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

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 »

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Trivia

In this show, Timothy Omundson's character is openly skeptical of Shawn's psychic ability. In Starship Troopers (1997), he was a psychic. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shawn Spencer: Besides, this is a real-life television studio, Gus. What could be better?
Burton 'Gus' Guster: Eating my breakfast. I was having a poached egg with hollandaise sauce on an English muffin.
Shawn Spencer: Look, we'll solve it up quick. You'll be home in no time.
[pretends to answer phone]
Shawn Spencer: Hello? Dame Judi Dench called. She wants her breakfast back.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Friend Zone (2012) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Best Detective Comedy Since Monk
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Psych is one of the most interesting and comedic series to come out this year. After watching the pilot episodes with one of my friends we were both hooked. James Roday brings his character, Shawn Spencer, a laid back cynical sleuth to life. The witty dialogue is enough to keep anyone entertained for the duration of every episode so far. The character of Gus played by Dule Hill is a brilliant contrast to Raday's character, creating excellent chemistry showcasing how opposites make great television. Over all Psych is a clever, interesting, and hilarious show. Although its not completely original and some concepts are a little far fetched, I think it will entertain anyone who takes the time to tune in Friday evenings.


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