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Shooter delayed by USA Network, again

By on July 18, 2016


USA Network has once again decided to postpone its upcoming drama Shooter in the wake of a real-life shooting.

This time, the Baton Rouge, LA shootings have urged the basic cabler to push the show to the fall season. Just last week, USA Network moved Shooter from July 19 to July 26 after the Dallas, TX mass shooting.

Shooter is based on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg movie. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Swagger, an “expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president”. Omar Epps co-stars as Secret Service agent Isaac Johnson, who was in the Marines together with Swagger and asks his assistance on a clandestine operation that ends very badly. The premiere episode boils down to a remake of the movie, but includes a shooting that is all too similar to the Baton Rouge and Dallas shootings.

Previously, USA Network postponed the season premiere of Mr. Robot in the wake of the live on-air shooting of a TV reporter from Moneta, VA. TNT postponed the season premiere of The Last Ship after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.