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.
Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer (James Roday) makes his living pretending to be. Shawn and his best friend Burton "Gus" Gu ster (Dulé Hill) own a business called "Psych". They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with the 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?
Shawn Spencer (James Roday) tells Chief of Police Karen Vick (Kirsten Nelson) that he is a psychic in order to get himself out of some hot water; this leads him to dragging his best friend Burton "Gus" Guster to a kidnapping case, after solving that, Shawn and Gus continue to solve crimes for the Santa Barbara Police Department along with Karen Vick, Juliet O'Hara (Maggie Lawson), Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), and Shawn's dad, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen).