USA Network has placed a second season order for 16 episodes of its freshman hit, Psych
. The one-hour series, starring James Roday
, Dulé Hill
and Corbin Bernsen
, joins The Dead Zone
and the previously announced returns of original series Monk
and The 4400
“Psych,” centers on Shawn Spencer (Roday), who possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry (Bernsen), who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest details of his surroundings. When Shawn is accused of committing a crime that he actually solved for the police department (by calling in a tip), he convinces the cops that he's a psychic, and with the reluctant assistance of his best-friend Gus (Hill), Shawn starts solving cases for an ever-skeptical – but grudgingly impressed – police force. The series also stars Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson.