Psych (2006–2014)

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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.


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Series cast summary:
 Shawn Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Gus Guster / ... (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Carlton Lassiter (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Henry Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Juliet O'Hara (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Karen Vick (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Young Shawn (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
 Buzz McNab / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2014)


Think you are psychic? Well so does Shawn Spencer. Shawn and his best friend Gus own a business called Psych. They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with Santa Barbara police department as psychics. Shawn and Gus go through many ups and downs trying to keep the ruse up. Can they pretend forever? Or is the world they built going to come crumbling down?

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Fake Psychic. Real Detectives. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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7 July 2006 (USA)  »

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To add tropical warmth to the show, lots of greenery is added to the scenes, and the show employs a large greenery department to handle it. See more »


Gus & Shawn will occasionally mention eating Japadogs, which at the time of filming, were street vendors located only in Vancouver, Canada where the show was filmed and not in Santa Barbara, California where it is supposed to take place. See more »


Shawn Spencer: Dude. Some guy in a wolf costume with a light saber just said hi to you.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: [evasive] I don't know that guy.
Shawn Spencer: He looked right at you.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: He was mistaken.
Shawn Spencer: He said, 'Hi, Gus.' And then, another dude with a cape and a codpiece gave you a half-nod.
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Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more »


Referenced in IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) See more »


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Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Really good!
7 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this show was really good and entertaining. A lot are saying that its like Monk, but I honestly don't see any real similarities, the story lines are completely different, and Psych adds a new kind of humor which I found hilarious. The only real likeness is that they are both detective shows. The main characters work very well together, and there was enough going on to make me want to keep watching, without being overwhelmed. The man playing Shawn Spencer (whose name I forgot) I thought was great and adorable, and I'm looking forward to watching him every week. I think it is a perfect companion show for Monk, a show I admire also. I gave it a 9 out of 10.

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