Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. is irredeemably wack

Why is it so hard to make a good movie about Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.? The intertwined story of the two ’90s rappers—who became iconic, mural-sized martyrs after being gunned down, just six months apart, in 1996/1997—has all the makings of a compelling drama, from their nigh-mythological upbringings, to a…

Psych’s James Roday and Dulé Hill on Christmas movies and TV revivals, including their own

Break out the pineapples and Peanuts dance—the Psych detective agency has a new case. Three years after the series finale of USA’s blue-skies dramedy, James Roday and Dulé Hill are reteaming as best friends turned police consultants who were always a step (or three) ahead of their clients. In Psych: The Movie, Shawn…

USA picks up Josh Duhamel-starring Biggie Smalls/Tupac Shakur true crime series

Famous, real-life murders are like catnip to TV networks these days, especially if the victims of those murders happened to famous people, and there are only a handful of murders—or murder victims—more famous than Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. The USA Network jumped on a chance to develop a true crime series based…

Colony’s second season ends with an alien close-up and a armed showdown

What’s most significant about “Ronin,” the title of the second-season finale of Colony, is that it’s a sobriquet that could arguably be applied to each of the characters for different reasons. It refers to a wandering samurai, one who has lost their master, either through the death or fall of their lord or by falling…

Mr. Robot will boot up for a third season on USA Network

In hardly surprising but still welcome news, USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for a third season, Variety reports. Sam Esmail’s stylish drama is already halfway through its second season, which has seen Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) cruisin’ for a bruisin’. It’s been a critical and ratings hit for USA, a fact that’s…

The last remnant of USA Network’s “blue sky” era, Royal Pains celebrates its 100th episode

In 100 Episodes, The A.V. Club examines the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity and/or longevity. This entry covers Royal Pains, which is in the middle of its eighth and final season. The show’s 100th episode airs this…