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Eric Dane (left) and Adam Baldwin star in TNT’s drama “The Last Ship,” which is about to start its third season. (TNT)

 

By LIZ MINIET

TNT’s hit show “The Last Ship,” which focuses on the crew of a Navy ship and the events after a worldwide epidemic, will no longer have its season 3 premiere tonight (Sunday, June 12). UPDATED: The new premiere date will be Sunday, June 19. The two-hour premiere will start at 9 p.m.

“As a result of the shootings this weekend in Orlando, tonight’s originally scheduled season premiere of ‘The Last Ship’ has been postponed,” the Turner network said in a statement Sunday. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families.”

“The Last Ship” regularly employs action violence, but the two-hour season premiere includes gunmen invading a Vietnamese nightclub and opening fire (leading to the abduction of several characters).

The Hollywood Reporter  and TVLine.com were among the first to report the schedule change. The show usually airs at 9 p.m. Sundays.

When “The Last Ship” does return, be sure to read our five reasons to check out the show.

 


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