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Another Show Delays Its Premiere Following Another Mass Shooting

Shooter was originally set to premiere July 19th

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Merrill Barr

USA is postponing the premiere of its series Shooterfollowing last week's shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will now premiere July 26 instead of the originally scheduled July 19.

"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 spokesman for the network said.

Starring Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps, Shooter is an adaptation of the film of the same name. Shooter's pilot episode is mostly a remake of the first act of the original film, but also includes a harrowing shooting that's uncomfortably similar to recent real-world events.

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The news comes just weeks after TNT opted to delay the season three premiere of The Last Ship. That episode included a shootout in a Vietnamese nightclub and was set to air just days after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.