1:37pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Bill Paxton Dedication Set for 'Training Day'
Hollywood continues to mourn the loss of Bill Paxton.
Training Day, the CBS drama on which Paxton starred, will open with a dedication to the actor on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Paxton headlined the freshman series, a remake of the 2001 film, and had completed work on all 13 episodes before his death on Saturday. The veteran actor passed away Saturday due to complications from surgery. He was 61.
Production wrapped on season one in December, with four episodes of the series having already aired. Paxton starred opposite newcomer Justin Cornwell as a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective who is part of an elite LAPD squad.
"We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning by the news of Bill Paxton's passing," CBS and producers Warner Bros. Television said Sunday in a statement. "Bill was, of course, a gifted and popular actor with so many memorable roles on film and television. His colleagues at CBS and Warner Bros. Television will also remember a guy who lit up every room with infectious charm, energy and warmth, and as a great storyteller who loved to share entertaining anecdotes and stories about his work. All of us here offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, Louise, and his two children."
Training Day airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.