For the first time ever, fans of the USA Network series Psych will determine the show’s ending in a live digital special event to mark the show’s 100th episode.
That monumental episode – entitled “100 Clues” – will air on Wednesday, March 27 and will find Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) invited to a mysterious party at a historic Santa Barbara mansion by Billy Lipps, a rock icon whom Shawn and the SBPD had sent to prison five years earlier for murder. When a new and deadly crime is committed, five potential suspects emerge: the Butler, the Groupie, the Manager, the Author and the Host. As the plot thickens, fans on both coasts will work with Shawn and the gang to identify the true culprit, and serve as the ultimate detectives, determining the episode’s outcome.
This episode, of course, is inspired (in part) by the 1985 film ‘Clue’ that will feature special guest stars Christopher Lloyd (‘Back to the Future’ franchise), Lesley Ann Warren (‘In Plain Sight’) and Martin Mull (‘Mr. Mom’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’), as well as Tears For Fears members Curt Smith and Garrett Morris.
Fans can vote for one of five suspects online by visiting Psych’s home page here or via Twitter using a custom hashtag for each possible culprit: #PsychButlerDDit, #PsychGroupieDDit, #PsychManagerDDit, #PsychAuthorDDit and #PsychHostDDit.
Viewers on both coasts will be kept updated on the polling results via real-time on-air graphics. On the West Coast, the audience may be treated to an entirely different ending of their own choosing. Ultimately fans will be able to see two of three alternate endings online and on-demand the day after the telecast. The unaired third ending will be featured as exclusive bonus content on the season seven DVD.
Again, this 100th episode of ‘Psych’ will air on Wednesday, March 27 at 10/9c while the next new episode of the long-running USA Network series, which is now in its 7th season, will air on Wednesday, March 20 at 10/9c.