Popular show Psych to end on March 26

The popular USA Network comedy series Psych will come to a conclusion on March 26 as the show wraps up its eighth season.

The March 26 series finale will be followed by the “Psych After Show,” a one-hour live show filmed in Los Angeles before a studio audience. The after show will feature a Q&A with the show’s cast and creator, Steve Franks.

Psych is one of the most popular shows ever to hit cable television. While the show, which follows the trials and tribulations of Shawn and Gus, a fake physic detective and his lifelong friend, is concluding its run, the head of USA Network didn’t rule out the possibility of some sort of return in the future.

“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” Chris McCumber, president of USA Network, said in a statement. “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.”

The show debuted in 2006 and has grown its audience base since, airing more than 100 episodes and a two-hour musical.

“Psych is one of those rare projects that broke into the cultural mainstream,” Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer for NBCU Cable Entertainment, said in a press release. “Its wild energy, fearless fun and engaging characters delivered an unrivaled series that will continue to be loved by fans for as long as there are ways to watch TV.”

Psych stars James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson.

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