Who Is Terry Goldman? 'Psych: The Movie' Is Dedicated To Someone Close To The Cast
Break out the pineapples! Three years after fans waved goodbye to fake psychic sleuth Shawn Spencer and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster on USA’s hit dramedy series Psych, the band of brothers are back in action this holiday season with Psych: The Movie. The cast and crew swung by New York Comic Con in October to preview the first 20 minutes of the film, and talk about their return to TV. The panel started on a bittersweet note, though, when star James Roday revealed that the Psych movie is dedicated to Terry Goldman, the manager behind the show’s social media presence at USA network who sadly passed away in 2017.
After the clip preview, Roday called for a moment of silence and talked about the impact Goldman, who passed away from a massive heart attack in September 2017, left on the entire Psych family. "He's the guy that taught me that social media wasn't a two-headed demon and that I could actually embark on a social media journey," Roday said at the panel. "He made our show and the transition to social media so much smoother and easier, but most of all he loved you guys because he was a Psych-o too. He loved interacting with you and loved being at things like [Comic Con]."
Goldman handled all of Psych's social media for most of the series run. According to Roday, the cast and crew reached out to Goldman's family about how they could best honor his memory. "[Their] response was so fitting of this man with such a beautiful heart and a generous spirit," Roday said. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested friends and fans "do something in memory of Terry, do something selfless for a stranger, bring friends together for no reason, take a beach vacation, become an organ donor, and live each day to the fullest."
In addition to Pysch, Goldman was known for his work on other USA Networks shows, including Chrisley Knows Best. After Goldman's untimely passing, the show's star Todd Chrisley took to Instagram to share photos of his late friend and business partner, describing his death as one of the "saddest days of his life" since his own father passed.
"Terry was so instrumental in everything Chrisley and helped us reach you all with his genius in social media," Chrisley wrote in a photo caption. "My heart is so heavy with grief and confusion over losing this kind gentle soul. I will miss you always my sweet friend and love you forever, till we meet again, travel safe my buddy and see you on the other side."
Premiering on Dec. 7, Psych: The Movie picks up three years after the finale with the dynamic duo offering up their stealthy services once again, after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. Roday and Dule Hill will both reprise their roles as BFFs Shawn and Gus, along with cast members Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen and Kirsten Nelson reprising their original roles as well. Additionally, at Comic Con the cast teased the return of a few other guests from the original show's run including Juliet's super-spy brother Ewan played by John Cena. Having developed a cult following, Psych still stands as one of the cable network's longest-running original series, producing 122 episodes.
And while Psych may not be coming back as a TV show, series creator Steve Franks is determined to keep Pysch-os happy and hopes to make five additional revival movies in the coming years, according to an interview with TV Guide. This is good news for fans who are already buzzing about Pysch: The Movie on Twitter, using plenty of "suck it" references and pineapple emojis — surely making Terry Goldman proud.