USA Network Monday said it has postponed the July 19 premiere of its new dramatic series Shooter following last week's horrific police shooting in Dallas.
The series, based on the 2007 movie of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg, will now debut on July 26. Shooter, starring Ryan Phillipe, centers on a U.S. veteran and American hero who is trying to clear his name after beng wrongly accused of a crime.
“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,” the network said in a statement.
USA last August delayed the final episode of freshman series Mr. Robot, which featured a fictional on-air shooting, in light of a real-life shooting of a local TV reporter in Virginia.
TNT last month delayed the season three premiere of The Last Ship, which depicted a mass shooting, in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.