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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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Steve Franks
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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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All the law. None of the order. 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 »

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Several Psych cast and crew members have crossed paths before. Tim Matheson, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Carlos Jacott, Elden Hensen, Tamara Mello, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Dulè Hill appeared in She's All That (1999). Anna Paquin, Gabrielle Union, and Paul Walker are also mentioned, but don't make appearances. See more »

Goofs

We see Shawn constantly ask the detectives working with him (or the detectives themselves) to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found SFPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Monk and the detective's to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

Quotes

Shawn Spencer: Gus, don't be a melted chocolate chip cookie.
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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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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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