TNT halts production on 'The Last Ship' while Eric Dane battles depression

TNT has shut down production on The Last Ship while star Eric Dane seeks treatment for depression, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The network confirmed that the series will be in a production hiatus through Memorial Day ahead of the show's fourth-season premiere in the summer. TNT renewed the series with a season-four pickup in July and weeks later ordered a fifth season for the drama. That move will keep the show on the air until 2018. Each season will run for 10 episodes.

The Last Ship, based on William Brinkley's novel, centers on the crew aboard a Navy destroyer who become some of the world's lone survivors after a global catastrophe.

Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane co-created The Last Ship and have served as showrunners for the first three seasons. Kane now serves as the sole showrunner on the show, which last year ranked as one of basic cable's top 10 summer series. Steinberg and Kane executive produce alongside Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The latter trio's Platinum Dunes produces in association with Studio T.

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