‘The Last Ship’ Season 4’s Move To Fall, A Bad Move?

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Interior, for TNT shoot, #22966_003-Episode 102 "Dead Reckoning."
For the first time since its debut in 2014, “The Last Ship” is moving to a fall schedule for Season 4. TNT confirmed the upcoming season will run beginning Sunday, Aug. 20 with a two-hour premiere. Will this move affect the show’s ratings?

“The Last Ship” has established itself as a summer fare on television, where it’s consistently one of the top 10 shows. For its season 4 run, however, “The Last Ship” will go up against fall programs and a few episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 on the Sunday timeslot.

Concerns are that because of this shift, the show will lose its dominance over summer TV. However, the move could also bring in new viewers who don’t normally prefer watching television between June and July, which is the show’s usual schedule for the previous seasons.

“The Last Ship” halted production for Season 4 when its star, Eric Dane, took a much-needed break due to a personal reason. The actor admitted to battling depression and sought professionals to help in his recovery. But after a few weeks, work has rolled back on the set. The show would also be simultaneously shooting for the fifth season, which has been earmarked for a 2018 airing. TNT renewed the drama series for Season 4 and 5 in the summer of 2016.

But after a few weeks, work has rolled back on the set of “The Last Ship.” The show would also be simultaneously shooting for the fifth season, which has been earmarked for a 2018 airing. TNT renewed the drama series for Season 4 and 5 in the summer of 2016.

“The Last Ship” is about a Navy crew who learned that more than half of the world’s population was wiped out by a virus. The show also stars Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore,  and Bridget Regan.

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