USA Network has placed a third season order for 16 episodes of its character-driven hit series, “Psych.” The one-hour light hearted drama, starring James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson, is executive produced by Steve Franks (Big Daddy), in association with Tagline Pictures’ Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze and Universal Media Studios. The announcement was made today by Jeff Wachtel, USA’s executive vice president, original programming.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘Psych’ back for a third season,” said Wachtel. “The series has been a critical and ratings sensation since it premiered last summer and continues to gain new viewers and grow its fan-base.”
“Psych” centers on Shawn Spencer (Roday), who possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry (Bernsen), who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest details of his surroundings. When Shawn is accused of committing the crime that he actually solved for the police department (by calling in a tip), he finally convinces the cops that he’s a psychic. With the reluctant assistance of his best-friend Gus (Hill), Shawn starts solving cases for an ever-skeptical – but grudgingly impressed – police force. The series also stars Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson.