Network Delays Launch Of New Show ‘Shooter’ After Dallas Attack

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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The cable network USA will delay the premier of its latest series called “Shooter” following the deadly attack in Dallas.

The premier of the Ryan Phillippe series “Shooter” will now air later in the month following an attack on police officers at a peaceful protest last week that left five officers dead and another seven injured in Dallas, the network said in a statement Monday. (RELATED: Snoop Dogg Holds Press Conference With LA Mayor, Police Chief After Dallas Shooting)

Dallas Police respond after shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas. Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/Handout via REUTERS

(photo: Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/Handout via REUTERS)

“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.” (RELATED: Stevie Wonder Addresses Dallas Sniper Shooting Before Concert)

The series is based on the novel and movie called “Point of impact,” which centers around a Marine sniper veteran from the Vietnam War that comes out of retirement for one last mission only to find he is the one being hunted and has to use his skills to stay alive, according to Amazon.