Good news, Heroes fans! You won’t have to wait until September to get another glimpse of Sendhil Ramamurthy’s pretty face. All you have to do is hold out until August, because that’s when Sendhil will be guesting on Psych.
Yes, sources confirm to us exclusively that Sendhil will be appearing on the USA Network detective comedy Psych in an episode titled “Bollyhood Homicide,” which is tentatively slated to air the fourth week of the season.
But who does Sendhil play, and what surprising family tie made this possible?
As it turns out, Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy and Psych director Jay Chandrasekhar are cousins, and they are both appearing in “Bollywood Homicide.”
Sendhil is set to play Raj, a young man who believes that the firstborn in each generation of his family is cursed—a belief reinforced by the fact that bad things keep happening to all of his girlfriends. Jay, meanwhile, plays Jay, Raj’s cousin who is directing a Bollywood-style play at the local theater and engaged to be married. Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) are on the case, of course, trying to determine who’s actually cursed and/or who’s going after Raj’s girlfriends. The real Jay is directing the episode just as his fictional counterpart is directing the local theater’s Bollywood project.
We’re also hearing that the Psych theme may get a Bollywood-style remix just for this episode.
“Bollywood Homicide” doesn’t have an exact airdate yet, but Aug. 28 seems likely. Psych returns to USA for season four on Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 p.m.