‘Shooter’ series moved to fall due to Dallas sniper attack

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) — With gun violence all over the news these days, USA Network has opted to delay its drama series Shooter until fall.

This is the second time the network has pushed the series, first from July 19 to July 26, but with so much gun violence in the headlines right now, it decided to push it even further, Variety reported.

“In light of recent tragic events and out of respect for the victims, their families and our viewers, we have decided to postpone the premiere date for the upcoming USA Network series Shooter, to July 26,” a USA spokesperson said when the network announced the first delay.

The network remains committed to the show, however, despite deadly shootings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Orlando. Production on the series in continuing uninterrupted in Santa Clarita, Calif., TVLine reported.

Based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film, Ryan Phillippe stars as a highly decorated ex-marine sniper lured back into that role after he learns of a plot to kill the president.

USA Network, in August 2015, delayed the final episode of Mr. Robot, involving an on-air suicide after a real life on-air TV reporter ended his life on live TV in Moneta, Va.

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