Psych Star Timothy Omundson On If He Would Return for More Films

Excellent news, fans of quality acting! After recovering from a stroke in late 2017, everyone's favorite Lassie is back in the game and back on our screens in Peacock's new movie, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. Now, while this just released on the streaming service, it was actually the first thing he shot when returning to acting; his run on NBC drama This is Us was shot after, even though we saw that and a few cameos last fall. In an interview with EW, actor Timothy Omundson goes in-depth about what it has been like recovering from such a massive health issue and finally being back on set with his Psych family. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! It's emotional and heartwarming – just the story we need right now. Though, speaking of spoilers, there aren't any for Psych 2 in this article. In fact, Im going to act like I didn't already review the film (you can find that here). You're welcome.

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Timothy Omundson stars in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (Image: NBCUniversal)

It was announced a while back that Joel McHale was cast in the film as Lassiter's father, but the only thing we know of his dad from the series is that he wasn't around a whole lot while little Lassie was growing up. Now, as grown-up Lassie is recovering from being injured on the job, we get to see his flashbacks… or possibly some crazy dreams featuring his father? Perhaps a nice musical number featuring singing pineapples and Gus dressed as pizza rat?

I'm a little unsure what the film holds (wink-wink), but McHale was a nice casting surprise – they wouldn't tell Omundson who they cast in the role before he got to set, because they knew full well that the two actors were long time friends. Frankly, it's a little surprising that McHale wasn't on the series when it was airing, though I guess he was just a little busy with Community and the million other projects he's done in the past decade. I'm just glad he had time to grow a pretty epic beard for the part!

When asked about the prospect of returning for more Psych movies (to which creator Steve Franks has said he has 4 more in mind), Omundson said, "I'd like to see them try and stop me. I will do as many of these movies as they could possibly come up with. I think the entire cast and crew would just love to keep doing this for as long as people will watch." Yes, we will most certainly keep watching. The Psych-o fanbase is a loyal and loving one full of wit and delicious flavor. No, not us, Hannibal – the pineapples! Be sure to slice up some delicious tropical fruit and curl up with your favorite green snuggie and tune into Psych 2: Lassie Come Home only streaming on Peacock.

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About Eden Arnold

Having spent far too much time in front of the television growing up, Eden has lots of opinions about television (as well as movies and everything else). She puts this to good use along with her journalism degree and writing experience with by-lines over the years in many print publications, books, and online media outlets. You can find her on Twitter at @Edenhasopinions
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