Category Archives: Psych
Psych started filming thirteen episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver late last week. On Sunday, crew prepped the old Britannia Shipyard building in Steveston for filming yesterday, turning it into the Barclay Bay Fish Company. In the morning, they shot scenes to the east at Gilbert Beach Park on Dyke Road and then some exterior scenes of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet arriving at the Barclay Bay Fish Company crime scene: Shawn “psychic” Spencer (James Roday) and Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) in the Blueberry and Santa Barbara police detectives Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) and Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson) in the police squad car.
By the time I got there mid-afternoon, the crew was on LUNCH, either sprawled on the grass, playing with a small remoted-controlled car or setting up to shoot the crime scene inside. When I returned several hours later, I found the cast set chairs tucked away behind one of the restored former shipyard/cannery residences, which date back to 1885. Moments later, Lassie (Timothy Omundson) and Jules (Maggie Lawson) walked past me in costume, returning to set. And around the corner, sitting in the sun on the boardwalk with his back to the wall of the former Chinese bunkhouse was Shawn’s Dad, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), reading and probably preparing for the final scene of Henry fishing on the docks.
Lassie (Timothy Omundson) & Jules (Maggie Lawson)
The book — Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified — is for sale today. And true to form, the always funny Psych Writers Room tweeted it’s “burning up the charts on Amazon. Suck it, Robert Frost.”
The TV series – Psych — filmed in Steveston yesterday on the old Dyke Road and in the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park with crime fighters Shawn Spencer (James Roday), Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill), Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), SBPD detective Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson) and Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen) spotted on set.
Psych started filming thirteen episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver yesterday. Dule Hill tweeted a fun photo of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet – James Roday’s ”psychic” Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill’s BFF Burton “Gus” Guster, Timothy Omundson’s Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter and Maggie Lawson’s detective Juliet O’Hara — at their police station set in North Shore Studios in the morning.
Much later in the day, Psych filmed inside the heritage Kensington Place in the West End, with Timothy Omundson’s Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter spotted on set. Could this be the Carleton and Marlowe love nest? Maybe not. The twenty-two European-style condos in this renovated 1912 building shouldn’t be in the newly-married couple’s price range, with their 9-foot ceilings, Corinthian pillars and Rococo moldings.
All new season. All new snacks for Shawn & Gus (James Roday & Dule Hill)
Like Santa Barbara’s Footlong and Fancy Free hotdogs.
Psych-os have some news to celebrate. Their show is renewed for an eighth season [of eight episodes], taking some of the sting out of the looooonnng wait for the seventh season to start on USA Network. Psych premieres on Feburary 27th next year, almost four months after the show wrapped 121 days of filming in Vancouver and ten months after the season six finale ended with its big cliffhanger.
Here are some non-spoilery photos of the Psych crime-fighting quartet — James Roday’s ”psychic” Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill’s BFF Burton “Gus” Guster, Timothy Omundson’s Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter and Maggie Lawson’s detective Juliet O’Hara – filming in the alley next to the Orpheum Theatre in early October for the big musical episode.
Here’s the Blueberry and James Roday’s Shawn Spencer and Dule Hill’s Burton “Gus” Guster filming inside it in North Vancouver rain this Halloween day. Psych wraps filming of its seventh season tomorrow. So I was lucky to see the Blueberry scenes and then Shawn and Gus grabbing a whole mess of hot dogs from Santa Barbara’s Footlong and Fancy Free truck as another character drove by flashing a cardboard sign at them which read “Suck It”. No idea why but it looks like it will be fun.
Uh-oh. Barry Bostwick of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame might not survive TV series Psych’s 2-hour musical episode. He’s cast as the owner of a ritzy Santa Barbara theatre, probably played by the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Vancouver, where Psych is filming today and tomorrow. This afternoon Psych filmed Bostwick’s stunt double stumbling from the alley by the theatre onto Smithe Street where he is struck by a Cadillac in an apparent hit-and-run. It was a spectacular stunt, especially on the second take.
It was Timothy Omundson’s turn to shiiine tonight in a The Shining-themed season six episode called Heeeeere’s Lassie on Global TV. His normally buttoned-down Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter goes psycho after buying a condominium in the Prospect Gardens apartments, a place he comes to believe is haunted. And that forces this skeptic to hire the services of James Roday’s psychic detective Shawn Spencer and his BFF, Dule Hill’s Burton “Gus” Guster, who come dressed as ghost busters.
James Roday directed this episode with a lot of horror film sight gags, like a pregnant woman named Rosemary (Rosemary’s Baby) and the twin old ladies, boy on a toy bicycle, chandelier dripping with blood, labyrinth in the basement and a dishevelled Lassie chasing Gus through it (The Shining). Here’s Omundson below looking very Jack Nicholson emerging from the building after filming. And this is what he tweeted after wrapping the episode last summer: ”Just got in from a Looooong day at work. Well…5 of them to be exact. Gonna clean my gun, press my bullet proof vest and hit the rack.”
Santa Barbara senior detective Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) fell in love in season six of Psych in what seemed to be a doomed relationship with Marlowe Viccelli (Kristy Swanson), a woman who is sent to prison for stealing blood for her brother — “My dear Marlowe. I will wait for you these six to eighteen months. See you next Wednesday,” Carleton vowed.
Marlowe is played by the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson. She has been spotted in Vancouver filming two episodes of season seven of Psych so far. The first one at the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre, meaning she’s probably still in jail. And the second one last week at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, where people saw Shawn “Psychic” Spencer (James Roday), his BFF Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) and Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) wearing tuxes. Is this for a Carleton-Marlowe wedding? Earlier in the week, I found Psych filming inside the Speakeasy Sports Bar on Broadway (bachelor party?) and then last Friday night at a school in east Vancouver dressed as the Santa Ynez Police Department with an American flag on the flag pole. Out of the Phat Cat Limousine Bus with the back sticker — Carleton and Marlowe: Last Fling Before the Ring! — trooped Roday, Hill and Omundson with an unindentified guest star in hand cuffs. No Swanson in sight. This being Psych anything could happen, but it warms my heart that Lassiter stayed true to Marlowe for at least six to eighteen months.