The premiere of Shooter has been rescheduled to July 26, a week later than the original air date.
In the wake of yet another tragedy, USA has opted to postpone the premiere of forthcoming series Shooter.
The sniper drama, which opens with the sound of a gunshot along with real-life images of historical incidents of gun violence, is being held a week given the recent attack in downtown Dallas where, in the wee hours of July 7, a heavily armed sniper with a checkered military background gunned down a cadre of police officers, leaving five of them dead.
“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 network spokesperson said Monday in a statement. The unfortunately titled series’ 10-episode first season had been set to launch at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, July 19.
Source: Hollywood Reporter