Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

These Lethal Weapon Fans Really Aren't Here for Clayne Crawford's Replacement

These Lethal Weapon Fans Really Aren't Here for Clayne Crawford's Replacement

"In the third season, series star Damon Wayans will be joined by Seann William Scott (the "American Pie" franchise"), who will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans).

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already incredible cast", said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "'Lethal Weapon' is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen".

Fox officially announced Lethal Weapon has been renewed for a third season. Outside of playing Steve Stifler in the American Pie franchise, the actor is also known for Goon and Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Just Before I Go, Cop Out, Movie 43, Role Models, Old School, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dude, Where's My Car?, Final Destination, and the Ice Age films. As the show got closer to cancellation, Crawford took to Instagram to apologize, but blamed his behaviour on the alleged safety hazards on set.

Along with an image of himself looking dishevelled in bed, the actor posted on Instagram: "When you wake up feeling more confused than yesterday.NO WORD FROM FOX OR WARNER BROS".

Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford says he has no idea if he has been dropped by Fox. The recent Season 2 finale of Lethal Weapon laid the groundwork for Crawford's exit with a cliffhanger, in which (SPOILER ALERT) Crawford's Riggs, already planning to move back to Texas with Molly and her son, was shot in the chest. Wayans stars in the series as Roger Murtaugh, while Crawford played Martin Riggs. Per Deadline, the decision to not renew Crawford's contract had to do with studio Warner Bros. and their zero tolerance policy toward inappropriate workplace behavior.

This season, Lethal Weapon averaged a 1.7 most current rating among adults 18-49 and 6.9 million total viewers.

Crawford's behavior had left Lethal Weapon - one of Fox's better-performing dramas - on the bubble as many connected with the series (including, Wayans, sources note) have said they would rather not work with the actor.

Lethal Weapon is produced by Warner Bros.

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