Fox Renews Lethal Weapon For Season 3 With Damon Wayans Returning With A New Co-Star In Seann William Scott After Clayne Crawford Fired

Fox Renews Lethal Weapon For Season 3 With Damon Wayans Returning With A New Co-Star In Seann William Scott After Clayne Crawford Fired.

THR reports:

      Fox has renewed the Warner Bros. Television procedural while replacing its troubled leading star.

      Meet the new Riggs.

      Fox and producers Warner Bros. Television have recast fired Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford with Seann William Scott, triggering a third-season renewal for the procedural. Scott (aka Stifler from the American Pie franchise) will join the series in what the network says is a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Scott may play the brother to Crawford’s Martin Riggs, thus keeping the well-known name in the mix…

      …Lethal Weapon is Fox’s fifth-most-watched drama, trailing only 911, Empire, The Gifted and The Resident, all of which have also been renewed… Lethal Weapon joins a retooled slate at Fox that focuses on broad comedy and procedurals. The network has changed its creative direction ahead of the $52.4 billion sale of Fox assets — including studio 20th TV — to Disney. Regulators are expected to approve the deal, which will leave the network to focus on sports after landing the NFL’s Thursday Night Football.

Season 2 ended with Clayne Crawford’s Martin Riggs being shot in the chest. It would appear he doesn’t make it.

This looks to be a full season for Lethal Weapon versus an abbreviated one.

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