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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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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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Fake Psychic. Real Detectives. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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:

Aiškiaregys See more »

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Spencer's mother, played by Cybill Shepherd, is called Madeleine, as a nod for her character in show Moonlighting (1985), Madeleine (Maddie) Hayes. 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: Good morning, detectives! Collecting donations for the Policeman's Ball?
Carlton Lassiter: We don't have balls.
Shawn Spencer: I honestly have no response for that.
Carlton Lassiter: Need I remind you, Mr. Spencer, what happens when you interfere with a police investigation?
Shawn Spencer: Uhhh... The case gets solved?
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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 Mad: X-Games: First Class/Criminal Minecraft (2011) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Clever and absolute fun to watch!
8 July 2006 | by Merang0See all my reviews

The first episode was a delight and so much fun to watch. They have managed to pick a fantastic buddy team that has perfect timing. Plenty of hearty laughs with this one.

It's unusual for a pilot to have well developed characters, but Psych does dispose of this stereotype.

The series does give us (the audience) a chance to think for ourselves and allows us to figure out "who dun it?" before Sean does. There are even little kinks here and there to throw us off. I like that.

I can't wait to see more episodes, and I'm setting up a season pass on the DVR.

Good job USA!


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