‘Psych 3’? Timothy Omundson Says He’ll ‘Keep Doing This for as Long as People Will Watch’
Timothy Omundson played Carlton Lassiter on ‘Psych’ for 8 years
Debuting on the USA Network in 2006, Psych follows James Roday Rodriguez as Shawn Spencer, a man with observation skills so impressive he’s able to fake it as a psychic detective. With help from his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), they solve cases with their local police department.
Enter Carlton Lassiter, a no-nonsense detective who didn’t believe in Shawn’s psychic abilities. Dubbed “Lassie” by Shawn, Carlton starts out thinking of Gus and Shawn’s presence as a nuisance, but over the course of eight seasons, they become close.
Omundson ended his time as Carlton in 2014 when Psych went off the air. But thanks to a devoted fan base and participation from the cast, the show returned for a TV movie.
Unfortunately, experiencing a massive stroke kept Omundson from participating in the project. Instead, he made a brief cameo in Psych: The Movie during a FaceTime call with Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson), his former partner on the police force.
He stars in ‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’, now available on Peacock
Omundson is back as Lassiter in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. His character parallels his own life. They both spend time in rehabilitation. In the movie, Lassiter is in a mansion-turned-rehab facility recuperating after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.
In real life, Omundson spent time in rehab and physical therapy after the stroke. His character gets some help from Shawn and Gus when he starts seeing things on the property. Of course, all is not what it seems.
Timothy Omundson is ready for another ‘Psych’ movie
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home hasn’t, at the time of publication, been available on Peacock for 24 hours. And yet there’s already talk of another Psych movie. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly published ahead of the film’s release, Omundson expressed his interest in reuniting with the Psych cast for another movie.
Asked, “If Peacock wants to make another movie, are you interested in returning?” Omundson made it clear he’d reprise his role as Lassiter if given the chance.
“I’d like to see them try and stop me,” he said. “I will do as many of these movies as they could possibly come up with.”
What about the rest of the cast and the crew? According to Omundson, they’d sign on for another Psych movie before Gus can say, “C’mon, son!”
“I think the entire cast and crew would just love to keep doing this for as long as people will watch,” he said.
It seems very possible if Psych 2: Lassie Come Home performs well on Peacock, there could be another Psych movie in the future.