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The Best Seasons of 'Psych'

Updated July 31, 2020 1.4k votes 443 voters 19.3k views8 items

All the seasons of Psych have been funny, but which seasons really stand out? Using pretend psychic abilities, Shawn Spencer helps the Santa Barbara Police Department solve crimes. Some of the most memorable episodes of Psych come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Psych seasons focus on the friendship of Shawn and Gus, while other good seasons focus on crime-solving. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Psych are, let's rank every Psych season from best to worst.

Psych is a comedy-drama detective series starring James Roday and Dule Hill. Psych premiered on USA Network on July 7, 2006. Ending in 2014 after eight seasons, Psych continued its legacy in 2017 with Psych: The Movie.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Psych, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Psych not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Psych?" and "Which season of Psych is the best?" then this list will have you covered. It can be hard to put one Psych season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Psych - Season 6

    The sixth season of Psych premiered on October 12, 2011 and contains 16 episodes. This season dives deeper into Shawn and Juliet's relationship.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Shawn Rescues Darth Vader," "The Tao of Gus," and "Santabarbaratown."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Gus and Lassie go clubbing with Henry.
    • Shawn investigates the guys' hangover.
    • Henry is shot.
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  • 2

    Psych - Season 5

    The fifth season of Psych premiered on July 14, 2010 and contains 16 episodes. This season finds Shawn and Gus working extra hard to get investigation gigs.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Romeo and Juliet and Juliet," "Dual Spires," and "Yang 3 in 2D."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Shawn uses Allison to get to Yin.
    • Psych gets the Twin Peaks treatment.
    • Shawn and Gus go to the Police Academy.
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    Psych - Season 3

    The third season of Psych premiered on July 18, 2008 and contains 16 episodes. This season finds Shawn and Gus taking on even more complicated and zany cases.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Ghosts," "There Might Be Blood," and "An Evening with Mr. Yang."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Shawn's mother comes to town.
    • Gus gets taken hostage.
    • Shawn's mother is kidnapped.
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    Psych - Season 2

    The second season of Psych premiered on July 13, 2007 and contains 16 episodes. This season gives viewers a chance to learn more about Shawn and Gus' past.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "American Duos," "Meat Is Murder, But Murder Is Also Murder," and "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Shawn and Gus perform in the finale of "American Duos".
    • Gus' parents get arrested for murder.
    • A mummy disappears.
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