Eric Dane's depression puts TNT's 'Last Ship' on hiatus

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TNT has temporarily shut down production of its drama, "The Last Ship," while star Eric Dane battles depression.

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Variety reports the series is going on production hiatus through Memorial Day. The publication reports a representative for Dane says the actor suffers from depression and asked for a few weeks of downtime.

TNT spokesman Scott Radloff confirmed the Variety report to The Associated Press.

"The Last Ship" is set to return for a fourth season this summer. Dane plays Tom Chandler, the captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer at sea after a global catastrophe wiped out most of the world's population.

Dane previously starred as "McSteamy" Dr. Mark Sloan on "Grey's Anatomy."