James Roday’s “Psych: The Movie” Sequel Has a New Name & Estimated Premiere Date

James Roday is ready for aPsych-edelic 2020… 

The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actor and former Psych star will star in Psych: The Movie 2, which will premiere sometime in spring 2020 or later.

James Roday

It wasoriginally slated to premiere this year, but the film will debut next year because the movie is moving from the USA Network, home of the original Psych series and Psych: The Movie, to PeacockNBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, which launches in April.

The sequel to the first post-series film, formally known as Psych: The Movie 2, has been given a cheeky new title, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,named after one of the show’s main characters, Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, played by Tim Omundson.

Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve FranksPsych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, Shawn and Gus find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever.

Also returning for the second movie are original Psych cast members Maggie LawsonKirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen.

Roday also co-wrote the movie and executive produces, Hill executive produces, Andy Bermanco-wrote, Chris Henzieexecutive produces.

USA Titles Gina Torres’ Suits Spinoff “Second City”

Gina Torres is officially a City gal…

The USA Network’s upcoming Suits spinoff, starring the 49-year-old Cuban American actress, now has a title — Second City.

Gina Torres

The offshoot of the long-running legal drama centers on Torres’ popular character, powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson, as she enters the dirty world of Chicago politics.

Torres announced the title of the show at NBCU’s upfront in Manhattan, while introducing footage from the recent Suits season finale, which served as a pilot for the new series.

Suits and Second City will co-exist as the mothership series recently was renewed for an eighth season without two of its original stars, Patrick J. Adams and future British royal Meghan Markle. Returning cast members Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman and Sarah Rafferty will be joined by Dulé Hill, who is being promoted to a series regular after recurring this season, and new addition Katherine Heigl.

The backdoor pilot was written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin, and was directed by Suits alum Anton Cropper.

The new series, which hails from Universal Cable Prods., is executive produced by Korsh, showrunner Arkin, Torres and Suits executive producers Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic.

Dash Signs with CESD Talent Agency

Stacey Dash has new representation…

The 48-year-old part-Mexican American actress has signed with CESD Talent Agency for acting.

Stacey Dash

Dash, who rose to accalaim as one of the stars of Clueless, has served as a Fox News cultural commentator since last May, but she’s also set to appear in two upcoming movies: the magic-themed thriller Sleight, starring Dulé Hill, and horror film Death House, with Danny Trejo and Robert Englund.

She also signed a deal earlier this year to publish There Goes My Social Life with Regnery Publishing.

Dash continues to be represented by manager Adam Trahan at Silver Fox Entertainment and law firm Shukat Arrow.

Dash to Star in JD Dillard’s Urban Magic Thriller “Sleight”

Stacey Dash has landed the sleightest role…

The 48-year-old part-Mexican American actress, former Clueless star and Fox News contributor has joined the cast of JD Dillard’s Sleight from Diablo Entertainment.

Stacey Dash

Sleight is an urban magic thriller about a young Los Angeles street magician who is left to take care of his little sister after their mother’s death. He turns to drug dealing to keep a roof over their heads. After he has a run-in with his supplier and his sister is kidnapped, the magician has but no choice but to rely on his exceptional talents.

In addition to Dash, new cast members include Syechelle Gabriel, the 24-year-old part-Mexican American actress who appeared on TNT’s Falling Skies, Sasheer Zamata and Cameron Esposito.

The film stars Dulé Hill, Jacob Latimore and hip-hop artist Tyga.

Production begins this month.

Roday Signs with ICM Partners

James Roday has new representation in Hollywood.

ICM Partners has signed the 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych.

James Roday

Rodriguez is s best known for his eight-season turn playing the lead, fake psychic Shawn Spencer, on the USA crime dramedy created by Steve Franks, also an ICM client.

The show and Roday developed a big following on social media and also were a top draw at Comic-Con. In addition to starring, Roday wrote and directed several episodes of Psych. Following the end of the series earlier this year, he wrote and directed Shoot The Moon for USA and Psych producer Universal Cable Prods. through a development fund. The presentation will be delivered to USA for pickup consideration in the next few weeks.

Roday, who was at CAA, co-founded Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company, and took over the El Centro theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood in order to give actors the opportunity to realize stage passion projects as actors, writers and/or directors.

He also wrote and directed the indie Gravy, starring Lily Cole, Sarah Silverman, Dule Hill and Gabourey Sidibe.

Roday is managed by Gotham/Principal and also repped by law firm Peikoff Mahan.

Roday to Star in CBS’ Comedy Pilot “Good Session”

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.

James Roday

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.

Last Episode of Roday’s “Psych” to Air March 26, Followed by a Special Live After-Show

It’ll be a memorable last hurrah for James Roday and his Psych cast mates…

James Roday

USA Network has formally announced that the current eighth season of the 37-year-old Mexican American actor’s cult favorite series will be its last, which the last episode airing on March 26.

Roday and his Psych co-star Dule Hill made the official announcement today via video posted on YouTube.

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

Psych is one of those rare projects that broke into the cultural mainstream,” added Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment. “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.”

But Psych fans will get an extra-special goodbye via Psych After Show, a one-hour live show in front of a studio audience that will feature a Q&A with Roday and the cast, as well as show creator Steve Franks.

Produced by Wilshire Studios, the after-show will feature favorite clips, audience Q&A and never-before-seen footage.

The final five episodes of the current season will beg airing February 26, right after the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Teaser Video Released for Roday’s “Psych: The Musical” Episode

He may portray a crime-solver on Psych… But in December, James Roday will be a crime-solving singer and dancer.

USA Network has announced that the long-awaited, two-hour Psych musical episode will be broadcast on Sunday, December 15 with guest appearances by musical veterans Anthony Rapp and Barry Bostwick.

James Roday

In the sneak-peek at the musical episode, via The Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old Mexican American actor’s character Shawn and Dule Hill‘s Gus sing and dance about solving cases under the Santa Barbara sky, joined by other members of the Santa Barbara Police Department.

In Psych: The Musical, Shawn and Gus track down escaped playwright mad man named Z (Rapp), who six years earlier was deemed criminally insane after locking a critic in a back room of the theater that he burned to the ground. Shawn and Gus are forced to consult with the one person Z confided in while in the institution, a dangerous villain from Shawn’s past.

Meanwhile, USA has announced the winner of the first ever Psych fan-vote contest to choose a storyline to feature in a season eight episode.

The chosen episode, “A Nightmare on State Street”, will find Gus entering dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors, but after therapy, nothing is as it seems. It will be directed by Roday and promises to deliver “a new vision in terror.”

The eighth season and final of Psych will premiere this winter on USA Network.

Ion Television Buys Rights to Additional Seasons of Roday’s “Psych” Series

James Roday’s long-running television series Psych will continue airing for years to come.

Ion Television, which purchased the rights to the first six seasons of the USA Network’s buddy dramedy two years ago, has just secured the most recent run of the series in a deal with NBCUniversal Cable and New Media Distribution.

James Roday

Psych, which stars the 37-year-old Mexican American and Dule Hill, is the network’s longest-running current series.

It was greenlighted in December for an eighth season, with the network requesting an additional two episodes last month.

“We’re excited to double down on the bet we made by adding Psych, a show that has consistently delivered a wide range of viewers since joining our lineup in 2011,” said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks.

The Eighth Season of Roday’s “Psych” May Be Extended

James Roday has news to the psyched about…

The 37-year-old Mexican American’s eighth and potentially last season of the hit series Psych could be extended.

James Roday

The USA Network is reportedly looking to expand the upcoming eighth season of Psych by five episodes, according to Deadline.com.

The website reports that the network has ordered five additional scripts from the veteran sleuth dramedy as a step toward a potential back episodic order.

USA originally picked up an eight-episode eighth season of Psych in December, ahead of the show’s seventh-season premiere in February.

Despite a long hiatus, Psych returned to strong ratings, drawing 2.9 million in its premiere, up double digits in viewers and all key demos versus its Season 6 launch.

The series about a faux psychic (Roday) and his best friend (Dule Hill) who work for the Santa Barbara Police Department also continues to be a huge draw on social media.