'Psych' Brings in Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee for a 'Twin Peaks' Homage
by Rich Keller, posted Sep 8th 2010 10:00AM
If you're a fan of the cult classic 'Twin Peaks,' then you're going to be overwhelmed with excitement at the latest news coming from the offices of USA network's 'Psych.' According to Entertainment Weekly, the show's upcoming dedication to the quirky drama will be chock full of its former stars.
Two of the biggest will be Sheryl Lee, who played murder victim Laura Palmer on 'Peaks,' and Sherilyn Fenn, who played Audrey Horne. Both will appear as residents of a northern California town called Dual Spires that has been rocked by the death of a high school student. Lee and Fenn will be joined by Dana Ashbrook, who portrayed Laura's boyfriend, Bobby Briggs, on the show.
In addition to those three, fans can look forward to cameo appearances by Log Lady Catherine Coulson, Lenny Von Dohlen, who played the agoraphobic Harold Smith, and Robyn Lively, who played seductress Lana Milford. Also appearing will be Ray Wise, who played Laura's dad Leland. Wise will be reprising his 'Psych' role of Father Westley from last season.
'Twin Peaks' premiered on the ABC primetime schedule back in April of 1990. Created by Mark Frost and filmmaker David Lynch, the program centered around the death of high school student Laura Palmer and the chain reaction it caused throughout the town. Though the show received critical and fan acclaim during the first season, its ratings began to decline after Palmer's murder was solved in the middle of season two.
The show ended on an unresolved cliffhanger after only 30 episodes. In 1992 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' premiered in movie theaters as a prequel/sequel to the show. Directed and co-written by Lynch, the film centered around the last days of Laura Palmer's life while wrapping up some loose ends from the 2nd season finale. The movie was met with average reviews and a lackluster box office.
The 'Psych' homage to 'Twin Peaks,' co-written by star James Roday, will premiere when the show returns in November.