Psych cancelled

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    No third season.

    Syndication quota.

    Well, that makes perfect sence.
     
  2. bigdaddy

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    No, but it has so many episodes who knows when it will finally end. The ratings are horrible for the show, but the syndication deal so great they will continue pumping out bad episode after bad episode....

    Just like his old show.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    41 left in the season 2 order.

    I am watching this show as it airs, and they seem to working around and through a lot of the actors timetables, that sometimes they just invent these crazy excuses for why "X" is not available for "y" amount of time.

    :)

    Just like how Juliette was gone form Psych this week because she was probably filming Back in the Game.

    Did everyone see the Psych Musical a month back?

    (Everyone sang, it was hilarious.)

    Did they have Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall in the same episode?

    No, no they didn't.
     
  4. sojourner

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    The Psych musical was underwhelming. I was not whelmed.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    Joss Whedon made it look easy.

    Perhaps compare what Psych did here, to the Sanctuary Musical instead?
     
  6. Chris3123

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    This may be the first official conformation, but it was already pretty much known last year that 8 was going to be the last.

    I've been watching since the very first episode 7.5 years (!) ago. Excellent show, though admittedly it started to lose some of its charm over the years.

    My thoughts exactly. I was actually looking forward to it, thinking that Psych + musical had the potential to be awesome, but it was not in the least. In fact I gave up on it being any good before the first musical number even ended. The first number was that bad. I must admit though I did get a chuckle out of Henry's refusal to participate. I'd like to hear the behind-the-scenes story behind that. Can Corbin not sing, or did he just not want to?
     
  7. sojourner

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    Here's a question that some of you should be able to answer. A couple of weeks ago they had the episode "Remake", Which from what I gather is a remake of an early episode from the show. I didn't get into Psych until asome time in Season 2, so I haven't seen the original episode.

    So what was different? The same? between the original and the remake? What was the point in making a remake?
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    I thought that that was just set in season episode one.

    I'm sure if I remembered more, we would have found that half the supporting actors who showed up had been murdered or were murderers at some point in the shows relative future.

    I'm assuming that that "season one" episode will tie into the final.

    :)
     
  9. Chris3123

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    I've seen every episode myself, but I don't remember the original at all, even after watching the remake. So I can't help you there. But I found this review that points out some of the similarities and differences between them. One similarity I am aware of though is that the same actor, Michael Weston, portrays the defense attorney Adam Hornstock in both versions.

    As for the point, my guess is because it's so gimmicky. Remaking one of its own episodes just sounds like the kind of crazy thing Psych would do.
     
  10. sojourner

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    Ah, thanks. That helps put it in context.
     
  11. PKerr

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    I watched the first two seasons but stopped after that because it felt like I was watching the same episode every week.
     
  12. bigdaddy

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    I own the first four seasons of the show on DVD, they were cheap. It's great to throw in a disc and watch in short amounts. I don't understand this "It's the same thing every week", so is Bones, Castle, CSI, L&O and 90% of all TV show ever. We still love them.
     
  13. Mister Fandango

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    The show's not about the random murder of the week. It's all about the character interactions.
     
  14. CorporalClegg

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    As far as USA's niche mystery series (of which there were plenty), Psych is probably the weakest in terms of concept. Its one saving grace was its ability to effortlessly and seamlessly break the fourth wall with jokes. Probably the one show I've seen that was better at that than Chuck.

    But yeah the show's time is long overdue. This current season has been nothing short of awful. It's just sad that it has to go out on such a low note. Hopefully, they can still give a proper ending.

    I'm just curious what they plan on replacing it with. Other than Suits, the network doesn't have much to offer in terms of original programming. Covert Affairs has been treading water since its promising opening series, and all the other newer series are bloody terrible.

    Is USA really content with being the NCIS network?
     
  15. bigdaddy

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    TNT has Major Crimes which is by fair their biggest show. They also have Franklinand Bash and Falling Skies.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Lets look into this...

    Current Original programming


    Sometimes difficult to get psyched about before hand, but inevitably a solid average.

    Fantastic, but it's getting staid.

    You say the ratings are terrible, but this is one of my favourites. It's not exactly "superb" but who ever is doing the incidental music is a master at manipulating human emotions. I get drawn in, tension ramps and then, well basically fungasm.

    I love Donna. The rest can burn.

    They think this is more special than it really is. They think it's more exciting than it really is. The characters seem excited to be doing clever exciting things that are neither really that exciting nor clever.

    New original programming


    Everyone loves Eliza Coupe, even if they don't know her by name. Jay harrington is bland, but he gets the job done. Legal comedy about a lawyer who gets fired form a good job and has to take a shitty job to make ends meet.

    From the women who brought us Best Friends Forever, which failed, which feels like a remake of Best friends Forever... I am weary. Seperately I have enjoyed these actresses, but together as producers/writers, I am hesitant.

    • Sirens (2014)[3]
    This is a remake of a british show which was (is?) fucking fantastic. Saw a trailer for the US version and laughed my ass off.

    ...

    To see USA's older, cancelled retired programming follow the below link...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_USA_Network

    They also just cancelled Burn Notice,

    They're cancelling original drama and replacing it with cheaper to make original sitcoms.

    I smell problems.
     
  17. sojourner

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    Now Burn Notice definitely out lived it's welcome. And it did get a final episode.
     
  18. CmdrAJD

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    My big problem with this season is that Shawn seems...stupider. When the show began he was a slacker, sure, and generally acted ridiculous, but he also had a lot of underlying smarts to go along with his deductive and observational abilities. This season, I can barely understand how Gus, Jules, or anyone else can stand to be around him.
     
  19. CorporalClegg

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    For me, both these shows have becomes ones were I do my best to turn in each week, but if I missed it or forget to DVR, I don't really care.

    I didn't get into Pains right away, but I liked Feuerstein from that Good Morning, Miami (A show I thought never got a chance to tap its full potential.) and his stint on The West Wing. So I gave it a go and really liked the original premise. But it has strayed too far from it now. Hank has gone from a nicer House mixed with a bit of MacGyver to just being a poor man's McDreamy who does doctory things and sort of has a drug problem but not really.

    And the show just hasn't been the same since Flint left. While I think D'Orsay may be the single most beautiful woman on the face of the planet, Paige is just so utterly dull.

    I think that's the problem. It's just become so anticlimactic. The drug thing, for example, was just a whole lot of nothing, as was that whole Boris line when it was unsure if Scott was staying on. The show is in dire need of some real conflict.

    White Collar is the same way. For a while, it was my favorite show in TV. When I first heard about Bryce Larkin as a con man, I spoiled myself. And it lived up. Plus Bomer and DeKay have such fantastic chemistry. Neil/Peter is probably the best at-odds bromance there's been since Lemmon/Matthau.

    But, again, the show's drifted too far from its original premise and it's kind of boring now. This whole past season, I skipped a couple a few episodes and had others on in the background while doing other things, I don't feel I missed much. And the big plot-twist was totally predictable.

    If you mean the Flint Eastwood song, then I totally agree. I loved it anyway, but it's one of the most perfect uses of a popular song for credits I've ever seen. The only one I can think of that comes close is the Charmed theme. While it may just be a popy cover of a classic Smiths' song, I still like it--I say that fully aware it could get my kicked-off the internet.

    The show, not so much. The first season was good because it kept the romance stuff in the background. I get that it's part of the show and part of the title's play on words, but by the mid of season 2, it had just consumed everything.

    And some will they/won't they relationships should stay that way. This was one of them, and it totally killed the show for me so much that I completely stopped watching.
    Yeah. Rafferty is something special. But the rest of the cast is still pretty solid. The one exception is Torres. I don't know what it is about her, but I either love her characters or completely loathe them. Jessica is the latter.

    And while Macht and Adams may not be Bomer/DeKay, they still have a pretty good vibe going.

    Suits is starting to drift some too, but as long as the writers keep up the dialog, I'll tune in. Plus, I love how it's so obvious they're having a game to see how many times they can get "shit" in the script each week. :lol:


    The only one of those others I've seen was Graceland and I knew if wasn't for me after five minutes. Benched has potential if only because Fred Melamed is boss.
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    Lets pretend that I fell through a hole in space time.

    Without seeing the previous episodes, I just finished rolling all over the floor holding my guts in barely watching the 4th episode of the new USA Network Sitcom Sirens.

    You can really feel that Dennis Leary is producing this because the entire story "this week" is utterly obsessed by pornography, but it seems that Ambulance drivers might be scarred for life from that obsession.