USA Psych-ed for new dramedy

USA Network has found a companion for its hit dramedy Monk in Psych.

The cable network has picked up the series, ordering 11 episodes of the one-hour dramedy for a total of 13 hours, including the two-hour pilot.

Like Monk, Psych features an unlikely detective. The series centers on Shawn Spencer (James Roday), an amateur sleuth who cons the police into believing he has psychic powers that help him solve crimes. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend (Dule Hill, of The West Wing), he has no choice but to get to work on complicated cases. Corbin Bernsen costars as Shawn's police officer father.

Psych, written by Steve Franks, is tentatively slated to premiere July 7 in Monk's 10 p.m. Friday slot.

After airing at 10 p.m. for four seasons, Monk-- beginning its fifth season in the summer--will move up an hour to 9 p.m. as a lead-in to Psych.

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Feb 27, 2006
Yeah for Dule!
Feb 21, 2006
Interesting idea...hope it's good.

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