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“PSYCH” Returns to Comic-Con With Musical and New Episodes

by Caleb Hamilton

psychUSA Network is bringing its hit show Psych back to San Diego for the fifth year in a row with an advance screening of a special two-hour episode and the announcement of two additional episodes for season eight! USA is giving fans the chance to vote on three different episodes, but only one will make it. Get more details after the jump.

Starting today, you can vote on a storyline that will become one of the two additional episodes shot for the upcoming eighth season. Just click here to vote for one of the following:

  •  TELETHON – In a classic “whodunit?” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara’s annual Children’s Hospital Telethon. There’s only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it? Or will Shawn fail in front of his biggest audience yet?
  • DREAM THERAPY – From acclaimed director James Roday (“Mr. Yin Presents…”, “Heeeeere’s Lassie”), comes a new vision in terror:  “Nightmare on State Street!”  In the episode, an exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors. But after this, nothing is ever again what it seems… He soon realizes that in dreams, no one can hear you scream!

  •  FOOD TRUCK – When the well-known owner of a beloved Santa Barbara food truck is mysteriously murdered, Shawn and Gus, fans of delicious flavor, are determined to solve the crime as only they can. They go undercover as proprietors of the PSYCH Naptime Food Truck, and soon discover that the high-profit world of Santa Barbara’s mobile food business is cutthroat, insular and a place of many secrets – many of them worth killing for.

During Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17th, USA will present an advance screening of the two-hour special, PSYCH: The Musical, hosted at the Reading Cinema in the Gaslamp district. The advanced screening festivities will begin the afternoon and will continue with a not-to-be-missed late-night party.

Fans at the event will have an exclusive opportunity to download a track from the musical, made available as part of a partnership with Shazam. The event will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Psych fans can register here to attend.

The results of the episode vote will be announced in San Diego during the Psych panel on Thursday, July 18th, moderated by Cary Elwes, who will be guest starring once again, as Despereaux this coming season. Panelists include James Roday, Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson, along with Kirsten Nelson. Also joining the panel are creator and executive producer Steve Franks, and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak.

PSYCH: The Musical airs this winter on USA! And stay tuned for a lot more news from SDCC!



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