The third season of Psych originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 18, 2008 to February 20, 2009. It consisted of 16 episodes. James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen, and Kirsten Nelson reprised their roles as the main characters. James Roday portrayed Shawn Spencer, a fake psychic detective who periodically consults for the Santa Barbara police department. A DVD of the season was released on July 21, 2009.
Gus' supervisor, Frankjim Ogletree, demands that he quit moonlighting at Psych, lest he face termination. The vice-president of Gus' pharmaceutical company, however, decides to hire the duo as his wife believes that their home is haunted.
Shawn and Gus attend their high school reunion. Shawn sees a body fly past a window, but on further inspection the body has vanished. When Gus assumes the worst, and Lassiter refuses to help, Shawn seeks assistance from Juliet.
Shawn and Gus get hired by the son of daredevil Dutch "The Clutch" Jenkins. They have to figure out what's going on, after "accidents" keep happening to The Clutch.
Henry's brother, Jack, claims that he has a map that leads to buried treasure. Shawn and Gus assist Jack in his search for the treasure, but it turns out that Jack has got more going on than meets the eye.
Eugene Franks, arrested by Henry in 1978 for plotting to bomb the SBPD, is released after his conviction is quashed by the D.A. When Shawn is instructed to solve the case, his father insists on helping him; however, the case is not as clear cut as he once thought.
Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a safety inspector aboard an offshore oil rig. The investigation is complicated by the commander of the coast guard, Barbara Dunlap, Chief Vick's sister.
A surveillance tape from the latest robbery in a string of break-ins leads Shawn to believe that women are the culprits. He further narrows the suspects down to a local roller derby team and suggests that in order to pinpoint the people responsible, Juliet needs to go undercover as a member of their team.
Gus is taken hostage at the Santa Barbara Savings and Loan Bank while making a deposit for Shawn.
Shawn and Gus investigate a department store Santa who they suspect is up to no good. Meanwhile, Gus' sister flies in for Christmas.
When Shabby the sea lion is found dead after being released into the wild, Shawn sets out to prove it was murder and stumbles onto a bigger mystery.
Shawn and Gus must prove Lassiter's innocence when he's on the hook for a murder inside of the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Shawn and Gus join up with a local firehouse to prove a series of arsons are more than they seem.
Shawn and Gus go undercover at a professional football training camp when the foot of the team's missing kicker is discovered.
Shawn and Gus must prove a pathological liar is telling the truth in order to stop an assassination plot.
Shawn and Gus are hired by a childhood friend to find a missing camp counselor who disappeared near their old sleep-away campgrounds. Upon their arrival, spooky activity abounds and they must uncover if the dark past of the abandoned camp has come back to life.
After eluding capture and disappearing eight years ago, the famed Yin Yang serial killer is back, and he's set his sights on Shawn.