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TNT Pulls The Last Ship Premier Following Orlando Mass Shooting

The Last Ship

TNT has postponed the two-hour premiere of The Last Ship due to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL, late Saturday.

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

The Season 3 premiere reportedly included a scene of gunmen invading a nightclub in Vietnam.

In its place, TNT will air the last two episodes of the second season.

A new premiere date has not been announced.


At the helm of the USS Nathan James en route to the Arctic, Capt. Tom Chandler learns that the destroyer will be in the best possible place — a circumstance his crew must utilize — to save humanity from extinction. A virus has wiped out more than half the population since the ship embarked, and despite orders from the U.S. government to return, Chandler — believing home is now a shadow of itself — decides the safest place to develop a vaccine is at sea. That task falls mainly to virologist Dr. Rachel Scott, a civilian originally assigned to the Nathan James to study birds. “The Last Ship” is based on a novel by William Brinkley and is executive-produced by filmmaker Michael Bay.