‘Psych’ Exclusive: ‘Lost’ Star Cast As ‘Shawn 2.0′

by | June 29, 2010 at 12:14 PM | Casting News, Matt's TV News, psych, TV News

Nestor Carbonell (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Nestor Carbonell (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Psych‘s Shawn Spencer (played by James Roday) will meet his match – and then some – when ‘Lost‘ alum Nestor Carbonell joins the USA Network series for a multi-episode arc, Fancast has learned exclusively.

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Carbonell has been cast in the role of Declan Rand, a criminal profiler who over the course of two episodes will shape up to be Shawn’s professional – as well as romantic – rival.

So savvy is Declan at what he does, I am told, that Gus (Dule Hill) will dub him “Shawn 2.0.” Gus!

How will Shawn react to being one-upped by this “upgrade”? Or might Shawn 2.0 be harboring a few… glitches?

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Prior to playing ‘Lost’s ageless Richard Alpert, Carbonell enjoyed roles on such TV series as ‘The Tick,’ ‘Strong Medicine’ and ‘Suddenly Susan.’ His big-screen credits meanwhile include ‘The Dark Knight.’

Season 5 of USA’s ‘Psych’ premieres on July 14.

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