Attention Psych-Os: 'Psych: The Movie' Is Coming to USA Network This Holiday Season
(L-R): Gus (Dulé Hill) and Shawn (James Roday) in a Christmas episode of the Psych series. Gus and Shawn's bromance will continue in a holiday movie later this year.
A little more than three years after its series finale, the beloved USA Network series Psych will be back in the form of a two-hour holiday movie airing in December 2017, the network announced Monday.
Series creator Steve Franks co-wrote the movie with star James Roday, who plays fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer. Franks will also direct the special—billed as a "holiday present" for the Psych-Os out there—which picks up three years after the show's last episode.
Dulé Hill, who serves as an executive producer of the special with Franks, Roday and others, will also be back starring as Burton "Gus" Guster. Also returning are Maggie Lawson as Juliet, Timothy Omundson as Lassiter, Corbin Bernsen as Henry and Kirsten Nelson as Chief Vick.
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A plot synopsis for Psych: The Movie says that the friends—along with some returning fan-favorite characters—come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own, with a "comedic thrill ride" ensuing.
“Steve and James have taken the unique brand of comedy that the series honed over eight seasons and packed it into a two-hour movie that successfully rekindles one of the greatest bro-mances in television history," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a release.
This isn't the first time the Psych gang has entertained their fans with a holiday special. In December 2013, during the series' final season, the well-received, two-hour episode Psych: The Musical put a funny spin on the musical genre.
Psych: The Movie, December 2017, USA Network