Depression just shut down one of TNT's biggest TV shows.
Variety reported that production on "The Last Ship" went into temporary hiatus through Memorial Day at the request of star Eric Dane, who suffers from the illness.
“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” a rep for Dane said in a statement. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”
"The Last Ship," in which Dane plays a Navy captain commanding destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James as it navigates the globe after a catastrophe kills off much of the world's population, is one of the network's highest-rated summer series with an average of 7.1 million viewers tuning in per episode across multiple platforms.
The show returns for Season 4 in June and already has been renewed for Season 5.
Depression is among the most common mental disorders in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, which reported that in 2014, 15.7 million adults over the age of 18 had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year.