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 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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Storyline

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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Trivia

To add tropical warmth to the show, lots of greenery was added to the scenes, and the show employed a large greenery department to handle it. See more »

Goofs

Gus & Shawn will occasionally mention eating Japadogs, which at the time of filming, were street vendors located only in Vancouver, Canada where the show was filmed and not in Santa Barbara, California where it is supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

Burton 'Gus' Guster: Shawn? What the heck are you doing here?
Shawn Spencer: I should ask you the same question.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: I work here!
Shawn Spencer: I should ask you a different question.
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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 AP Stats Police: Fredonia (2016) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Great Comedy-Mystery Writing
7 July 2006 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

Great comedy-writing characters continue on USA! What a wonderful first episode! I am hooked. Shawn Spencer is my new hero-sleuth! The first episode managed to mix the introduction of all the characters into a deftly woven plot full of fun.

I enjoyed James Roday's timing. He's got a character down pat on the first try. Dulé Hill is wonderful as Roday's partner in crimes. The rest of the cast is very good. The dating cops and the female interim Chief of Police round out a good cast that will welcome Corbin Bernsen as Spencer's ex-cop dad.

Once again, there is a reason to stay home on Friday nights!


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7 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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