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Introduction

PSYCH == is a quick-witted comedy/drama starring James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that Santa Barbara PD detectives think he’s psychic. Psych also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as his disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child. Also featured are Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson.

Psych was created by Steve Franks ("Big Daddy"), who also serves as executive producer, along with Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchack, in association with Tagline Television and NBC Universal Television Studios. Co-executive producers include Saladin Patterson ("Frasier") and Josh Bycel ("American Dad"). Serving as producers are Andy Berman, Anupam Nigam and Kell Cahoon. Tim Meltreger is staff writer.

Psych continues USA's tradition of original scripted programming centering on quirky, intelligent characters. As with Monk, Psych mixes comedy with its crime and features a somewhat eccentric lead character – Shawn, a police Psychic with absolutely no psychic abilities.

Raised in Santa Barbara by a family of cops, Shawn possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry, who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest of details from his surroundings as a way of grooming him for his inevitable career in the family business. Unfortunately, when a rift develops between father and son, Shawn finds himself taking a series of random jobs instead of becoming the detective he was groomed to be.

However, for the fun of it, Shawn makes a habit of calling in tips to the police about cases he reads about or sees on television, and when one of his tips appears too close to the truth, the police are convinced that Shawn is an accomplice and arrest him.

Using his charm and well-tuned talent, Shawn convinces the cops that he's actually a psychic, and although highly skeptical of his explanation, they hire him to help solve tough cases. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend Gus, Shawn uses his skills of observation and charismatic personality to become the detective he was trained to be, opening his own PI agency – Psych – and solving cases for an ever-suspicious, but grudgingly impressed, police force.

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Main Cast

The Show

Season 1

  • PILOT
  • THE SPELLINGG BEE
  • SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE
  • WOMAN SEEKING DEAD HUSBAND -- SMOKERS OKAY, NO PETS
  • WHO YA GONNA CALL?
  • 9 LIVES
  • WEEKEND WARRIORS
  • SHAWN VS. THE RED PHANTOM
  • FORGET ME NOT
  • CLOUDY CHANCE OF MURDER
  • SCARY SHERRY: BIANCA'S TOAST
  • GAME, SET ... MUUURDER
  • FROM EARTH TO STARBUCKS
  • HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT, HE LOVES ME, OOPS, HE'S DEAD
  • POKER? I BARELY KNOW HER

Season 2


  • PSY VS. PSY
  • AMERICAN DUOS
  • SIXTY FIVE MILLION YEARS OFF
  • ZERO TO MURDER IN SIXTY SECONDS
  • AND DOWN THE STRETCH COMES MURDER
  • MEAT IS MURDER BUT MURDER IS ALSO MURDER
  • IF YOU'RE SO SMART, THEN WHY ARE YOU DEAD?
  • ROB-A-BYE BABY
  • BOUNTY HUNTERS
  • DIS-LODGED
  • GUS' DAD MAY HAVE KILLED AN OLD GUY
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MIRA
  • THE OLD AND THE RESTLESS
  • BLACK AND TAN: A CRIME OF FASHION
  • LIGHTS, CAMERA... HOMICIDIO
  • SHAWN (AND GUS) OF THE DEAD

Season 3


  • GHOSTS
  • MURDER? ... ANYONE? ... ANYONE? ... BUELLER?
  • DAREDEVILS!!
  • THE GREATEST ADVENTURE IN HISTORY OF BASIC CABLE
  • DISCO DIDN'T DIE. IT WAS MURDERED!
  • THERE MIGHT BE BLOOD
  • TALK DERBY TO ME
  • GUS WALKS INTO A BANK
  • CHRISTMAS JOY
  • SIX FEET UNDER THE SEA
  • LASSIE DID A BAD BAD THING
  • EARTH, WIND AND... WAIT FOR IT
  • ANY GIVEN FRIDAY NIGHT AT 10PM, 9PM CENTRAL
  • TRUER LIES
  • TUESDAY THE 17TH
  • AN EVENING WITH MR. YANG

Season 4


  • EXTRADITION: BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • HE DEAD
  • HIGH NOON-ISH
  • THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS... AND IN THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM
  • SHAWN GETS THE YIPS
  • BOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE
  • HIGH TOP FADE OUT
  • LET'S GET HAIRY
  • SHAWN TAKES A SHOT IN THE DARK
  • YOU CAN'T HANDLE THIS EPISODE
  • THRILL SEEKERS AND HELL RAISERS
  • A VERY JULIET EPISODE
  • DEATH IS IN THE AIR
  • THINK TANK
  • THE HEAD, THE TAIL, THE WHOLE DAMN EPISODE
  • MR. YIN PRESENTS

Season 5


  • ROMEO & JULIET & JULIET
  • FEET DON'T KILL ME NOW
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE... ENCOUNTERS
  • CHIVALRY IS NOT DEAD... BUT SOMEONE IS
  • SHAWN AND GUS IN DRAG (RACING)
  • VIAGRA FALLS
  • FERRY TALE
  • SHAWN 2.0
  • ONE, MAYBE TWO, WAYS OUT

Psych returns to the USA Network Nov 10th 2010

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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

  • Shassie- refers to the pairing of Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
  • Shules- refers to the pairing of Shawn Spencer/Juliet O'Hara
  • Shus- refers to the pairing of Shawn Spencer/Burton Guster
  • Gules - refers to the pairing of Gus/Juliet

Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan community.

Kerfluffles

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Influential communities

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Influential fanworks

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Fandom members

See also Category:Psych fans.

Fandom size

See also Psych LiveJournal community size.

External links

See also

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