Often compared to its timeslot neighbor Monk
, some critics can't help but point out how Psych
seems to be getting the infamous Emmy snub, which had been directed to some great shows in the past. Some have pointed out that Psych
is often every bit as entertaining as the Tony Shalhoub
show. It is even better in some respects as it is said to take more risks in terms of its format.
may not have a Tony Shalhoub, who has swept the Emmy's three years in a row, its main star James Roday
as Shawn Spencer is not totally bad. In fact, in seasons past, it was his chemistry with Dule Hill
, who plays his best friend Gus, that was said to be the show's finer points. After the release of Psych
: The Complete Second Season, this remains to be true.
Also, season 2 had guest stars such as Tim Curry (as a Simon Cowell-like TV talent show judge), Lou Diamond Philips (as a treasury agent who likes the character of Maggie Lawson
, who is, coincidentally, Shawn's love interest), and Kevin Sorbo (as a modern-day bounty hunter). Recently, it opened its third season with a guest-appearance by Cybill Shepherd, who plays Shawn's psychologist mom).
fans, however, are wondering if enough people watch the show for USA Network not to cancel it. For one, the network is doing well with Friday's Monk
line-up, in addition to the fact that Psych
is a relatively young show, with only two seasons under its belt. Plus cable networks aren't really the type to just cancel shows like broadcast networks. It's also hard to forget that Psych
was the highest-rated television premiere on 2006 in basic cable in all key demographics.
The four-disc Psych: The Complete Second Season is available now at $59.98.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, San Francisco Chronicle
(Image Courtesy of USA)