'Psych' Musical Episode To Air This Winter: What Other Shows Should Follow Suit?

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PSYCH -- "No Truth About It" Episode 7013 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anthony Michael Hall as Harris Trout, Dule Hill as Burton 'Gus' Guster, James Roday as Shawn Spencer -- (Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA Network)

There have been rumors for months now about "Psych" doing a musical episode. Now, the first promo for the musical episode has been released. Details are scarce, but viewer anticipation remains high.

The episode will premiere this winter. With their musical episode, "Psych" will be following in the footsteps of shows like "Buffy the Vampire," "Scrubs," and "Grey's Anatomy."

Hopefully, the success of the "Psych" musical episode will encourage other TV shows to do musical episodes of their own. Here are some top picks for popular series that could produce some interesting one-off musicals.


Nathan Fillion already proved he has great pipes as the bombastic Captain Hammer in the web serial "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." A musical episode can breathe new life into an aging series, and it might be just the thing to boost viewer interest now that the Castle-Beckett "will-they-won't-they" dance is nearly concluded. Does anyone know if Stana Katic can sing?

"Once Upon a Time"

Given the fact that "Once Upon a Time" is basically a Disney princess movie for full-grown women, it's a bit odd that there's never been a full-blown musical extravaganza. Disney movies always feature songs, so why not give a "Once" episode the same musical treatment? The songs could be new compositions, or the episode could be structured around classic Disney favorites like "A Whole New World" and "For Now, For Always."


To be fair, "Bones" has flirted with the idea of a musical episode. The episode "The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle" saw B&B investigating a murder at a rock 'n' roll fantasy camp. The two even performed a duet together! And, of course, there's the infamous episode where Bones sings Cyndi Lauper at a karaoke night -- with bloody results. Still, the show has never gone full-on musical, and that might be interesting to see, even if it means another dream episode.


There have been rumors about a "Supernatural" musical since at least 2011, though nothing has come to fruition yet. Given the huge audience of female fans who swoon over Sam and Dean, a musical episode would be a welcome addition for many fans. Plus, the show has a history of using classic rock hits to propel the story forward.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

"Sunny" already did an amazing musical event, a show-within-a-show production called "The Nightman Cometh." It remains a fan-favorite episode, even many seasons after it originally aired. There isn't a "Sunny" fan out there who wouldn't want to see Charlie write another musical -- although seeing Sweet Dee compose a musical could also be interesting.

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