TVLine has learned exclusively that Foster has landed a role in the USA Network comedy’s James Roday-penned installment, titled on “A Nightmare on State Street.”
Described as “a new vision in terror,” the episode — the storyline of which was decided upon by fans via an online poll — follows a sleep-deprived Gus into dream therapy as he attempts to get to the bottom of recent night terrors. After his treatment, however, nothing is what it seems, and he soon learns that “in dreams, no one can hear you scream!”
Foster guest-stars as a sweet middle school teacher who might be having a fling with a gym teacher (played by Billy Zabka, who most recently appeared on How I Met Your Mother).
TVLine has also learned that WWE Divas/Total Divas stars Brie and Nikki Bella aka The Bella Twins will appear in the same episode as “sinister, double-dutching, demonically sexy” sisters who equal parts terrify and tantalize Gus.
The star-filled season-ending episode features Burn Notice fave Bruce Campbell as Gus’ dream therapist, Dean Cameron (Men at Work) and a slew of returning guest stars, including Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), who’ll reprise her role as Gus’ mother, Kurt Fuller (Better With You), back as the Santa Barbara Police Department’s kooky coroner and Tears for Fears rocker Curt Smith.
As previously reported, Mira Sorvino will also take part in the hour (as well as a handful of episodes leading up to it), playing the SBPD’s new badass head detective.
Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino is joining the cast of Psych for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned.
Sorvino will play the Santa Barbara Police Department’s newest head detective, Betsy Brannigan — an incredibly sweet, adorably reserved and yet certified badass. Brannigan’s record for taking down ruthless criminals is rivaled only by her skills in sparkly craft making, and her seemingly bubbly demeanor can turn on a dime once she straps in the dual-wielded Colt .45s. She’s a scrapbooking, cat loving, crime-fighting machine.
She’ll first appear in the seventh episode of the show’s upcoming eighth and likely final 10-episode season.
Her casting comes as Psych leading lady Maggie Lawson is preparing to juggle both the USA comedy and her new ABC sitcom Back in the Game. As a result of her new gig, Lawson is slated to appear in only a handful of Psych episodes. Sorvino is likely being brought in to fill some of that void.
Twitter once again became a legit news source last night as USA Network executive Ted Linhart announced some good news for Psych fans:
BREAKING – Psych has been renewed for an 8th season — S7 starts Feb 2013 – details to come later
If for some reason the embed above doesn’t appear on your Kindle Fire or Nokia text message alert, it says, “Psych has been renewed for an 8th season — S7 starts Feb 2013 — details to come later.” However, we now know that Season 8 will only be eight episodes long.
“But Season 7 hasn’t even started,” you say. Correct! Season 7 starts in February, meaning creator Steve Franks has plenty of time to map out Season 8.
But why so much time? Why the super advanced renewal? Why why why? I can only relay what others are prognosticating: Season 8 could be Psych‘s last. Fans, what do you think—is that a bad thing, or is it time?
Psych star and moderator Tim Omundson kicked back at his show’s Comic-Con panel with a nice, cool pineapple juice. The fans in attendance didn’t need one, though; their thirst for scoop was quenched by a tantalizing teaser reel from the upcoming seventh season — and man, was it sweet.
Read on for highlights from the trailer and panel discussion, featuring talk of a dark detour and even a Season 8!
SEASON 7, HERE WE COME | For the USA Network comedy’s milestone year – which includes a special 100th episode – the producers have gone all out. The special installments glimpsed in the preview included a geektastic Clue-homage and a handheld, Blair Witch-style search for Bigfoot that sends Carlton into hysterics. Psych will also take a dramatic turn when Henry gets (fatally?) shot, leaving Shawn in shambles. The fake psychic will come face-to-face with his dad’s shooter, gun pointed at his face, and deliver a killer last line: “I will blow you away.” As for Henry’s fate: Though Corbin Bensen was present at the panel, he said, “I don’t know if I have a job.”
AND BEYOND | A savvy young fan went right to the top and asked USA Network exec Jeff Wachtel if there will be a Season 8. “We sure hope so. The guys deserve it,” he replied.
LOLS | Despite some serious storylines ahead, Shawn will still be his hilarious self. “I think ‘mature’ and ‘Shawn’ do not go together,” said Dulé Hill.
SING IT | As we reported earlier, a two-hour musical episode is in the works, and that ep will film in October. Only half of the special outing has been written, but the fans were treated to a few bars of a song about the “Murder Capital of the World.”
DON’T USE THE FORCE | “We would like to do something more extensive with Star Wars, but we really don’t have the money for it,” admitted executive producer Steve Franks. Added Hill, “I think George Lucas said, ‘Who are you?’”
A DEADLY COMEBACK | Will Ally Sheedy’s serial killer Mr. Yang return to terrorize Shawn and the gang? “I feel like it could go either way, but I’m certainly not going to say no, because she’s still alive,” said James Roday.
SWITCHING ROLES | If Gus and Shawn swapped bodies for a day, Roday says Shawn-as-Gus would “probably try to dunk [a basketball].” Meanwhile, “I’d probably get some Axe and style my hair,” joked Hill.
DO TRY THIS AT HOME | Coming to a bookstore near you on Feb. 19, 2013: Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting For the Totally Unqualified!