Psych - 1st Season of Psych Available Either Alone or with Monk - S5
USA Network's Show Comes to DVD June 26th
Posted by David Lambert
All 15 episodes from the first season of USA Network's new series, Psych, are headed to DVD on June 26. Universal will release Psych - The Complete 1st Season as a 4 disc set at $59.98 SRP, with episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen.
This show is positioned as being very comparable to Monk, in that it's a blend of detective work and humor. In an effort to bring in all the Monk fans, Universal is also planning to release a Monk / Psych Detective Pack on the same day. This will consist of Monk - Season 5 bundled along with Psych - The Complete 1st Season, for just twenty dollars more: SRP is $79.98 for the two-pack. Here is the USA Network's description of Psych; stay tuned for a look at the packaging:
A new quick-witted drama, Psych stars James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic - at least that's what he lets them believe.
Psych also stars Dule Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child. Also featured are Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson.
Raised in Santa Barbara by a family of cops, Shawn possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry, 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, 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.