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Psych



Press Release - Episode Guide for Season 3.5 - Cast Bios - Pictures - Videos

JAMES RODAY AND DULÉ HILL RE-OPEN THE “PSYCH” OFFICE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF SEASON THREE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 AT 10/9C

Guest stars include Cybill Shepherd, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mykelti Williamson & Jonathan Silverman

PSYCH, USA Network’s hit original series starring James Roday (“The Dukes of Hazzard”), Dulé Hill (“The West Wing”) and Corbin Bernsen (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “L.A. Law”), will return with the continuation of its third season with all new cases on USA Network on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10/9c. 

A quick-witted drama, PSYCH follow the adventures of young police consultant, Shawn Spencer (Roday), who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic – at least that’s what he lets them believe.  Spencer is joined by his best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and his disapproving father (Bernsen), who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child.  Also featured are Timothy Omundson (“Judging Amy,” “Deadwood”), Maggie Lawson (“Crumbs,” “Inside Schwartz”) and Kirsten Nelson (“Everwood”).

In the first episode written and directed by Steve Franks called “Six Feet Under The Sea,” Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Hill) are called in when Shabby the Sea Lion is found dead after being released into the wild, Shawn sets out to prove it was murder and stumbles onto a bigger conspiracy.  The third season also continues with guest-stars including Cybill Shepherd ("Cybill," "The L Word"), Rachael Leigh Cook ("She's All That," "The Babysitter's Club"), Mykelti Williamson ("August Rush," "Lucky Number Slevin") and Jonathan Silverman ("The Single Guy," "Weekend At Bernies").

PSYCH is executive produced by Steve Franks (“Big Daddy”), Kelly Kulchack and Chris Henze, in association with Tagline Pictures and Universal Cable Productions. Mel Damski (“Picket Fences”) serves as the Executive Producer/Director, Saladin Patterson (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is the co-executive producer/writer and Josh Bycel (“Andy Parker, P.I.”) is the co-executive producer/writer.

The boys are almost back, and at the official site at psych.usanetwork.com, fans can countdown the days with the "PSYCH Countdown Calendar" featuring new content everyday. Viewers can play along with "Shawn’s Nickname Generator" and even check out the cast’s yearbook photos in PSYCH Yearbook Superlatives."  As always, PSYCH fans can watch new "Psych-Outs," view full episodes, read writer commentary on each episode and play fun games featuring their favorite fake psychic detective.

For photos of the third season of PSYCH, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.  A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

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Psych SEASON 3.5

“Six Feet Under the Sea”
AIRDATE: JANUARY 9
When Shabby the Sea Lion is found dead after being released into the wild, Shawn sets out to prove it was murder and stumbles onto a bigger conspiracy.

“Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing”
AIRDATE: JANUARY 16
Shawn and Gus must prove Lassiter's innocence when he's on the hook for a murder inside of the SBPD.

“Earth, Wind and… Wait for It…”
AIRDATE: JANUARY 23
Shawn and Gus join up with a local firehouse to prove a series of arsons are more than they seem.

“Any Given Friday Night”
AIRDATE: JANUARY 30
Shawn and Gus sign up for training camp when the foot of a professional football kicker is discovered.

“Truer Lies”
AIRDATE: FEBRUARY 6
Shawn and Gus must prove a pathological liar is telling the truth in order to stop an assassination plot. Guest Star: Jonathan Silverman

“Tuesday the 17th”
AIRDATE: FEBRUARY 13
Shawn and Gus are hired by a childhood friend to find a missing camp counselor who disappeared near their old sleep away camp grounds. Upon their arrival, spooky activity abounds and they must uncover if the dark past of the abandoned camp has come back to life. Guest Star: Justine Bateman

“An Evening with Mr. Yang”
AIRDATE: FEBRUARY 20
After eluding capture and disappearing years ago, the famed Yin Yang serial killer is back, and he’s set his sights on Shawn. Guest Stars: Cybill Shepherd & Rachael Leigh Cook

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Cast Bio's:  James Roday - Dule Hill - Corbin Bernsen - Timothy Omundson - Maggie Lawson - Kirsten Nelson

  • JAMES RODAY
    as Shawn Spencer

James Roday stars as Shawn Spencer in the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10/9c.

James Roday began his career studying theatre at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and graduated with a degree in fine arts. From there, he garnered a slew of New York theatre production credits both in classical ("The Three Sisters," "Twelfth Night," "A Respectable Wedding") and contemporary ("Severity's Mistress," "Sexual Perversity In Chicago") material.

Roday went on to star in several feature film roles including Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking," "Rolling Kansas" directed by Thomas Haden Church and the Warner Brothers film adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard," as Billy Prickett, in 2005. Roday’s other credits include Jay Chandresekhar’s, "Beerfest." And the NBC anthology series “Fear Itself” directed by John Landis

In addition to acting, Roday and his writing partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco, wrote the screenplay for the Lions Gate Film "Skinwalkers." Also, he will next star in and direct the film "Gravy," which he and Harthan wrote, currently in pre-production. Roday co-wrote both the Season 1 and 2 finales of PSYCH and will write and direct episodes this Season.

Along with partner Brad Raider, Roday runs the Los Angeles based non-profit theatre company Red Dog Squadron.

Roday currently resides in New York City.

  • DULÉ HILL
    as Burton “Gus” Guster

Dulé Hill stars as Burton ‘Gus’ Guster the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10/9c.
Best known for his work as Charlie Young on “The West Wing,” Dulé Hill first came to prominence as The Kid opposite Savion Glover and Jeffrey Wright in "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" (Public Theatre, Broadway's Ambassador Theatre), directed by George C. Wolfe. The history of the African-American people told through tap dance and music, "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," proved one of the most exciting events of the 1996 season. His stage credits also include "Black and Blue" (Broadway's Minskoff Theatre), "Shenandoah" (Paper Mill Playhouse) and "The Little Rascals" (Goodspeed Opera House). In 2007, Hill returned to the stage where he stared in “Dutchman” (Cherry Lane Theatre), Amiri Baraka’s Obie award-winning play about a white woman who seduces a naïve bourgeois black man on a train with terrifying results.

Born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in nearby Sayreville, Hill began attending dance school when he was three and received his first break years later as the understudy to Savion Glover in “The Tap Dance Kid" on Broadway. He went on to perform the lead role in the musical’s national tour alongside Harold Nicholas.

In 1999, Hill joined the cast of NBC's acclaimed series "The West Wing," as Charlie Young, Personal Aide to the President (Martin Sheen) and subsequently, Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Allison Janney). During his seven seasons on the acclaimed series, Hill garnered an Emmy Award nomination and four Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as receiving two Screen Actors Guild Awards as part of the ensemble in a drama series.

On film, Hill appeared most recently opposite William H. Macy in Stuart Gordon's adaptation of David Mamet's “Edmond,” and Andrew Davis' “The Guardian.” His credits also include the 2003 Disney release “Holes,” an adaptation of the award-winning children's novel by Louis Sachar in which he appeared as Sam the Onion Man alongside co-stars Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Shia LaBeouf, “Sugar Hill,” “She’s All That” and the independent film “Sexual Life.” Hill recently wrapped the independent comedy “Remarkable Power,” directed by Brandon Beckner starring Kevin Nealon and Kip Pardue.

  • CORBIN BERNSEN
    as Henry Spencer

Corbin Bernsen stars as Henry Spencer the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2008 at 10/9c.
The eldest of three children, Bernsen was born in North Hollywood to a producer father and actress mother, Jeanne Cooper who has starred as Katherine Chancellor in the # 1 daytime soap, “The Young And The Restless” for the past 33 years. He earned his Master’s in Playwriting from UCLA’s Theater Arts Department, later receiving a Drama-Logue Award for his scenic design of the Pilot Theater production of “American Buffalo.” After moving to New York and appearing in the off-Broadway production of “Lone Star” and a touring company of “Plaza Suite,” he became a regular for two years on the daytime drama “Ryan’s Hope.”

Roles in Blake Edwards’ “S.O.B.,” “King Kong” and “Eat My Dust,” in addition to guest starring credits on a number of episodic mainstays, prompted an exclusive deal with NBC, which led to his role as Arnie Becker, the shrewd and handsome divorce attorney on “L.A. Law.”

“L.A. Law” catapulted Bernsen to overnight stardom. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, he appeared on over 50 magazine covers and earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and appeared on “Seinfeld” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” In the feature film arena, he starred in the motion picture comedy “Hello Again,” followed by other critically acclaimed roles in “Disorganized Crime,” Wolfgang Peterson’s “Shattered,” and as Cleveland Indians third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular “Major League” series of films. Other film credits include “Tales From the Hood” and “Great White Hype” and starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in the film “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”

Bernsen has also starred in an impressive string of films for television, ranging from starring in an episode of the Showtime series Masters Of Horror, “Right To Die” directed by Rob Schmidt and portrayed the role of civil rights lawyer Morris Dees in the NBC telefilm “Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story,” to a gumshoe ghost in the lighthearted NBC mystery romance “Love Can Be Murder” with Jaclyn Smith who he also started with in the Hallmark telefilm “Ordinary Miracles.” Other telefilm roles include “Full Circle,” “Riddler’s Moon,” “The Dentist,” “The Dentist II,” “Two of Hearts” and USA Network’s “Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.” In addition, Bernsen starred on the UPN series “Cuts” with Shannon Elizabeth and has had memorable guest star roles on the primetime series “Law And Order: Criminal Intent,” “NYPD Blue,” “West Wing” and “Boston Legal.” Bernsen will soon host the game show “How Much is Enough?” on GSN.

  • TIMOTHY OMUNDSON
    as Detective Lassiter

Timothy Omundson stars as Detective Carlton Lassiter the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2008 at 10/9c.

The youngest of four children, Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and raised in Seattle where he joined The Seattle Children’s Theater when he was 12 years old. With acting as his main focus, Omundson interned at theaters throughout high school and spent the summer of his junior year in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also held the honor of Washington State Debate Champion in Dramatic Interpretation for two years.

Shortly after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Southern California, Omundson received the Jack Nicholson and James A. Doolittle awards for outstanding achievements in acting. His professional career began when Larry David, creator of “Seinfeld,” gave him his SAG card on an episode of the hit show.

Most recently seen opposite Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly on the long-running CBS series “Judging Amy,” Omundson’s numerous television credits also include appearances on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” ”CSI: Miami,” “24” and “The O.C.” He has also had lead and recurring roles on “Jericho,” "Medicine Ball," "Luck of the Irish," "SeaQuest DSV," "Jack & Jill," "Fired Up," the international cult hit "Xena" and the critically acclaimed “Nip/Tuck” and “Deadwood.”

Omundson’s film credits include “Down with Love,” ”Swordfish,” “House on Haunted Hill” and “Starship Troopers.”

Theater roles include turns as Iago in "Othello", Faustus in "Dr. Faustus", Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" and 'Newman Noggs' in "Nicholas Nickleby."

Omundson lives with his wife Allison and their family in Los Angeles.

  • MAGGIE LAWSON
    as Juliet O’Hara

Maggie Lawson stars as Detective Juliet O’Hara the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10/9c.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Lawson started appearing in local community and dinner theater when she was eight years old. She went on to study theater at the University of Louisville and became a youth journalist for the local FOX station before moving to Los Angeles.

Lawson’s television credits are numerous and include regular roles on series “Crumbs,” “It’s All Relative,” “Inside Schwartz” and ”Spellbound,” and guest star and recurring appearances on “E.R.,” “Tru Calling,” “Party of Five,” “Smallville” and “Felicity.” Other television credits include a number of TV movies including “Heart of a Stranger” for Lifetime, CBS’s “The Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman” and “Rules of Engagement,” and “Model Behavior” for ABC Family Channel.

Lawson’s film credits include roles in “Cheaters,” “Sheer Bliss,” “Pleasantville” and “Nice Guys Sleep Alone.” Lawson will also been seen in the upcoming feature “Cleaner” along with Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris and Eva Mendez.

Lawson resides in Los Angeles.

Chief Vick stars as Chief Vick in the third season continuation of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10/9c.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Chicago, Nelson attended Northwestern University and then went on to become one of the founding members of Chicago’s Roadworks Theatre Ensemble before moving to Los Angeles.

Nelson’s numerous television credits include the series “Thanks” and “The O’Keefe’s.” She also enjoyed recurring roles on “Everwood” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as well as memorable guest appearances on “The West Wing,” “Frasier” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” Other television credits include “Without A Trace,” “Ally McBeal,” “Providence,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Boy Meets World” and “The Practice.”

Film credits include “War of the Worlds” directed by Steven Spielberg and the HBO film “Mrs. Harris.”

Nelson lives in Los Angeles.

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