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TNT Delays 'The Last Ship' Premiere After Orlando Tragedy, Episode Included Nightclub Shooting

by Philiana Ng 2:42 PM PDT, June 13, 2016
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UPDATE: On Tuesday, TNT announced that it has rescheduled The Last Ship debut for Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour premiere. 

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TNT postponed the season three premiere of The Last Ship following the tragic shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 dead, including the gunman.

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

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The episode, which was scheduled to air on Sunday, included a storyline that involved a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub.

The opening scene showed attackers shooting in the nightclub while people danced.

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A new airdate for the episode has not been set.

At ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, a panel discussion focused on violence on TV was canceled in the wake of the shooting.

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A lone gunman killed 49 people and injured least 53 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, early Sunday morning. Authorities have begun to release the names of the victims, ranging in age from 18 to 50 years old.

For more on the devastating Orlando tragedy, watch the video below.

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