The USA network dramedy follows Shawn, a fake psychic who is hired to consult on cases as a “psychic detective” for the Santa Barbara Police Department, and his best friend, Gus, who is actually a pharmaceutical sales rep and somehow gets roped into all of Shawn’s cases.
Throughout the series, which ran for eight seasons from 2006 to 2014, the detective duo have to keep up Shawn’s psychic appearances while actually solving crimes. Luckily, the partners are smart, run fast from danger and hilariously get out of trouble with the help of witty code names and elaborate backstories.
The pseudo detectives are assisted by the actual police, consisting of a grumpy detective named Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson), who is also Shawn’s love interest, and chief Karen Vick (Kirsten Nelson). Shawn’s dad, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), a retired cop, also steps in to teach him life lessons and bail him out of trouble from time to time.
In 2017, the gang reunited for a TV movie called Psych: The Movie, which resulted in Shawn and Jules finally getting married. Two additional films, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home and Psych 3: This Is Gus, premiered in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
“The Psych-os are the best,” Hill told TVFanatic in November 2021 ahead of the third installment. “They’ve been on this journey with us since 2006. We’re now in 2021. And the love just keeps building and growing.”
Lawson echoed the sentiment, expressing her surprise at the show’s staying power. “When we talk about Psych, it’s not this thing of the past, like, we’re still in this adventure,” she said.
The Kentucky native added that she felt the third film brought something fresh to the table. “Psych is definitely growing up. I definitely feel that more in this movie maybe than I ever have,” she said.
Scroll below to see what the cast of the crime series has been up to since it wrapped in 2014.