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

Genres:

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:

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

With the exception of Emilio Estevez who appeared in name only as one of Shawn's aliases, and Paul Gleason, every main actor and actress from The Breakfast Club (1985) appeared in the series. Judd Nelson appeared in the episode "Death is in the Air", Molly Ringwald appeared in the episode "Shawn Interrupted", Ally Sheedy appeared in the episodes involving the Yin-Yang killer and "Psych: The Musical", Anthony Michael Hall appeared in "No Trout About It" and the beginning of season eight, and John Kapelos appeared in two episodes ("Santa Barbarian Candidate" and "1967: A Psych Odyssey"). 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 »

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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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Well done
20 July 2006 | by dmitrirlcSee all my reviews

It is unusual to find an intelligent comedy out there in the TV wasteland, but 'Psych' is unusual in many aspects. The writing is quick, intelligent and witty plus the acting is fast-paced and done in an almost believable way even though the premise would be considered far-fetched by some. The storyline does cause the watcher to look at the clues that are given and try to figure out who did what and to whom. James Roday is perfect for the part that he plays, bringing to the part some of the comic timing and zaniness that he showed in 'Repli-Kate', one of his earlier movies. This series shows that he has refined his craft since then. I hope that this series is given the respect and audience that it deserves


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