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 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 the crime that he actually solved for the police department (by calling in a tip), he finally convinces the cops that he's a psychic. With the reluctant assistance of his best-friend Gus (Hill), Shawn starts solving cases for an ever-skeptical - but grudgingly impressed - police force.