The revival train is in full swing these days (that, or something nostalgic is in the water in Hollywood) because I've just learned that a Psych holiday movie is coming to our television sets very soon, reported TVLine on Monday. That's right: A Psych revival is happening and you should get totally excited about it. The Psych movie is scheduled for a December 2017 release, so it's probably best to put it on your calendars or set your DVRs now. You know, just to be safe.
It's been a good, hot minute since Shawn and Gus graced our television screens. The final episode of Psych aired three years ago — that's 2014, people — after an epic eight-season run. It was also one of the longest-running television shows on the otherwise staid USA Network; it'll be good to have our favorite mischievous detective duo back once again, don't you think? Psych's run ended under relatively normal television circumstances: with dipping ratings, USA made the call to cut Psych from its roster.
However, this time around, the pop culture-referencing, shenanigan-laden, buddy cop comedy that made hearts joyful for eight long seasons is coming back for a short time. News has broken via Deadline that a holiday-themed Psych made-for-TV movie is coming to USA. The reported two-hour movie will feature the entire core cast, including James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, and Corbin Bernsen. I mean, I don't want to get too crazy here, but if the core cast is coming back, then this mini-Psych revival is going to be the bomb.
Deadline didn't release too much in the way of a plot; the only concrete details we have around the plot are that, "Lassiter, Juliet, Henry and Chief Vick will also return for the movie, which picks up three years after the series finale as the gang reunites after a mystery assailant targets one of their own." It sounds a little intense for my liking, but I have a feeling that with Psych creator Steve Frank co-writing the script with Roday himself, there will be plenty of comedic beats in there to keep the fans pleased.