USA Pushes Ryan Phillippe Show Shooter Back to the Fall

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In light of recent events, including the shooting deaths of three police officers by a former Marine in Baton Rouge, La. over the weekend, USA is further postponing its new drama Shooter. The drama starring Ryan Phillippe, which was supposed to premiere this Tuesday, is now being held until the fall, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

"After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of Shooter to the fall," a network rep said in a statement.

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Last week, USA announced that it would move , from July 19 to July 26, after five police officers were killed in Dallas, Tex.

Shooter follows Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a former Marine sniper who is tasked with saving the president from an assassination, and ends up becoming wrongly accused of a crime. It is based on the 2007 movie starring Mark Wahlberg, which was in turn based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact.

An exact premiere date for Shooter has not been set. Do you think USA made the right decision?

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Just got done with these series. Loved it. Perfectly set up for season 2
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What happened to the good ole days where TV stations would give their eye teeth for reality even vaguely meeting their programming? A PC world with ever lengthening fear and mourning.
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It's America, if they keep postponing it whenever there is a mass shooting they'll never air it.
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When would ever be a right time? There is always shooting somewhere.
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Put three episodes on demand or online and see if it creates a following. If it does then release it, if it doesn't the hold it until you feel comfortable releasing it.

Hopefully it sticks to the books more so than the movie.
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Growing up Ryan Phillippe and Ethan Hawke were like the coolest guys I've ever seen. He's aged well too. Wish he did more shows he really seem to pick thought provoking well written shows relevant to him somehow.I'll wait for this one.
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Well, that's a shame. The show probably could've made it as a summer series, but I doubt it'll survive the fall lineup.
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is this just a remake of the original movie turned into a series?
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If all shows have to be delayed because people in real life in the US are shot, there would never be any shows with shootings at all because gun massacres are a daily event there. The show and/or network doesn't respect anyone by delaying releases or episodes if the content is going to air, unchanged, a little while later if they are serious about not causing offence. What is the memory retention of Americans? and will they cancel the show outright if tensions continue to rise?
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I don't understand why world events should impact a FICTIONAL TV show

The Yanks are so dense that they won't even ban guns so why should people who watch fictional TV shows be punished for this?

Waiting for things to calm down will not work - because we live a fucked up world where another disaster will strike so will USA postpone it again until they decide to scrap it?

BTW i am not a callous cunt - i sympathise with the victims' families and such but i just don't get why entertainment has to be postponed when this shit happens pretty much every week - especially in Yank land
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Here's a thought...how about cancelling it all together?

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I think the delays might have more to do with the fact that recent attacks have involved police as targets rather than just the fact that there have been recent attacks/shootings in general. I say that because, based on the promo for the show, it looks like the season (or quite a few episodes) is going to have the same premise as the movie, and the protagonist in the movie was facing off against both federal and local law enforcement (with one cop even being involved in the conspiracy to setup the protagonist) at one point or another.

So, maybe USA is thinking that airing a show where law enforcement agents are the bad guys/antagonists isn't necessarily in good taste right now? Especially if the guy shoots any of them.
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I was thinking along the same lines -- plus it's a former sniper that's the protagonist. But is simply delaying it by a little bit going to change anything? Methinks not, and so they shouldn't bother. USA has only put a bullseye on the show.
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this seems like a good show but USA is killing it with these moves.
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No they didn't
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I was thinking the same thing as evil-monkey and glee21217. If they wait to air this when there's no problems in the world, it will never be aired. I always think of both sides when there's a problem because there's always 2 versions. Why is it ok to have a show like Homeland which isn't reality but I'm sure people who watch it think it's true. In the animal world, they fight for their territory, their food. Why are humans doing that too?
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I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I dont think it needs a tv show. That being said, Ryan Phillippe would make a great supporting character, not the lead.
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I agree with evil-monkey. Sad to say I this day and age if they are waiting for a time that there's no mass attacks then it will never air.
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I think it'll end up being quietly dropped.
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