USA Network has just pulled its Mark Wahlberg-produced drama, ‘Shooter,’ off its Summer slate. After pushing its premiere date twice out of respect for the police killed in shootings in the last month, the network will now instead, place it on its Fall lineup.
“After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of Shooter to the fall,” the network said in a statement today. The show, starring Ryan Phillippe, and based on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg movie of the same name does not yet have an official premiere date at this time.
On July 11, USA had postponed the original premiere date to July 26 following the death of five police officers in Texas; however, with numerous police shootings in Baton Rouge, the network felt it was “just not the right time” to debut the show, sources told our sister publication, Deadline.
In the show, Ryan, 41, plays former Marine Bob Lee Swagger, who places himself in self-imposed exile, but is forced out by Secret Service agent Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps). Together, they work to prevent a possible attempt to assassinate the president.
This isn’t the first time USA Network has put the events of the world in front of their slate. The season one finale of Mr. Robot — the network’s hugest show — was delayed after a Moneta, Va. reporter was shot on live TV.