News Briefs: USA Asks for More Psych Scripts

IT'S ALL BUSINESS TODAY IN THIS SHORT EDITION OF NEWS BRIEFS!

... Good news Psychopaths, Psychos, Psychotic Mamas, Psychlists, Cult of the Giant Pineapple, or whatever Psych fans call themselves. USA Network has asked for five more scripts of the investigative comedy, a strong sign that it's thinking about adding episodes to the show's light, eight-episode order for Season 8. There's been talk that Season 8 may be the final season of the show, so any extra hours you can tack on would be great, USA. [Deadline Hollywood]

... E! has unleashed its most recent development slate. So that's what smells. Zing! Got you, E! Please deposit your tears in this can marked "Best-Tasting Thing Ever." There's way too much uninteresting stuff here to go over all of it, but here are the highlights (relatively speaking, of course): The Wanted Life follows boy band The Wanted and debuts June 2. Total Divas puts cameras on the ladies of the WWE and guess what? They're total head cases! Look for that on July 28. In development are Queens Are Wild, following female poker players; Flash, a reality competition series for photographers: and The Soup Investigatesa spinoff from the Joel McHale-hosted comedy program that gets to the bottom of silly TV stories. For a whole list of what E! has cooking, follow the link. But I'm warning you, your faith in America will be tested. [EW]

... Revenge creator Mike Kelley is doing what most Revenge fans are doing and will leave the ABC drama after two seasons, whether or not it gets renewed for a third. Kelley, who served as executive producer and showrunner on the series, may return as a consultant. Hollywood's little birds whisper that Kelley wanted to increase the quality of Revenge with a reduced episode order per season for the show, something ABC was not willing to budge on. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Author James Ellroy (LA Confidential) has sold a project to FX based on his novel Shakedown. The drama would be set in the 1950s and follow the era's top Hollywood gossip gabber, a former cop turned loudmouth who exposes the saucy lives of celebrities. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mario Lopez is returning to Fox's The X Factor as host! But Khloe Kardashian isn't! Well, that's settled. [Fox via press release]

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This is one of my favorite shows on tv, ever. Def my fave comedy. Its the only show where Im constantly using quotes from the show. Id like to see it go to a nice round 10 seasons. Hopefully it will, cause its a unique and really funny show unlike anything else on tv. And god knows we could use much more of that. So c'mon usa...dont be Nic Cage's accent from Con Air and keep it going please. Glad to see they added more episodes, if its going out, it deserves to go out in style and with respect to all the longtime fans.
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I remember Psych being way funnier in its earlier seasons.
It's still awesome though
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The storyline involving the foster brother on Revenge really cheesed me off, show is up & down all season
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Psych is fantastic, still as funny as season 1 so I just don't get the whole this may be last season crap, however I really hate the current "Juliet knows" story line
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That's ridiculous ABC wouldn't budge on the episode order, especially with how lackluster a lot of this season has been. I'm not sure how much I will continue with the third season if there's a lot of mediocre episodes thrown in, but I might still try.
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i have no idea what the other news is. Was too excited about more Psych to focus. YAY! YAY!
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Wow! So, this is what pure joy feels like. There is no better show than Psych right now. Come on, USA - keep up the good work! Sorry but everything after more episodes of psych just looked like blah, blah, blah.
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Woo, 5 more episodes of Psych! You know that's right!

That whole E! paragraph just went in one eyeball and out the other, it's like a jumble of nonsense, how is that programming? The Soup Investigates is the only thing that might be watchable, and only then like once a year.

Shakedown sounds good, even if it is just taking LA Confidential and putting it in a blender. FX needs a copycat of TNT's new show... whatever the hell it's called this week.

Oh no, poor Khloe, I'll miss her... said nobody.
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I got bored with Psych a couple seasons back, but if they put an end to the series I'll probably catch up and watch the ending. It's a great show, it just got a little too repetitive.
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Maybe USA noticed how strong this run of "Psych" has been and just wants to cash in while the iron is hot in its final run of episodes? They can't have any comedy this good waiting to air. That is just fine with me, show has been as a fantastic role since last season.

As for "Revenge" - you started falling down the list of great prime time soaps this year - "Dallas" actually was much better than "Revenge"'s run this season. Dallas was as good as "Revenge" season 1 this year. Kelley is leaving that Disney run mess because at ABC, the studio/network runs the creative process for the shows not the creators. Thanks for killing a show with so much going for it ABC!
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A 13 episode season is much better suited for TV than an 8 month season. make the move USA. If it is indeed the final season of Psych, give it what it deserves. Why am I sensing the series ends with twin weddings, at least that's how it'll be if this season is any indication.
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Sorry, I just now realized I said 8 month season. I'm sure all of us Psycho's ould love an 8 month season if it were new episodes every week. I meant 13 episodes is much better than 8 episodes, even if it does extend it by only 1 month.
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To be fair, sometimes it does take USA 8 months to air 13 episodes.... or at least feels that way sometimes.
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Psych is awesome. it needs to stay on for 8 more yrs!
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YES YES YES!!
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Great news about Psych! This has been a great season so far and any extra time with Gus and Shawn is mich appreciated. Best bromance on TV. Psych-O's stand up!
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Is it just me or is this the best Psych season so far? I've always been a fan but it's just kept getting better over the years and now it's at the top. I will be sad to see it go but it's not the kind of show that can just keep going for 10+ seasons unless they changed the central premise.
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I'm thrilled about the additional scripts order for Psych! S8 was looking pretty bleak and sad with only 8 episodes and Maggie working on another show. Hopefully her role in the season will be worked out and the season will be a lot brighter even if final season. I'm looking forward to whatever happens and I just want a final episode to be the perfect one for Psych that concludes well but also leaves some space for reflecting on what could happen after.
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After last week's powerful "two worlds" Psych episode I hope it lasts fifteen years.
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Departure of showrunner and executive producer of Revenge is not good. I actually cant believe how badly they've effed up the show, it was one of the best shows of 2011. Its becoming a chore to watch. :(
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So true.
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Let's have Psych forever, seriously, there is not a similar comedy like this out there. I would really miss this show.
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great news for Psych, I want it to stay as long as possible, but I hope when it does end it actually ENDS and not just a season finale that also doubles as a series finale in case they don't renew it. I want closure, dammit.
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PSYCHOs rejoice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome.
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Great news for Psych and the departure of Mike Kelley is sign that ABC don't know what to do with the show IMO.
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13 episode seasons would've been perfect for Revenge. Way to screw up a good show, ABC. I hear all the Initiative crap is going to end in the season finale, and a new "Big Bad" storyline will take its place in the fall. Ugh. Enough is enough.
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You know that's right!
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Great news for us Psych fans. Why won't USA greenlight the usual 16 episodes per season? What's the problem? I don't get it.
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I have my fingers crossed, hoping that USA will order more Psych episodes for season 8
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more butts please, FX.
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no offense, but I laughed most heavily at what E! has in store.
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The second season of Revenge has been very uneven, and while as showrunner he has to take the blame I think that his idea of a 13 episode season is a good one. If this season had been shorter we could have dropped some of the dull plots and wheel spinning and had a pretty amazing show.
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Those tiny ice cream cones look scrumptious.
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Tim, it seems like a lot of time in these News Briefs you don't bother to do even superficial research. Rather than calling attention to your laziness, just google the question. "what do psych fans call themselves?" gives you the answer Psych-O's in the excerpt of the third result. You don't even have to click on any pages for a question like that.
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Ha, so true aside from just googling it he could WATCH Psych & it would be answered there too ;) Psych-O is mentioned several times in show & in cast/writers interviews. C'mon Son. Or if was supposed to be a pun/runner of some kind make sure it's clear.
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The sense of humor is strong in this one.
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Willful ignorance is rarely funny. His refusal to look things up stopped being funny sometime before the 10th time he did it. It's become a crutch.
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