Tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT, fans of The Last Ship may be wondering why the 2016 premiere is not on TNT as they expected. For the season 3 opening, there were supposed to be two back-to-back episodes featured on the network tonight, but they have been cancelled. The new premiere date has not been released yet and we will tell you why. In response to the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history from last night’s massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the network has pushed back the premiere. Deadline reports that the premiere features a shooting in a Vietnamese nightclub, which is why the show has chosen to postpone the premiere. TNT has released the following statement:
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.
We will update you when a new premiere date/time is released.
The first two episodes of the new season are titled “The Scott Effect” and “Rising Sun.” Episode 1’s official plot synopsis reads:
Chandler is sent to Asia to probe a possible mutation of the Red Flu in the Season 3 opener. Also, Captain Slattery and his crew deliver a cure to Southeast Asia, but they might be heading toward an unforeseen threat.
The “Rising Sun” plot description states:
Chandler tries to return to his old crew while sharpening attention on a menacing new enemy.
There is no word yet on how this may or may not affect the show’s schedule this season.