‘Psych’ Season 8 Teaser Trailer & Details

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 16th, 2014 at 2:45 pm,

It seems like every story about Psych‘s upcoming 8th season assumes that it will probably be the USA show’s last, but show creator Steve Franks keeps saying that he isn’t ready to slice the last pineapple, and with a musical episode coming in December, a host of new and familiar guest stars, the addition of an Oscar winner to the cast, and a new teaser trailer, Psych may not be ready to fade away.

In San Diego for their 5th appearance at Comic Con International, team-Psych reportedly goofed off a bit while also delivering  a few tidbits about the now 10 episode long 8th season.

For starters, the winner of the vote that asked fans to select one of three prospective stories was announced and the “Dream Therapy” entry took the prize. 

Directed by star James Roday, the Dream Therapy episode is called “A Nightmare on State Street,” and it will feature Gus as he “undergoes dream therapy to understand the cause of his night terrors. But when he’s done with the treatment, everything’s a little… off.”

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Known for their ability to execute high concept episodes like last season’s Clue-inspired 100th episode and tributes to Twin Peaks, Hitchcock, and the like, Psych’s 8th season will also see a redo of one of their old episodes, film a Harry Potter/Guy Ritchie inspired episode (featuring the return of Cary Elwes’ Despereaux, Olivia D’Abo, and Vinnie Jones), on top of the previously mentioned musical, which will premiere on December 15th.

Here’s a brief synopsis for “Psych: The Musical”:

Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) attempt to track down an escaped playwright madman, played by Anthony Rapp. Once their investigation hits a snag, however, Shawn and Gus are forced to consult with the one person Z confided in while in the institution … a dangerous and familiar villain from Shawn’s past.

Following the panel at SDCC, Franks and show stars James Roday and Dule Hill joined TV Line for an interview where Franks addressed the show’s future:

We want to keep doing this forever and ever till we’re 93, 94 […] We’re goona take it as long as it will go, as long as we’re allowed to go, and we’re goona ride this horse till it dies and then we’re goona grab the reigns and we’re goona drag it.

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With filming for season 8 now half way done, Roday was asked about having enough time to bring the show to a right conclusion when the time comes.

I think we’re all pretty confident that, after such a long haul, that the network will do us right and give us the opportunity to send ourselves and the fans out properly.

As for the partial departure of show co-star Maggie Lawson, aka Roday’s on-screen love interest, Juliet O’Hara and the addition of Mira Sorvino to the show, Roday was clear that Sorvino was not replacing Lawson, saying that Sorvino’s character was a “Brand new character, completely different energy, different everything.”

So, with all of this stuffed into a 10 episode season, the question has to be asked: despite Franks’ desires to keep going, is he trying to take Psych out with a bang, or loudly state the show’s case for renewal? We won’t know for quite some time about the future of the show, but at least Psych-Os can take heart in the knowledge that with Franks and the show’s stars seemingly not ready to throw in the towel, half the battle is already fought.


Psych returns on December 15th with Psych: The Musical

Source: CinemaBlend, TV Line, TV Line

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  1. Eight seasons of Psych? Please, end this travesty already…

    • +1 It’s definitely overstayed its welcome. Now it’s just getting repetitive.

      • Wrong. It’s pursued a character arc with the major players and developed their relationships nicely.

        It’s genius and hilarious. Please comment on ‘two broke girls’, it’s more your speed.

        • +1. Also great comeback.

        • Absoulty wrong, but it still is very good and witty. The character arc comment wasnt the best. That might be 1 of the weak points of the show

      • Wrong. Psych is so awesome it is blowing those massive hot-dog wieners away. The show better not end on its eighth season or I shall explode some pineapples. You have the right to suck iiit! 😀

    • Nonononononononononononono! You are wrongwrongwrongwrongwrongwrongwrongwrongwrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dude u suk dick

    • I love this show & they cant just end it, cuz they left it hanging sooooooo bad.!!. Dont you wanna see how it turns out???!!!!

  2. I hope they keep these shows up. I’ve been a psych fan since the pilot. This show has the best character development and I’m a faithful fan. The only reason people don’t like it because they watch it for a different reason they make it. It’s not a serious show even though they get into serious situations sometimes. It’s simply entertainment and the cast has come so far i would hate to see em go in the wrong way. Let the December 15th countdown begin.

    • I agree Psych is my favorite show it can’t leave yet I say they drag it out as long as they can.

  3. Hope they keep making seasons. Psych is one of a kind and remains to be my all time favorite. It definitely HAS NOT run its course. Last season was great, and next season already looks amazing.

  4. If they keep making them, I will keep watching them!

    • Same here

  5. With Maggie sharing her time between Psych and that new embarrassing piece of crap comedy she is doing i would rather the show bow out with 8 seasons and save it’s dignity. Steve Franks is an idiot to want to drag it out any longer and it’s clear that James also (like real-life girlfriend Lawson). They should bow out gracefully and end it now. The show cannot and should not continue with Lawson in a reduced role. I hate Maggie Lawson for taking on a new show instead of waiting like the rest of the cast. What makes her so special? I guess she thinks she’s too good for Psych, the little show that put her on the map and gave her everything on both a professional and personal level. Talk about ungrateful, Maggie Lawson is just another shallow, self centered Hollywood bimbo. I thought she was above all that, i used to really love and admire her and Juliet has always been my favorite character but since she compromised her role on Psych by taking on another “show” (if you can even call it that) i can’t stand the sight of her.

    • Bite me She is awesome

      • Love this show but if u do cancel let Shawn and Jules get married and have kids

        • I agree!

        • That would be a good way to end it however I hope it keeps going

    • Can’t stand the sight of her? A bimbo? You’re psychotic. You know nothing about her or her reasons. It’s still a great show and will probably continue to be. Next time you go on a rant think about how you may need a new (more productive) hobby other than TV. Get a life. IT’S A TV SHOW.

    • I love Maggie Lawson and adore Psych. It is my favorite show and i alsways count down the days to the upcoming season. However, because i love the show, i respect it. They must all maintain their digianty. So if carrying on Psych forever means it and its cast fall apart, DO NOT DO IT!!! I agree that Maggie should have waited because she is a beloved member of Psych and should just stick it out like everybody else. After Psych finishes- not is canceled- she should have moved on. But its to late now and we can only hope that she comes the reliaze how her switch is effecting the fans and the show.

    • Blec. Over Psych, that show has a -10 rating for me.

  6. Best. Show. Ever! You are all wrong to say otherwise

  7. Great show. I hope they keep on making new seasons.

  8. Love this show. All you haters can suck it. If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. Personally I think the show is amazing and should continue. Steal Lawson back, Psych is better then that other crap show anyway. Give her a reason to come back and stay. James is hilarious and Shawn and Gus have the best chemistry. Don’t end it yet, that would be a tragedy, I think they all have so much left in their tanks for this

    • Yes!!!! I second this! Back to the game of being available to suck iiit!

  9. i love psych one of my favorite shows. i love shawn and gus every show has man laughing cant get enough nowhere near ready for this show to end

  10. Psych is my favorite show and has been for years. Its well- written and innovative ( and makes me laugh my butt off.) There is so much junk on TV these days. We need more shows like Psych. You air it; I will definitely watch it!

  11. PSYCH MUST STAY! it is the most original show i have ever seen, and i just cant stand having another great tv show end!

  12. please dont end it already!!!!!!

  13. This show must go on!!

  14. This show rocks, unfutunatlly 2 of my other favorate shows got cancalled; A&E’s The Glades: and USA’s Burn notice( though the plot of burn notice ran thin it was till good.) I will be devetated if USA cancelled Royal Pains or Psych! Shawn is funny and if they do cancel it, please let there be a run off of the show va a sepreat show!

    • Agreed, Burn Notice was also one of my favourite shows.


  15. love the show. it one of my favorits
    every time it makes me laugh. and it brings the family togeather.all I have to say is just keep them coming

  16. It’s so refreshing to see a humorous light show that doesn’t feel the need to insert torture porn, sex and evil doers prevailing to gain pseudo-credibility.

    Every show now is competing to be ‘darker’ and more evil than the others.

    Psych is simply one of the best shows on television, it’s clever, witty and well written and acted.

  17. This show is amazing and, becuase of that, seeing it continu e but not bein gthe great show we all feel in love years ago,would be terrible. I understand Maggie Lawson moving on, BUT she should have waitingnd been smartt enough to reliaze that Psych is her biggest priority. That was her 1st show and the one that made her famous. But all that said, i would love to see Psych continue for many years IF it stays a amazing, witty, intellegent, and well- written as it has been. If it began to fail, meaning, bad writing, lose of friendship/ characters, then have respect for the show and pull the plug!! Respect what we all love and cherish!

  18. I think Psych is best show on tv. That’s my opinion!! I love the cast, they are the greatest group of actors, and I hope they hang on to each other. I would love to see Shawn and Jules or James and Maggie get married on the show for real, sense they are dating in real life. Because Maggie Lawson show got cancel, I would love to see many more seasons!!!!I know Franks and the cast can create new episodes for the show. God bless Franks and the cast, and I Pray for more seasons of fun on the Silverscreen!!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!

  19. Great site!i played a role as the main conman in the season 8 with peter.i was wondering if you could find it.i cant.id love to see it.