The current second season of USA Network’s drama series Shooter will consist of eight episodes instead of the originally ordered ten.
The trim stems from the off-set injury suffered by series star Ryan Phillippe who broke his leg on July 16. At the time, Shooter was in the midst of filming the ninth episode of its 10-episode second season. While production went on for a bit without Phillippe, it has since been shut down. And USA, along with the series producing companies Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods., have since made a decision to only air the completed episodes, with Episode 8 serving as a Season 2 finale.
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Reduced episodes orders are often followed by cancellation, and the unnatural end to the second season doesn’t bode well for the story itself. However, sources insist that Shooter is still in line for a third season renewal.
Stay tuned to find out whether Shooter Season 3 is cancelled or renewed as currently expected…