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Shooter Has Run Out of Lives After Three Seasons on USA

The Ryan Phillippe action series will end after the current season

Liam Mathews

Shooter will shoot its last shot.

USA has canceled the Ryan Phillippe-led action series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Sept. 13 Season 3 finale will also serve as the series finale.

Shooter -- about a guy who shoots a lot of things -- had a lot of difficulties throughout its run. Its series premiere was delayed twice for sensitivity reasons after mass shootings in summer 2016, and Season 2 was cut short after Phillippe broke his leg in an accident unrelated to the show. Season 3 was expanded from 10 to 13 episodes as a result. Season 3 premiered in June and is USA's lowest-rated show in the 18-49 demographic; it was USA's second-highest rated show in Season 1.

The series is based on a 2007 movie of the same name and tells the story of Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), who comes out of retirement to help thwart a plot to assassinate the president. Omar Epps and Gerald McRaney also star.

The cancellation comes not long after USA canceled sci-fi drama Colony after three seasons. Its current roster includes The Sinner, Mr. Robot and Queen of the South.

Shooter airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA.

​Ryan Phillippe, Shooter

Ryan Phillippe, Shooter

USA Network, Eddy Chen/USA Network