Shooter (TV series)


Promo art
Based on Point of Impact
by Stephen Hunter
Developed by John Hlavin
Composer(s) Bobby Krlic
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Ryan Phillippe
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Santa Clarita, California
Cinematography Michael Eley
Jamie Reynoso
Production company(s)
Original network USA Network
Original release November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) – present
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Shooter is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. USA Network picked up the pilot in August 2015[1] and ordered the pilot to series in February 2016.[2]

The series was originally set to premiere on July 19, 2016 but was postponed a week to July 26, due to the July 7 Dallas shootings.[3] Following the Baton Rouge police officer shootings on July 17, the series was pulled from USA's summer schedule entirely.[4] On October 3, 2016, USA announced a new premiere date for Shooter, which premiered on November 15, 2016.[5]

Main cast and characters


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1"Point of Impact"Simon Cellan JonesJohn HlavinNovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)1.44[11]
2"Exfil"Simon Cellan JonesJohn HlavinNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)1.25[12]
3"Musa Qala"Roxann DawsonAdam E. FierroNovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)1.67[13]
4"Overwatch"[14]TBATBADecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)TBD
5"Recon by Fire"[14]TBATBADecember 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)TBD
6"Killing Zone"[14]TBATBADecember 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)TBD
7"Danger Close"[14]TBATBADecember 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)TBD


On July 6, 2016, while filming a scene at Agua Dulce Airpark, actor Tom Sizemore accidentally ran over a stuntman. Sizemore was supposed to enter the Cadillac Escalade and stay there until the scene ended, but the stunt coordinator told him to pull out, not realizing that the stuntman was behind him.[15]


Shooter received mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 44%, based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 5.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Ryan Phillippe's efforts aren't enough to salvage Shooter, a tedious, under-developed drama that lacks an original voice or perspective."[16] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 60 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]


  1. USA press release (August 6, 2015). "USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for "Shooter," Ryan Phillippe Is Set to Star". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  2. USA press release (February 10, 2016). "USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"". The Futon Critic.
  3. "USA Delays 'Shooter' Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. July 11, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  4. The New York Times (July 17, 2016). ""Shooter" on USA Postponed Again After Baton Rouge Attack". The New York Times. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  5. Andreeva, Nellie (October 3, 2016). "'Shooter' Gets November Premiere Date On USA Network". Deadline. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  6. "Shooter | Cast Interview: Ryan Phillippe". Youtube.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie. "'Shooter': Cynthia Addai-Robinson Lands Female Lead Of USA Series In Recasting". Deadline. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  8. Ausiello, Michael (September 17, 2015). "Omar Epps Takes Aim at USA Network Pilot Shooter, Opposite Ryan Phillippe". TVLine. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  9. "USA Network Shooter Cast". USA Network.
  10. Goldberg, Lesley (October 13, 2015). "'One Tree Hill' Alum to Star Opposite Ryan Phillippe in USA's 'Shooter' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  11. Metcalf, Mitch (November 16, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.15.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  12. Metcalf, Mitch (November 23, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.22.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  13. Metcalf, Mitch (November 30, 2016). "Updated: ShowbuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.29.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  14. 1 2 3 4 "Shooter Season 1 Episode Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  15. "Shooter TV Show: Tom Sizemore Runs Over Stuntman During Filming". TMZ. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  16. "Shooter (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  17. "Shooter reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 17, 2016.

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