lol. Mira rocks so just suck it!

  • NJ Viewer

    Guess this means Shawn’s gonna have the hots for Betsy now.

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