USA Network Renews Ryan Phillippe's 'Shooter' for Season 2

TV adaptation of the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film is the cable network's top-rated new drama

Ryan Phillippe takes aim on "Shooter" (2016)Ryan Phillippe takes aim on "Shooter" (2016)Photo: USA

On Monday USA Network renewed "Shooter" — starring actor and Stern Show superfan Ryan Phillippe — for a second season.

Adapted from a book ("Point of Impact") and a 2007 Mark Wahlberg film of the same name, the action-drama has been the cable network's most watched new series of 2016, averaging over 2.6 million viewers per week.

Phillippe plays a former Marine sniper named Bob Lee Swagger on the show, which premiered in November. Drama ensues after his character is framed for attempting to kill the president, forcing him to flee law enforcement while trying to unravel a terrorist plot. Shantel VanSanten, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Omar Epps co-star.

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"Shooter" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA.