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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Roday ...  Shawn Spencer / ... 121 episodes, 2006-2014
Dulé Hill ...  Burton Guster / ... 121 episodes, 2006-2014
Timothy Omundson ...  Carlton Lassiter / ... 121 episodes, 2006-2014
Maggie Lawson ...  Juliet O'Hara / ... 120 episodes, 2006-2014
Corbin Bernsen ...  Henry Spencer 120 episodes, 2006-2014
Kirsten Nelson ...  Karen Vick 119 episodes, 2006-2014
Liam James ...  Young Shawn 60 episodes, 2006-2010
Sage Brocklebank ...  Buzz McNab / ... 57 episodes, 2006-2014
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Storyline

Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer makes his living pretending to be. 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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it took Shawn Spencer 57 different jobs to find his calling... See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Official Sites:

USA Network [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16 : 9
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Trivia

The vampire themed episode "This Episode Sucks" season six, episode three features three vampire themed guest stars. First is Corey Feldman from The Lost Boys (1987), and the second is Tom Lenk from the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). The third is Kristy Swanson, who starred in the original movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). As Corey Feldman turns around to the camera, "Cry Little Sister" from The Lost Boys (1987) soundtrack is playing in the background. See more »

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Shawn often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigation being compromised. Since he has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that the Santa Barbara DA would allow Shawn to perform the actions that he does. See more »

Quotes

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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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Thumbs up!
8 July 2006 | by WinBearSee all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good pilot. I was laughing pretty consistently throughout. I also enjoyed his observational skills and the way the special effects team highlighted them. The buddy relationship between Shawn and Gus was fun and I liked the dramatic tension between Shawn and his Dad, especially considering dad's feelings on psychics and private investigators. The supporting cast at the police station was adequate with the chief really shining compared to the two detectives having an affair.

I also liked how they used Gus' very focused vocation-based observation skills to give Shawn a hand at solving the crime at the end. The whole conversation about Shawn needing Gus to take notes because Shawn zones out really rang true for me, plus Shawn occasionally needs the 'everyman view' for something he hadn't considered.

I give this a thumbs up. It's one of the few summer shows I've picked up and so far, it is clearly the winner.


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