Two cable series today got notice that their premieres will be delayed. First, USA Network has announced that Shooter, a series based on the movie starring Mark Wahlberg, which was based on a novel, has been pushed back to the fall. It was originally delayed after the Dallas shootings, but with continued attacks on police officers, the network decided to delay it a bit further.
“After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of Shooter to the fall,” a USA rep said in a statement.
On the heels of many Emmy nominations, HBO has announced that the seventh season of Game of Thrones will debut next summer.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” HBO’s president of production, Casey Bloys, said in a statement. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”