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Saying Goodbye To 'Psych' With Maggie Lawson

3/26/2014 12:04pm EDT
Saying Goodbye To 'Psych' With Maggie Lawson
Break out your Kleenex and your pineapples - tonight we say goodbye to USA's Psych. And we're doing it the best way possible. Last week BFTV connected with the show's leading lady - and one of our oldest and dearest site friends - Maggie Lawson, to talk about sending off her character Juliet O'Hara and what she's learned from eight seasons of hilarious goodness.

In today's TV landscape, it's uncommon for a show to last this long, let alone for an actor to stay with a series for its entire run. What was it like for Maggie to complete the journey from start to finish? "I feel really lucky th...

Maggie Lawson Gets 'Back In The Game'

10/2/2013 12:15pm EDT
Back In The Game
Maggie Lawson is now doubly awesome. The Psych star is bringing her charm, talent and beauty to Back In The Game, the new ABC sitcom where she plays former star athlete turned single mom Terry Gannon, Jr. Maggie took some time out on Friday to give BFTV the dish on tonight's new episode and what it's like to feature on two shows, as well as what her role on Back In The Game means for the future of Juliet O'Hara on Psych.

The new job makes her the second USA Network alum to star on two shows in the same season (after Burn Notice star Coby Bell, who also played in BET's The Game), and Maggie...

Q&A: Behind The Badge With 'Psych' Star Timothy Omundson

2/29/2012 11:00am EST
At the beginning of this season of Psych, I chatted with Maggie Lawson -- now, as the show returns, it's time for her partner Timothy Omundson (also known as the infamous Detective Carlton Lassiter) to have his say.

While I enjoy the talents of every member of Psych's fun and funny cast, I have a certain affection for Omundson, who's made Lassiter my favorite disgruntled detective on television. His deadpan delivery and expressions are always spot-on, and he's a great straight man for the oft-hyper antics required of star James Roday.

What you might not know is that in addition to...

'Justified' Recap: 'Thick As Mud' (3.05)

2/15/2012 2:03am EST
There's a lot going on in this week's Justified, and quite a few familiar faces. If "Thick As Mud" has a particular pop to it, it's because Elmore Leonard has a co-story credit for this ride.

While Limehouse is determined to keep Dickie (and anyone else) away from what remains of Mags' money, Boyd and Arlo are burying Devil's body after his bloody end, and Raylan's relationship with Winona is as rocky as it's always been...and oh crap, Dewey Crowe is missing some internal organs. That last part is courtesy of that creepy prison nurse Lance (Clayne Crawford), who just will not go awa...

'Psych' Recap: 'Dead Man's Curveball' (6.05)

11/9/2011 11:00pm EST
Psych goes out to the ballgame this week, and treats us to a fantastic time. The only way this episode could get better is if it had come with a box of Cracker Jack.

Minor league manager Mel Hornsby (the always fantastic Danny Glover) comes to Shawn asking him to look into the death of his hitting coach. To do so, Shawn and Gus join the team - even if Gus has to be the mascot. It's clear pretty early on that the victim was drugged, because Shawn makes the mistake of drinking a water bottle in the dead guy's house and likewise gets high on speed. (And James Roday does a pretty good ...

Q&A: 'Psych's' Maggie Lawson Tells All About Juliet!

10/26/2011 12:30pm EDT
USA's Psych is on a roll so far in its sixth season. Before tonight's Halloween-themed episode, I sat down with star Maggie Lawson to ask her what else we can look forward to - and the journey her character, Juliet O'Hara, has taken.

You've wrapped shooting season six - so what are you doing with your downtime?

I'm spending a lot of time with my dog. There's some other work and stuff that's out there; hopefully I'll get to do some stuff. Eventually, I'd like that, but honestly right now I'm just chilling and catching up with my family, my friends and my dog. Life is good.

What fr...

'Psych' Recap: 'Last Night Gus' (6.02)

10/20/2011 2:04am EDT
When it comes to this week's Psych, I am of the belief that you cannot go wrong with anything that involves a giant donut. You can, however, go wrong when you drink too much.

Team Psych (and a few other guests) are paying their respects to a retiring cop named Jim at a local bar - never mind that most of them don't even know him. The next morning, Shawn wakes up in a trashed office to find Gus on the floor with no memory of how the evening ended. As if that's not bad enough, Lassiter and Woody are passed out on the office couch, and Lassiter's gun is in the aquarium. Oh, and some...

Q&A: 'Psych' Creator Steve Franks On That Musical Episode

10/19/2011 2:21pm EDT
Steve Franks is awesome. The man who brought us Psych has something to say about everything, and it's always great.

He's the equivalent of one of those kitchen gadgets you see on TV: not only did he create what is now USA network's longest-running original series, but he and his band The Friendly Indians also perform the catchy theme song, and he's given me not one but two can't-miss food recommendations over the years. I wouldn't be surprised if he makes Julienne fries, too.

My colleague Lisa Siegfried talked to Steve recently, and he shared with us his philosophy for Psych's great attit...

Q&A: James Roday And Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6

10/12/2011 1:00pm EDT
James Roday and Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6
Are you ready, Psych-O's?! The new season of Psych begins tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on USA - and I'm kicking things off with some help from stars James Roday and Dule Hill!

I hear you have big things planned for your Halloween episode later this month. What can you tell me?

James Roday: Halloween is the vampire episode. And I think it's airing the week of Halloween. [With] Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy, and Corey Feldman, one of the Frog Brothers from The Lost Boys, and Tom Lenk, a regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. We went double Buffy.

Dule Hill: And Blacula makes a gue...

'Psych' 5.15 'Dead Bear Walking' Review

12/16/2010 12:16am EST
In tonight's second all-new episode of Psych, Lassiter's younger sister Lauren arrives to film a documentary, which makes everything awkward. As if that wasn't strange enough, the first suspect in their new murder case is a polar bear, which soon gets loose. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the case isn't as open and shut as Lassiter would like to make it; unfortunately, the episode itself isn't that good, either.

There are things which just fall flat as soon as they emerge, whether it's Gus's overly aggressive pursuit of Lassiter's younger sister, or some fail...

Blunt Parody Trumps Tradition on 'Psych'

7/30/2010 10:30am EDT
Dule Hill stars as Gus on USA
What I’ve always loved about Psych is that no one on the show is taking themselves seriously at all. When plugging the latest season on Attack of the Show, Dule Hill (who plays Burton "Gus" Guster on the show, a somewhat sidekick to a fake psychic) referred to episodes as the "Rush Hour episode" or the "Close Encounters episode."

This is a show that fully embraces what it is: one big joke at the expense of everything and anything else. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Now in their fifth season, Psych hasn’t slowed up or worsened yet. With Shawn (James Roday) and Gus still being Shawn ...

James Roday Talks The Darker Turn 'Psych's' Fourth Season Finale Takes

3/10/2010 10:15am EST
James Roday Talks The Darker Turn Psychs Fourth Season Finale Ta
"I don't want to pull the rug out from under our fans every week and slap them in the face with stuff, but this was the season finale, and it was the long-awaited return of Mr. Yang. Yeah, we kind of wanted to load in with as much stuff as we could. That's a fun way to end the season, I think," Psych’s James Roday starts when discussing tonight's finale episode, "Mr. Yin." And for Roday, the airing comes with a lot at stake. Not only is he the star of the show but he directed the noir-style episode, an homage to famed (and one of his favorites) director Alfred Hitchcock, as well.


What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

6/23/2008 9:11am EDT
Rescue Me
Monday, June 23

The Middleman (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman travel to the underworld and, well, it's kind of swanky.

Bones (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Booth and Brennan begin "couples therapy" in this repeat.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy makes her first drug-related trip over the border.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Going to an exclusive sex party? Just a perk of the job for Belle.

Tuesday, June 24

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - The three remaining chefs must replicate the breakfast dishes Chef Ramsey served them.

Rescue M...

USA Network Picks Up Hit Series 'Psych' For Third Season

9/19/2007 2:14pm EDT
USA Network has placed a third season order for 16 episodes of its character-driven hit series, Psych. The one-hour, light-hearted drama stars James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson.

"We are thrilled to bring 'Psych' back for a third season," said Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming. "The series has been a critical and ratings sensation since it premiered last summer and continues to gain new viewers and grow its fan-base."

"Psych" centers on Shawn Spencer (Roday), who possesses uncanny powers of o...

New ABC Series To Debut in January

12/5/2005 12:48pm EST
Kyle MacLachlan Stars in In Justice
ABC just announced premiere dates for “In Justice” and “Crumbs.” “In Justice” is a new take on the procedural drama and stars Kyle MacLachlan as David Swain, Jason O’Mara as Charles Conti, Marisol Nichols as Sonya Quintano, Constance Zimmer as Brianna and Daniel Cosgrove as Jon Lemonick.

"In Justice" joins the Friday night lineup as of Jan. 6, premiering in its regular time period, 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET. Focusing on cases of justice run amok -- sloppy police work, false testimony and biased juries -- the National Justice Project is a high-profile, non-profit organization made up of hu...