Psych: Season 3 Debuts Tonight
Psych: Season 3 Debuts Tonight
USA Network has announced that their comedy-drama series Psych will be returning for a triumphant third season.  No one had to be psychic to predict that.  The antics of instinctive Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his reluctant partner in crime (crime-fighting, that is) Gus (Dulé Hill) will be back tonight at 10pm.  The show, a proven cable hit, will be comprised of 16 episodes, beginning with one entitled “Ghosts.”

The third season of Psych begins with Gus' boss demanding that he quit working simultaneously at the Psych agency.  When Shawn finds out, he tries to look for a way to keep his partner.  Shawn becomes busy with another haunting case, while he becomes a mediator to Henry and his recently returned mother.  There might be a different feel to the new season, as the series will be examining the characters even more.

Long-time watchers of the show will be glad to know that we will be seeing more of Shawn's mother, Madeline, played by Cybill Shepherd.  Like her son, she has some tricks up her sleeve.  Madeline has tonal memory, the ability to remember everything that a person says.  Now we know where the Shawn's sharp skills of observation might have come from.  Since the episode centers on their relationship, viewers should expect a more dramatic season of Psych.  This won't change the overall quality of the show, and might even improve it.

Psych will be shown on the USA Network every Friday at 10pm, with guest stars like Rachel Leigh Cook, Jeff Fahey, Tedd Lange and Gary Cole throughout the season.

Psych first aired on July 7, 2006 on the USA Network.  It followed the adventures of the crime consultant Shawn Spencer, whose keen detective skills allow him to convince people of his psychic abilities.  Upon its premiere in 2006, it became the highest-rating scripted series on basic cable.  It received critical acclaim, even winning the Independent Investigations Group Annual Award for Excellence in Entertainment that year.

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Network, TV Squad
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