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‘Shooter’ Canceled After 3 Seasons on USA

Ryan Phillippe-led drama was executive produced by Mark Wahlberg

“Shooter” will not return for a fourth season on USA, TheWrap has learned.

The Ryan Phillippe-led drama has been canceled by the cable network midway through its third season.

Producers Universal Cable Productions and Paramount Television have been exploring options to place the show elsewhere, according to an individual familiar with the matter. However, according to the source, talks with Paramount Network “have all but stalled” and the series is unlikely to land at the Viacom network.

Based on the best-selling novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg, “Shooter” is led by Phillippe as a highly-decorated veteran sniper who is coaxed back into action to prevent a plot to kill the president.

The show saw a steep drop-off in viewership between its second and third seasons, and the Season 3 finale next month will now serve as its series finale.

Earlier this year, USA ordered a number of high-profile pilots, including a new series entry into the “Bourne” franchise and a cop drama led by Denis Leary. The network’s drama slate also includes “Mr. Robot,” “Suits,” the “Purge” series and the crime anthology “The Sinner,” among others.