Psych: The Movie 2 has a new title … and a later premiere date

Psych: The MovieIt’s been a long time since we’ve had a lot of news to hand down on Psych: The Movie 2 … we just wish that everything that we had to say on the subject today was entirely of the pleasant variety.

According to a new report coming out today from Deadline, the upcoming movie Project is going to be titled Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. The title is a clear nod to the state of things for Timothy Omundson’s character, who is going to be a huge part of the upcoming event. After suffering an injury, Lassiter is going to find himself in a Recovery Center, one that is going to be surrounded by all sorts of chaos. What more? Then check out the official synopsis for the project below:

“Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Gus return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, our heroes find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones, or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever.”

Now, this is where things start to get a little bit more polarizing. First and foremost, there is the news that the movie is being delayed until 2020, hardly something we wanted to hear. Given when the movie first filmed, it seems like there is plenty of time in order to get it on the air at some point before the end of the year.

The problem is that NBCUniversal, the parent company for USA Network, has decided that Psych 2 is best suited for the launch of their upcoming Peacock streaming service. The name for the service was announced earlier today, and it looks as though the movie is going to be one of the things to help get it off the ground. From a business standpoint, we get it —  this is a way to take advantage of an extremely successful property in order to get people on board watching something new. Yet, it does also stink that for everyone who has watched Psych on USA Network for so many years. We’re a big fan of a of a show staying on its original home, and not jumping between one medium in the next for no real reason. If the move does help us get a third Psych movie down the line, maybe we won’t be so upset about it. As it is, though, it is kind of a bummer to have to wait, and also have to pick up another streaming service in order to see it.

 Is it possible that this movie will eventually air on USA? We certainly wouldn’t rule it out, but nothing has been confirmed at the moment.

 For now, we want to hear from you guys. What do you think about this movie being moved to the streaming service, and do you at least like the title? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: USA.)

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