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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Steve Franks
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
James Roday Rodriguez ...  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 59 episodes, 2006-2010
Sage Brocklebank ...  Buzz McNab / ... 57 episodes, 2006-2014
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Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer (James Roday) makes his living pretending to be. Shawn and his best friend Burton "Gus" Gu ster (Dulé Hill) own a business called "Psych". They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with the 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? Written by Joshua Peterson

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All the law. None of the order. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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In season five, episode two, "Feet Don't Kill Me Now", Gus teaches Detective Carlton Lassiter how to tap dance. Lassiter was played by Timothy Omundson, who previously played riverdancing evil leprechaun Seamus McTiernan in the Disney television movie Luck of the Irish (2001). See more »

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Gus's company car is a Toyota Echo hatchback, which was only made available to Canadian consumers. See more »

Quotes

Burton 'Gus' Guster: You're taking my name off the lease and the door and these Frisbees.
Shawn Spencer: Gus, don't be ridiculous. Look, I'm almost positive this isn't a load-bearing wall. But if you're really concerned, why don't you jump up and down in the attic to make sure?
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Crazy Credits

Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more »

Alternate Versions

As of 2018, unlike the ION channel reruns which left the episodes uncut, the Hallmark Channel censors some of the language and suggestive humor despite it being mild. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Boy's Best Friend (2021) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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A Star is Born
23 December 2006 | by robert-head-1See all my reviews

Where did James Roday come from? Wow. I haven't seen anyone with this much star potential since Tom Cruise came onto the scene.

The show's premise is refreshingly plausible, despite the seemingly dozens of shows in recent years in which detectives with 'special powers' solve crimes. The twist is that he *doesn't* have special powers beyond excellent training by a dad with burdensome expectations.

Somehow it manages to combine youthful thirty-ish banter between buddies (Friends-style) with Monk-ish sleuthing and to charm our pants off at the same time.

The only weakness may be the cartoonish antagonism of officer Carlton Lassiter, who hates Shawn Spencer and denies his results beyond all reason. Hopefully, the writers will find a more comfortable space for the character to occupy.

Can't wait for the next season.


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7 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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