• Publication date: November 21, 2011

Psych Season 3

A pseudo psychic and his partner help the Santa Barbara Police Department unravel cold cases and confusing crimes.

Fans of Monk will surely enjoy its close companion, Psych the story of Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a police officer’s son instructed from an early age in the skill of observation.  Despite Shawn’s incredible gift for interpreting clues around him, he is reluctant to follow in his father’s footsteps, refusing to accept a career in law enforcement and instead opting for low paying odd jobs.

Yet when all his funds are depleted, and no more minimum wage jobs are to be found, Shawn redresses himself as a full-fledged psychic, and offers his services to the local police department.  Skeptical of his legitimacy, though certainly awed by what appears to be extrasensory ability, police chief Karen Vick (Kristen Nelson) enlists the up and coming sleuth, warning him that if he is a fraud, he will be prosecuted.

With Vick’s threat hovering over his shoulders Shawn soon begins work, accompanied by best friend and former pharmaceutical sales rep Gus (Dule Hill).  Viewers may recognize Hill from his role in The West Wing as Charlie Young, a no nonsense presidential aide.  Other focal characters include loving father and retired police sergeant Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), blatantly skeptical and uptight head detective Lassie (Timothy Omundson), and eventual love interest Jules O'Hara, depicted by Maggie Lawson of Crumbs notoriety.

This season Gus must choose between his career in pharmaceuticals or full-time work at the Psych agency, while Shawn's high school reunion is spoiled by a murder.  Veteran actress Cybill Shepherd joins the cast permanently as Shawn's mother, psychiatrist Madeleine Spencer.  Psych delivers suspense, laughs, oddities, and romance all in one tightly knit package.  Audience reaction has been positive and the program has managed to span six seasons with no immediate end in sight.


  • James Roday
  • Dulé Hill.
  • Timothy Omundson
  • Maggie Lawson
  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Kirsten Nelson

Created By: Steve Franks

Rating: TV-PG