Psych‘s season 6 doesn’t even have a solid premiere date yet (ETA: October), but at today’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego, the stars and production team had a positive outlook on the future of TV’s most spoof-friendly series, especially when creator Steve Franks spoke about the show’s plans for a musical episode.
“I’m a big liar because I promised [the fans] that the episode that shoots Monday was going to be the musical, but then I realized that you can’t write a musical in three weeks,” he told the crowd. “So it’s going to be the first episode of season 7.”
Exciting — except the show hasn’t been picked up for a seventh season. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be, according to USA Network co-president Jeff Wachtel, who spoke to EW after the panel.
“I think if they have enough stories, as James [Roday] said in the panel, who knows how many. But we’re not sure yet,” he said. “The sixth season doesn’t start until October, but the guys are amazing. I can see it running forever.” Especially, he said, if Psych‘s key demographic continues` moving in the right direction.
“One of the amazing things about the show right now is that the most important demographic is 18-49 year olds, and a lot of the people who fell in love with Psych when they were 13 or 14 are in that demo. It was an amazing thing when we did the college tour last year because it was cool to see how it was a big event for the campuses when we came. So it’s just renewing the audience,” he said. “And if that keeps happening, and they want to keep telling the stories, you want to keep doing it.”