"If ever there was a time for USA Network to revamp its 'blue sky' era, it’s now, when comforting TV is as in demand as prestige dramas or high-concept shows," says Danette Chavez. "The closest we’ve gotten in recent months is a set of Peacock ads disguised as a Monk reunion and the cast of Psych joining fans (virtually) for 'Psychtacular binge-a-thons' back in April. Now, along with some bleaker options, Peacock’s lined up the next best thing for its launch—Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, the latest installment in Steve Franks’ TV movie franchise based on a TV series. It’s been nearly three years since Franks and his co-writer James Roday Rodriguez (the actor recently changed his name) kicked off their ersatz continuation series with Psych: The Movie, a joyful affair that reunited the cast and made a great addition to the holiday movie canon. But Lassie Come Home doesn’t spend much time catching us up on the interim adventures of Shawn Spencer (Rodriguez), Burton 'Gus' Guster (Dulé Hill), Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson), and of course, Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson). In true Psych fashion, after a mysterious opening, the movie throws an only slightly less enthusiastic Shawn and Gus right into their next case, which centers on one of their own."