‘Psych’ Season 8 Orders Two More Episodes, One Chosen By Fans
The upcoming eighth season of USA's long-running fan-favorite 'Psych' has not officially been confirmed as the final year, but at the very least, the show's loyal audience has new reason to celebrate. The eight-episode order has officially been upgraded to 10, with one of the additional episodes to be chosen by fans and announced at this year's Comic-Con!
Deadline first broke the news, also announcing that the results of a fan poll to determine the episode's plot would be revealed at the July 18 Comic-Con 2013 panel, hosted by recurring guest star Cary Elwes. Here are the three episode plots fans will decide between, culled from the five additional scripts ordered months ago:
TELETHON – In a classic “whodunit?” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara’s annual Children’s Hospital Telethon. There’s only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it? Or will Shawn fail in front of his biggest audience yet?
DREAM THERAPY – From acclaimed director James Roday (“Mr. Yin Presents…”, “Heeeeere’s Lassie”), comes a new vision in terror: “Nightmare on State Street!” In the episode, an exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors. But after this, nothing is ever again what it seems… He soon realizes that in dreams, no one can hear you scream!
FOOD TRUCK – When the well-known owner of a beloved Santa Barbara food truck is mysteriously murdered, Shawn and Gus, fans of delicious flavor, are determined to solve the crime as only they can. They go undercover as proprietors of the PSYCH Naptime Food Truck, and soon discover that the high-profit world of Santa Barbara’s mobile food business is cutthroat, insular and a place of many secrets – many of them worth killing for.
In addition to the results 'Psych's upcoming Comic-Con panel will feature series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson, along with creator and executive producer Steve Franks, and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. July 17 will see an exclusive midnight screening of the upcoming 'Psych: The Musical' two-hour episode, airing this winter on USA.
Voting will begin tomorrow, but what say you? Are you excited to have fans on board for two additional episodes of 'Psych?' Will they prove the last for the beloved comedy?