Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Station Breaks: Psych Returns, Tim Allen is Back and NBC Gets Killed in the Ratings Monday Night

Psych on USA begins its sixth season tomorrow, October 12th at 9 p.m.  The show, starring James Roday and DulĂ© Hill, has a number of guest stars lined up this season: William Shatner, Danny Glover, Kristy Swanson, Corey Feldman, Joey McIntyre, Malcolm McDowell, Jason Priestley, John Rhys Davies, Wade Boggs and Molly Ringwald.

USA offered some hints for the coming season in a news release.  The network said Shawn will make some grown-up decisions regarding his love interest, Juliet.  Gus will deal with being a third wheel.  And Shawn’s authenticity as a “psychic” will come into question. 

In Psych, Roday is police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives believe he’s psychic. He’s helped by his partner/best friend, Gus (Hill) and his father, Henry (Corbin Bernsen) in the beautiful seaside town of Santa Barbara, California.

Tonight is the debut of Tim Allen’s new ABC series Last Man Standing.  He plays the father of daughters this time and the plot lines revolve around the premise that men no longer have the power in most American homes.  Allen’s character, Mike Baxter, doesn’t sound all that different from his Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor from Home Improvement back in the 90’s.  Catch us tomorrow for a full review.

TVBytheNumbers reports that the ratings for NBC’s programs last night (Monday), were so bad that they were beaten by USA across the board.  What’s worse is that USA was airing an NCIS rerun and two hours of WWE Raw.  NBC had The Sing-Off and Prime Suspect. By the way, USA is owned by NBC.

USA has announced the renewal of the following shows: Covert Affairs (season three), Royal Pains (season four), Necessary Roughness (season two).  It had already announced that White Collar, Suits, In Plain Sight (for the final season) and Burn Notice.

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