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COMIC-CON NEWS: PSYCH Panel – James Roday Joins Twitter

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ballroom 20.

@Psych_USA.  USA Network.

Cast: Kirsten Nelson, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Dule Hill, moderator Cary Elwes,Timothy Omundson and Corbin Bernsen.

  • James Roday is on Twitter.
  • Let me repeat. James Roday is on Twitter.
  • Psych showrunner Steve Franks is on Twitter too.
  • Psych-Os chose Dream Therapy for the fan episode. Synopsis: From acclaimed director, James Roday (Mr. Yin Presents…Heeeeere’s Lassie), comes a new vision in terror: “Nightmare on State Street”! An exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors and nothing is ever again what it seems… In dreams, no one can hear you scream… no matter how high pitched and lady-like you sound. Dule Hill previewed a Gus scream at the panel.
  • Psych the Musical airs Sunday, December 15th, on the USA Network.
  • Psych season 8 coming this winter. Waiiit for Eight….

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CONTEST: PSYCH-Os Vote for One of Three Possible Season 8 Episodes. Winner Announced at Comic-Con – Updated

Update: Filming of Psych season 8 in Vancouver extended to August 23rd.

How could Psych-Os not vote for the “Food Truck” storyline in the season 8 episode contest for fans? Snacks are so important to Shawn and Gus (James Roday and Dulé Hill below). Can you imagine the shenanigans if these two have their own food truck full of snacks when they go undercover to solve the mystery of a murdered Santa Barbara food truck owner?  The USA network officially ordered two more episodes of Psych today for a total of ten in what is likely the final season  — one greenlit by the network from five additional scripts and the other to be voted on by fans from three possible storylines below. Start voting tomorrow: Psych Season 8 Viewers Choice.
  • 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.

  • TELETHON – In a classic “How-dunnit” 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?

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WEEK: May 27 – June 2, 2013

  • Sunday, June 2nd – Two-hour season 3 premiere of The Killing on AMC. A year after the Rosie Larsen case, Stephen Holder has cleaned up and buffed up to become Smolder (Joel Kinnaman after RoboCop role) and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) has left the Seattle police force and learned how to smile, living and working on Vashon Island (played by Bowen Island). Then Holder catches a case of a teen hooker with her head almost cut off, very like one of Linden’s old cases. But the convicted killer in Linden’s case is on death row (Peter Sarsgaard). Is someone new preying on Seattle street kids? 
  • Sunday, June 2nd – Vancouver cop-from-the-future series Continuum 2×06 Second Truths on Showcase: Kiera (Rachel Nichols) must use her knowledge of the future to stop a serial killer while keeping a curious Carlos  (Victor Webster) in the dark but when Kiera’s life is threatened she realizes she could die without anyone knowing she ever existed so she shares her secrets with Carlos. Finally!
  • Sunday, June 2nd – Continuum films over the weekend at the BCIT Aerospace campus in Richmond. Crew played parking lot hockey outside on a break today but filmed inside in the atrium. Wrap party on Monday.
  • Friday, May 31st –  Continuum films its season finale inside CBC Vancouver for the third day in a row (May 29-31)
  • Friday, May 31st – More reshoots for Seventh Son – June 3 – 13th – on BC production list.
  • Thursday, May 30th – YVRShoots Series: Brent Butt & Nancy Robertson Host Leo Awards on June 8th.
  • Thursday, May 30th – Vancouver whydunnit Motive 1×003 Pushover airs on ABC.
  • Thursday, May 30th – Godzilla has night shoot at Kent Hangar field with lights on lifts and giant inflatable green screens.
  • Thursday, May 30th – Leo Awards  announces special presentation to honour The Beachcombers: 357 episodes shot in Gibson’s Landing over 19 seasons & aired in 50 countries. Jackson Davies will represent the cast.
  • Wednesday, May 29th – Psych season 7 finale. Anthony Michael Hall guest stars as police consultant brought in to interview Shawn (James Roday), Gus (Dulé Hill), Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) and Juliet (Maggie Lawson) about their shoddy police work. Explains why we’ve seen Lassie in uniform in season 8. He’s been demoted.
  • Wednesday, May 29th – Psych turns half a block of Gastown into London to film Dule Hill’s Gus as a Hogwarts escapee from the Harry Potter movies and James Roday’s Shawn as a cowboy?
  • Wednesday, May 29th – Final round of voting begins for CineCoup Final Five with six Vancouver teams  — Alien Abduction, Bad, Scam, Grade Nine, The Fall & The Mill and the Mountain —vying for $1-million in produciton financing. YVRShoots Series
  • Wednesday, May 29th – Rogue season finale 1×10 Killing Grace/ While Grace Read More »WEEK: May 27 – June 2, 2013

WEEK: May 6-12, 2013

SHOOT: PSYCH S8 Films in Steveston’s Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park – Updated

Psych started filming [ten] episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver late last week. On Sunday, crew prepped the old Britannia Shipyard building in Steveston for filming yesterday, turning it into the Barclay Bay Fish Company. In the morning, they shot scenes to the east at Gilbert Beach Park on Dyke Road and then some exterior scenes of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet arriving at the Barclay Bay Fish Company crime scene: Shawn “psychic” Spencer (James Roday) and Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) in the Blueberry and Santa Barbara police detectives Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) and Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson) in the police squad car.

By the time I got there mid-afternoon, the crew was on LUNCH, either sprawled on the grass, playing with a small remoted-controlled car or setting up to shoot the crime scene inside. When I returned several hours later, I found the cast set chairs tucked away behind one of the restored former shipyard/cannery residences, which date back to 1885. Moments later, Lassie (Timothy Omundson) and Jules (Maggie Lawson) walked past me in costume, returning to set. And around  the corner, sitting in the sun on the boardwalk with his back to the wall of the former Chinese bunkhouse was Shawn’s Dad, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), reading and probably preparing for the final scene of Henry fishing on the docks.

Lassie (Timothy Omundson) & Jules (Maggie Lawson)

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