Psych (2006–2014)

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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)
 Gus 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 / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2014)


Think you are psychic? Well so does Shawn Spencer. 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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7 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Kirsten Nelson was pregnant in real life when she auditioned for her role as Interim Chief Karen Vick. During the first few episodes, she gave birth; from that time on she had to wear a fake pregnant stomach for the remainder of her character's pregnant period, to compensate for her diminishing belly. See more »


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 »


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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Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more »


Referenced in Mad: X-Games: First Class/Criminal Minecraft (2011) See more »


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Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Well done
20 July 2006 | by (San Diego) – See 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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