show_name = Psych
format = Drama / Comedy
location = White Rock, BC
runtime = approx. 43 minutes
James Roday Dulé Hill Timothy Omundson Maggie Lawson Kirsten Nelson Corbin Bernsen
opentheme = "I Know You Know" by The Friendly Indians
country = USA
July 7, 2006
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 38
list_episodes = List of Psych episodes
imdb_id = 0491738
tv_com_id = 59369
website = http://www.usanetwork.com/series/psych/
"Psych" is an American
comedy-drama television seriescreated by Steve Franksand broadcast on USA Network. The show stars James Rodayas Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara, CaliforniaPolice Department (SBPD) whose "heightened observational skills" [Season 1, episode 11: "My heightened observational skills are considered a gift by most, but I'm here to tell you, they can be a burden."] and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he is psychic. The program also stars Dulé Hillas Shawn's best friend, straight man, and reluctant partner Burton "Gus" Guster, as well as Corbin Bernsenas Shawn's captious father, Henry.
The series airs in the US on Friday nights at 10PM ET/PT on the
USA Network. During the second season, an animated segment was added to the series titled "The Big Adventures Of Little Shawn And Gus". "Psych" debuted July 7, 2006, immediately following the fifth season premiere of "Monk". The show was the highest-rated U.S. basic cabletelevision premiere of 2006.cite web| url = http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20060711usa01| title = "Psych" Debuts As This Year's Most-watched New Show in Basic Cable| publisher = The Futon Critic] The show was renewed for a fourth season starting in Summer 2009.
The new CBS series
The Mentalist's premise has several parallels to "Psych". The main characters in each have highly developed skills of observation and deduction, and they have used these abilities to pass themselves off as psychic. Also, both characters work as freelancers or consultants with local California law enforcement, largely to the consternation of their superiors.
* [http://www.psychtv.wikispaces.com "Psych" TV Wiki]
* [http://www.usanetwork.com/series/psych/ Official Site (USA Network)]
* [http://www.tvsquad.com/category/psych/ "Psych"] on
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