He may be closing the chapter on his long-running USA series Psych this month… But James Roday may not be out of work for long.
The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has signed on to star as the male lead on the CBS comedy pilot Good Session.
Written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller and directed by Hamburg, the project revolves around a happy couple, Joel (portrayed by Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss.
Roday’s Joel is a dedicated middle-school guidance counselor who thinks his marriage to Lindsay, a jet-setting executive, is a happy one — but when they disagree about whether the time is right to start a family, they begin the painful, funny, embarrassing and, ultimately, rewarding, road of couples counseling.
For the past eight seasons on Psych, Roday played faux psychic detective Shawn Spencer who, with the help of sidekick Gus (Dule Hill), solved police cases.
Roday was an early social media adopter and, along with Hill, helped make Psych one of the first television series to engage its fans digitally and make it a multi-platform phenomenon.
Roday recently wrote and directed the dark comedy feature Gravy.