'Psych' returns on a new (better?) night
Psych returns tonight (10 p.m. ET on USA), and as we prepare for more pop-culture references and Mentalist disses, guest stars (John Cena and Robert Patrick this evening), tension between Shawn and Jules, and reasons to heart Dulé Hill (in addition to his “Private Eyes” run at the end of the promo below), we pause to ponder if the move from Friday to Wednesday will be a good one. Definitely, right? I mean, it was always nice to come home a little tipsy on Friday night — or, if the week was exhausting, just stay in — and watch Shawn and Gus banter and bumble their way through an investigation. But it could also be a nice mid-week pick-me-up, too, when you’re already over taking your own job/life so seriously. And theoretically, more people will now be at home and ready to give the underappreciated show a chance. Give it a go if you haven’t. You can jump right in. All you need to know is that Shawn (James Roday) pretends to be a psychic but is really just the son of a retired cop (Corbin Bernsen) who taught him to be ultraobservant. Shawn and his best friend, Gus (Hill), work with Santa Barbara police detectives Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) and Juliet “Jules” O’Hara (Maggie Lawson), who have a love-hate relationship with them. Shawn has a girlfriend (recurring guest star Rachael Leigh Cook) but longs for Jules. And Psych thinks The Mentalist stole its hook. After the jump, a tease.