‘Shooter’ Canceled After Three Seasons at USA Network

Lawrence Kim
August 16, 2018

Deadline reports the network has cancelled the TV show after three seasons. The decision comes as Shooter has crossed the midpoint mark of its 13-episode Season 3 run. Despite lukewarm reviews, it was embraced by viewers - a large part of them in the heartland - instantly becoming one of USA Network's highest rated series. 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. Sibling Paramount Network, recently relaunched as Viacom's leading brand for original scripted series, is a logical destination and I hear that there have been conversations but they appear to have stalled.

The series has been underperforming in the ratings this year, with a 0.2 live + same day average rating throughout its third season with 738,000 average viewers, half of the 0.4 L+SD average of its previous season.

Based on the Stephen Hunter novel and 2007 film, the action drama centers on expert marksman Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), who is coaxed back into action for the most important mission of his lifetime.

The series was developed by writer/executive producer John Hlavin (Blood Drive), joined by fellow EPs in movie star Mark Wahlberg via his Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Entertainment's Stephen Levinson, as well as Lorenzo di Bonaventura. He's joined by former House co-star Omar Epps and a pair of alumni from The CW's Arrowverse shows in Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

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