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Psych is stacking the deck, drawing actors Vinnie Jones, Olivia d’Abo and Kali Hawk, and adding those wild cards to their already impressive hand. With these additions, season 8 should be aces.

Vinnie Jones recently played the bad guy, Sebastian Moran on CBS’s Elementary. I know the former professional footballer best as Bullet Tooth Tony from the cult classic Guy Ritchie crime film, Snatch. He also played the Juggernaut for X-Men: The Last Stand.

It comes as no surprise that on Psych, Jones will play a “brutal British criminal”. I mean, those three words may as well be the actor’s middle name.

Olivia d’Abo was a Wonder Years star once upon a time as Kevin Arnold’s older sister. TV Line reported on her impressive new role as a “master infiltrator” and number two in Vinnie Jones’ criminal organization. How fiendish! Speaking of villainy, d’Abo also portrayed a recurring baddie on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Kali Hawk is also en route and she was last seen as Shelby on Fox comedy, New Girl. Don’t worry, Hawk’s Psych character doesn’t seem to be up to no good. She’ll play a “crafty” Private Investigator whose latest case seems to lead her to Shawn and Gus. We hear she and Gus may even get romantic.

We already warned you that season 8 would see the return of Cary Elwes, who will reprise his role as Pierre Despereaux, while Kristy Swanson will also come back as Marlowe.

In other Psych news…did you know there were plans for a special musical episode? I’m not joking! The USA series is working up a special two-parter, worthy of Broadway. This will happen sometime late this year as a delayed part of season 7, which ended in May.

An 8-episode season 8 was confirmed by the network and five additional scripts have been ordered since the good news was first released.

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