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TV series 'Shooter,' based on Stephen Hunter novel, renewed for second season

TV series 'Shooter,' based on Stephen Hunter novel, renewed for second season

USA Network has renewed "Shooter," an action drama based on Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's "Point of Impact" novel, for a second season.

The series, which debuted in November on the basic cable channel, has drawn an average audience of 2.6 million viewers, with 974,000 in the most desired 18- to 49-year-old age group. It's USA's highest-rated new series.

Hunter's novel was first made into a 2007 feature film starring Mark Wahlberg, who now serves as an executive producer on the TV series. Ryan Phillippe plays Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine sniper caught up in betrayal and high-level political intrigue.

In a November interview with The Baltimore...

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