Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 27. All times are Eastern.
Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. (USA, 10 p.m.): The latest American crime story to be reopened in primetime has American Crime Story bona fides: This time-hopping take on hip-hop’s most infamous cold cases—the first in USA’s own true-crime anthology, Unsolved—boasts People V. O.J. Simpson’s Anthony Hemingway as a showrunner. And he’s hardly the only one bringing relevant experience to the table: Marcc Rose previously played Tupac Shakur in Straight Outta Compton, while Josh Duhamel—playing the cop whose 2006 investigation into The Notorious B.I.G.’s murder resurrects speculation about the connections between his death and Shakur’s—can currently be seen unraveling a very different kind of conspiracy during commercial breaks. They’re joined by a squad of Peak TV ringers (Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Harney) and Wavyy Jonez, the rapper making his acting debut as the late Biggie Smalls.
Winter Break (MTV, 10:30 p.m.): Before MTV regurgitates the original cast of Jersey Shore onto their old beach-town hangout, the channel sends a different group of drama-prone randos into the frozen wilderness. Maybe these ones don’t have to come back.