or


[07/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Getting 'Psyched' for Mondays in August with Re-Broadcasts of New USA Network Hit Series, 'Psych' on August 7 and 14

[via press release from NBC]

NBC GETTING 'PSYCHED' FOR MONDAYS IN AUGUST WITH RE-BROADCASTS OF NEW USA NETWORK HIT SERIES, 'PSYCH' ON AUGUST 7 AND 14

BURBANK, Calif. -- July 21, 2006 -- NBC looks to "psych" up viewers on hot August Monday nights by featuring one of this summer's biggest cable hits with two re-broadcasts of USA Network's new hit series, "Psych" on Monday, August 7 and Monday, August 14 (both 8-9 p.m. ET).

Debuting as the highest-rated new scripted series on basic cable this year, "Psych" premiered with a 90-minute pilot on USA Network July 7, and will continue airing original one-hour episodes for the remainder of the season (10-11 p.m. ET). The quick-witted one-hour drama was created and written by feature writer, Steve Franks ("Big Daddy"), and continues USA's tradition of original scripted programming centering on quirky, intelligent characters.

"Psych" stars James Roday ("Miss Match," "The Dukes of Hazzard") as young police consultant Shawn Spencer, who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic -- or at least that's what he lets them believe. Also starring are Dul´┐Ż Hill ("The West Wing") as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick Gus, and Corbin Bernsen ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "L.A. Law") as Shawn's disapproving father, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child. Timothy Omundson ("Judging Amy," "Deadwood"), Maggie Lawson ("Crumbs," "Inside Schwartz") and Kirsten Nelson ("Everwood," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") also star.

The first episode to be broadcast on NBC will be "Spellingg Bee," on August 7, in which Shawn and Gus investigate the mysterious death of the Spellmaster at the Regional Spelling Bee.

The second installment on August 14 will be "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece," where Shawn and Gus crash a high-society wedding in order to recover a priceless stolen antique engagement ring before the ceremony ends.

The July 7 premiere of "Psych" was the #1 program on cable in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, averaging 2.461 million adults 18-49, 2.762 million adults 25-54 and 6.056 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. "Psych" is now the most-watched series premiere of 2006 on cable (adults 25-54 and total viewers) and USA's most-watched series premiere by all key measures in two years (since "The 4400" on July 11, 2004). "Psych" is also the highest-rated Friday series premiere ever in basic cable primetime in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

On July 14, the series was the #1 program on cable in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, delivering a 3.7 household coverage rating and averaging 1.924 million adults 18-49, 2.362 million adults 25-54 and 4.712 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. "Psych" grew versus its "Monk" lead-in, increasing by 13 percent in adults 18-49.

"Psych" is executive-produced by Steve Franks ("Big Daddy") in association with Tagline Pictures' Kelly Kulchack and Chris Henze and NBC Universal Television Studios. Jack Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart ("Boston Public," "Ed") and Mel Damski ("Picket Fences") are co-executive producers, Douglas Steinberg ("Boston Public") is consulting producer. Story editor is Anupam Nigam and Andy Berman serves as staff writer.

For photos of PSYCH, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/.

Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is cable television's leading network of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, network shows and blockbuster theatrical films. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [july 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 4400, THE (USA)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CRUMBS (ABC)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· ED (NBC)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· INSIDE SCHWARTZ (NBC)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· PSYCH (USA)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)





[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Celebrates the Holiday Season with Three Back-to-Back Shows
John Cena and Casey Affleck will follow the previously announced Emma Stone.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
Animal Planet Highlights One Organization's Mission to Protect and Rescue Animals in New Series "The Guardians"
In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime.

[12/02/16 - 12:00 PM]
Beloved Actress Betty White to Be "Young & Hungry" with a Guest Star Role on Freeform's Original Comedy
White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do.

[12/02/16 - 11:38 AM]
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Hits Series Highs in The CW's #DCWeek Finale
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, December 1.

[12/02/16 - 11:28 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "So Cosmo" - Set at the Glamorous Epi-center of Pop Culture, Cosmopolitan Magazine - Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Shares Their Holiday Spirit with Annual Gift-giving Initiative Pop Up Santa and Holiday-themed Shorts "Funny Or Die Presents Santa's Shorts"
All of these jolly holiday moments can be seen during "25 Days of Christmas" airing December 1 - 25, on the Freeform app and on 25DaysofChristmasTV.com.

[12/02/16 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Heads into "Final Space" with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, "Final Space" is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake.

[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Craving More "Comedy Bang! Bang!"? Watch Four Never-Before-Seen Clips on IFC.com!
After 110 episodes of top-notch couch guests and wildly unpredictable interviews by host Scott Aukerman, the series is coming to an end after five "slightly off" seasons.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[12/02/16 - 07:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Premiere of "Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/02/16 - 06:53 AM]
HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Season Four Scores Its Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[12/01/16 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes This January
The series returns for season four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/16 - 12:19 PM]
"Arrow" Shoots to Season Highs as #DCWeek Continues
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 30.