If you’re a psychic looking into the future, you won’t divine any new episodes of Psych beyond next month. That’s because the USA show is coming to an end. While rumors of the show’s demise have been circling like buzzards since last season, the official confirmation of the program’s cancellation came this week. The final episode will air March 26.
The producers of Psych didn’t know that the series was being cancelled until after they filmed the final episode. However, they were prepared for this eventuality when they were writing the eighth season ending, so the season finale may feel like a suitable series finale. The last show will address key subplots of the show like the longtime on-and-off relationship between Shawn (James Roday) and Juliet (Maggie Lawson).
Although most fans would agree that the show’s best days ended a few years back, the cast still continues to give engaging comedic performances each week. The ratings are still pretty good. In 2013, Psych averaged 4.2 million viewers on USA. Despite that, the powers-that-be feel that it’s time for Psych to fade to black.
Chris McCumber, president of the USA Network says, “Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy. 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.”
Does McCumber’s comment mean that we’ll get a Psych reunion show or a even a feature film in the future? Fans of James Roday and Dule Hill would love that, but this is all speculation at the moment. All we know for sure is that Shawn, Gus, Juliet, Lassiter, Henry and Chief Vick won’t be back next year. Regardless of this, my prediction is that Psych won’t be forgotten.