When Maggie's participation in the pilot was announced, it mentioned that the pilot/subsequent series was in first position to Psych. This article states she could be in "up to 5 episodes" of Psych. Seems like the pilot is not a one off but rather likely to go to series.
I think we should be supportive rather than hope it doesn't make it. Maggie deserves top billing. She has been gracious to fans and worked very hard. Unless you all know something that I don't, the writers could have been planning a reduced presence for her in season 8. Upside: more Chief Vick!
Exactly! Even though its hard to imagine Psych without her, we should all support her. She's a great actress and deserves this. What other show do you know that had the entire cast with absolutely no changes for this many seasons. Steve said there's a contingency plan so we need to remember again they know what they're doing and have a plan for all this. Remember Season 5 had little Maggie in it, that's why I think she will be in more B stories, maybe film those early when she is still in Canada and put those in other episodes? Anyway, I've read AGAIN some pretty rude things about this (mainly on twitter and when the pilot was announced) and think its wrong to blame her for wanting to further her career.