1:32pm PT by Kate Stanhope
TNT Pushes 'The Last Ship' Season Premiere Following Orlando Mass Shooting
TNT is changing its schedule in the wake of the massive Orlando, Fla., shooting.
The cabler is pushing the two-hour season-three premiere of drama The Last Ship that was set to air Sunday evening after the events that left at least 50 dead and 53 more injured. The episode features a gunman opening fire in a Vietnamese nightclub, killing many people.
"As a result of the shootings this weekend in Orlando, tonight's originally scheduled season premiere of The Last Ship has been postponed," the Turner network said Sunday in a statement. "Our hearts are with the victims and their families."
Several other networks are set to pay tribute to the victims, such as the Tony Awards on CBS. Sunday's awards ceremony will now be dedicated to the victims of the shooting, which took place at a gay nightclub. In addition, there are reports that the cast of Hamilton will drop the use of muskets from the number being performed during the Tony telecast.
The shooting has been labeled the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
TNT's The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay, among others, is a post-apocalyptic drama that centers on the aftermath of a global viral pandemic that wipes out over 80 percent of the world's population.