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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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Series cast summary:
...  Shawn Spencer 120 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Burton Guster 120 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Carlton Lassiter 120 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Henry Spencer 120 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Juliet O'Hara 119 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Karen Vick 119 episodes, 2006-2014
...  Young Shawn 60 episodes, 2006-2010
...  Buzz McNab / ... 57 episodes, 2006-2014
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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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Shawn is a San Diego Chargers fan. In one episode, he is seen wearing a Chargers sweatshirt. In "Forget Me Not", he screams "Run Ladanian!" while playing video games, as Gus walks in. While referring to Chargers ex-Running Back Ladanian Tomlinson. 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 »

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Shawn Spencer: How can you tell that someone's a compulsive liar? I mean, assuming that their pants aren't on fire.
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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 That Guy ... Who Was in That Thing 1 (2012) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Best Detective Comedy Since Monk
8 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Psych is one of the most interesting and comedic series to come out this year. After watching the pilot episodes with one of my friends we were both hooked. James Roday brings his character, Shawn Spencer, a laid back cynical sleuth to life. The witty dialogue is enough to keep anyone entertained for the duration of every episode so far. The character of Gus played by Dule Hill is a brilliant contrast to Raday's character, creating excellent chemistry showcasing how opposites make great television. Over all Psych is a clever, interesting, and hilarious show. Although its not completely original and some concepts are a little far fetched, I think it will entertain anyone who takes the time to tune in Friday evenings.


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