If you’re looking for a show to pep up your day as you go about all your activities, we have the perfect series with a good level of humor, smart writing, and some great actors. It’s Psych. Play it all day, every day in your house, as something to sit down to solve a whodunnit, or check in as you walk past your TV set, or just have the good music and characters bantering about as your own background soundtrack as you get things done, work or play. And play find-the-pineapple–yep, there is a pineapple hidden in every episode (we found all but one). All 120 episodes are now streaming on Amazon Prime, the series airs weekdays on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel, and USA Network just announced a marathon beginning this week, easy to catch for anyone with basic cable or the network app.
Billed as the Super-sized Psychtacular Binge-a-thon or as Shawn calls it, the Suck It COVID-19 Binge-a-Thon, the marathon on USA Network is the biggest Psych marathon in the network’s history. All eight seasons will air weekly this month, starting this coming Wednesday, April 8, at 9 p.m. Central. Airing from 2006 to 2014, the series starred James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a fake psychic detective who runs a psychic detective agency with his pal Burton “Gus” Guster, played by Dulé Hill. The duo is brought in by the Santa Barbara police department after Shawn convinces Chief Vick (played by Kirsten Nelson) and two key detectives, Juliet (played by Maggie Lawson) and Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter (played by Tim Omundson), that he has psychic powers. He actually doesn’t have psychic powers, but his uncanny, Sherlock Holmesian powers of perception may as well be psychic. And to top it off, the cast is rounded out by Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s ex-cop dad–who knew Bernsen could be the perfect comedic straight man for a series?
Will we hear more about the second Psych movie in production, titled Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, with new face Joel McHale and Jimmi Simpson back from the grave as Mary, and Kurt Fuller as fun-loving coroner Woody? It’s expected to premiere as the first film on a new NBC streaming service later this year–something to look forward to! Every fan of the series will be happy to hear updates from Omundson, who took a break from acting due to a stroke. He’ll join Roday, Hill, Lawson, Nelson, and Bernsen in the new movie, and all month long, sharing their favorite Psych moments and memories as part of the marathon.
Here’s a new video update from currently sheltering-at-home Shawn and Gus:
Catch the Psych marathon starting Wednesday, April 8, at 9 p.m. Central on USA Network, or stream the series anytime on Amazon Prime. It also airs weekdays overnight on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.