The USA dramedy Psych had a huge following in its eight-season run and fans were devastated to see it go. The series followed Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a smooth talker who conned the police into hiring him on as a psychic, where he used his hyper-observation skills to solve crimes with his partner Gus (Dule Hill). Almost three years after the show came to a close, Dule Hill teases us with the possibility of a reunion. Find out all the details below.
Hill is currently promoting his new CBS series Doubt, a legal drama which stars him alongside Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Steven Pasquale (The Good Wife) and Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black). In an interview with TVGuide at the Television Critics Association, Hill offered some insight into the apparently very real possibility of a Psych reunion.
“Oh, I think there’s definitely something coming,” Hill said. “I love the whole Psych world. [James] Roday is my buddy. I love him dearly and we have a great time working together, so I’m hoping that [series creator] Steve Franks and the whole USA team will come together and make something happen. Hold on, Psychos, hold on.”
In the current era of reboots, revivals and reunions, it’s the perfect time to get Shawn, Gus, Lassie and Jules all back together again. But what would a Psych reunion entail and in which format would it work best? Could it work as the Gilmore Girls revival did with four 90-minute movies, or would it be better to go with a whole season of new episodes?
Given the nature of the stories told on the show, a longer format like a movie would actually probably work. Psych did a great job of leaving the show pretty open-ended for the most part, and even with a sense of understanding (and mostly denial) on Lassie’s end about the truth behind Shawn’s “gift.” Though the characters got closure, it ended as if their adventures never stop. From the tease that Dule Hill just dropped on us, it sounds like they never have to.
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