The buddy cop drama will return in 2018-2019.
May 13, 2018
Fox announced today that Lethal Weapon will be coming back for a third season. While the action drama remains a solid ratings draw, its future had been in doubt in recent weeks after star Clayne Crawford was fired over multiple alleged on-set incidents.
Today's renewal comes along with the announcement of Crawford's replacement, as Seann William Scott will be stepping in to play the part of a new character to partner with Damon Wayans' Roger Murtaugh. The role will be Scott's first as a regular in a television series. The actor is perhaps best-known for his roles as Stifler in the American Pie movies and Chester in Dude, Where's My Car?
Based on the movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon follows two Los Angeles cops as they team up to fight crime in the city of angels. Look for the show to return this fall as part of Fox's 2018-2019 lineup.
05/21/18 at 02:10pm
I began watching this show because of Damon Day and and continued watching it because of Clayne Crawford. Will not watch another season of it.
05/20/18 at 03:51am
It isn't so much that Clayne Crawford made the show. For me, it is simply that he was already cast as Riggs, annoying hair and all. I would actually rather have a ridiculous soap opera type recast so Riggs just has a new face. (I don't mean that literally/I just need a Riggs in the show)
I fell in love with The Riggs/Murtaugh chemistry which was also in the movies. Without a Riggs, how can it be Lethal Weapon? It can be a good Damon Wayons procedural, sure. Using the name Lethal Weapon doesn't feel right to me.
05/18/18 at 01:09am
Without Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh being partners its not Lethal Weapon, simple. With Murtaugh being captain, this already throws the dynamic out of wack. Now getting rid of Martin Riggs is just ratings suicide. I understand he was a pain in the ass on set but honestly, Id rather they cancelled the show entirely than recast or introduced a replacement character for Martin riggs.
Besides that, Murtaugh lost the whole "Im too old for this" attitude as the show progressed.
05/16/18 at 09:38pm
the show wom't be the same you have to bring back Clayne Crawford he is what made the show. Clayne and Damon, work well on together on t.v. your making a big mistake. you rating will drop after the first show. because some one doesn't want to do something on a show you fire them. and hired Seann William Scott to take crawford place. He sucks as an auctor ok your rating will drop your lost
05/16/18 at 06:05pm
Saying you won't even watch the show if there's a replacement is like saying "Chocolate is my favorite and I won't try any other flavor!". You may be missing out.
It's difficult but still possible to come out with a even better show after a character change.
05/16/18 at 09:24am
We're pretty much a society of ADHD. With the long list of TV and movie options available, no show can afford to have a major character change like this and expect to survive. Even if SWS did BETTER than Crawford, there won't likely be the fan base left to see that. This whole thing is unfortunate, but the reality is that axing Crawford was no different than canceling the series.
05/16/18 at 06:43am
Guess you didn't read my comment. The reason why it seemed they had chemistry is called EDITING. Damon was not talking to the other actor at all by the last episodes that were filmed. GOD do you people not know how TV and Movies work?
05/16/18 at 06:41am
Exactly! I agree with you 100%. So people are ok with an actor no matter how they act, but god forbid he was accused of sexual harassment then you'd be asking for his head.
Some of you people are dumb mindless sheep.
05/15/18 at 01:33pm
Not watching without Clayne Crawford.
it will just be Seann William Scott playing a character exactly like Clayne Crawford's. They will just wind up re-filming the first season over.
05/15/18 at 01:29pm
This is basically the Riggs & Murtaugh show. How can it lose Riggs and be anything but another procedural? If they cast a Riggs-like character, it will just be annoying. If they go a completely different direction, it won't be Lethal Weapon so what is the point? I do feel badly for all the people who's livelihood depends on this show.
I have to add: when I 1st saw A's comment and Steve S. ditto it, I was surprised by the hate. But Steve S, you know I respect your opinion so of course I scrolled for Andrew's comment. Wow! Add my ditto to A's comment. It is well said and accurate.
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