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USA Network Delays “Shooter” Premiere Again


L-R: Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps in “Shooter”; Dean Buscher/USA Network(NEW YORK) — The USA Network has postponed the premiere of its new series Shooter for a second time.

The drama will now debut in the fall in the wake of the shootings that have plagued the news in recent weeks. Most recently, three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed by a gunman on Sunday.

“After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of Shooter to the fall,” a USA Network rep confirmed in a statement to ABC Radio.

Just last week, the cable network delayed the premiere of Shooter by one week, to July 26, following the shooting in Dallas earlier in the month that left five officers dead.

Shooter, based on the best-selling Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact and the 2007 film Shooter, will star Ryan Phillippe as a sniper in exile who returns to action after learning of a plot to kill the president.

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