PSYCH gets picked up for a fifth season.

I don’t think there was ever any doubt, but USA has ordered a fifth season of PSYCH. The order was for 16 episodes.

The show has been a hit and USA is looking to get things in order as MONK comes to an end. PSYCH has certainly benefitted from having that show as a lead-in, it will be interesting to see how they do on their own.

Raised in Santa Barbara by a family of cops, Shawn (James Roday) possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry (Corbin Bersen), who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest of details from his surroundings as a way of grooming him for his inevitable career in the family business. Unfortunately, when a rift develops between father and son, Shawn finds himself taking a series of random jobs instead of becoming the detective he was groomed to be.

However, for the fun of it, Shawn makes a habit of calling in tips to the police about cases he reads about or sees on television, and when one of his tips appears too close to the truth, the police are convinced that Shawn is an accomplice and arrest him.

Using his charm and well-tuned talent, Shawn convinces the cops that he’s actually a psychic, and although highly skeptical of his explanation, they hire him to help solve tough cases. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend Gus (Dule Hill), Shawn uses his skills of observation and charismatic personality to become the detective he was trained to be, opening his own PI agency – Psych – and solving cases for an ever-suspicious, but grudgingly impressed, police force.