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USA cancels scripted comedy 'Psych' after 8 seasons

The popular series will end its 8 year run in March
The popular series will end its 8 year run in March
USA Network

It was today, Feb 5 that USA is cancelling its original scripted comedy series "Psych" after eight seasons on The show will have its series finale on Wednesday, March 26 at 9 p.m. EST.

The finale will be followed at 10/9c by the “Psych After Show,” a one-hour live show featuring a Q&A with the entire cast and show creator, Steve Franks. The moderated discussion will take place in front of a studio audience in Los Angeles.

The eight seasons that included the series’ 100th episode milestone, a two-hour musical, a 10-city college tour, five standing-room-only appearances at Comic-Con and countless tributes to the 80’s, the faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton ‘Gus’ Guster (Dule Hill), are finally closing the doors on their "Psych" office. The unconventional fan favorite series from Universal Cable Productions also stars Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson.

“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”

The “Psych After Show” is an a interactive special featuring the stars and creator of the long-running series. Produced by Wilshire Studios, the after show will celebrate PSYCH’s eight seasons with favorite clips, audience Q&A and never-before-seen footage.

In the final season, "Psych" featured the return of Despereaux (Cary Elwes). Additional returning guest stars include Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, Kristy Swanson, Anthony Michael Hall, Tom Arnold, Billy Zane, Loretta Devine, Peggy Lipton, Ralph Macchio, Ray Wise, Lindsay Sloane, Curt Smith and Bruce Campbell.