The Last Ship's Sunday Premiere Pulled in Wake of Orlando Mass Shooting

Last Ship Premiere Pulled Orlando Shooting

TNT has pulled from Sunday night’s schedule the Season 3 premiere of The Last Ship, which features gunmen invading a Vietnamese nightclub and opening fire, killing several. The decision comes in the wake of the Sunday-morning shooting massacre at an Orlando nightclub, which left upwards of 50 people dead and another 53 injured.

The Last Ship sequence, which comes in the back half of the two-hour premiere’s first hour, sets up the abduction of several characters, launching a major Season 3 arc.

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

The Orlando attack — the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub, just miles from Friday’s shooting death of Voice contestant Christina Grimmie. The suspected gunman has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Fla.

Sunday night’s Tony Awards ceremony, airing on CBS, will be dedicated to the “families and friends of those affected” by the Orlando massacre.