Fox has picked up “Lethal Weapon” for a third season — without Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford).
Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, announced the renweal Sunday, along with the reveal that Seann William Scott (“American Pie”) will be joining the cast next season as a new character who folds into a partnership with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans).
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television added that the studio has “decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon,'” following incidents of bad behavior on the Fox action drama’s set, for which he apologized. The official announcement of Crawford’s ousting comes less than a week after news broke the studio was exploring recasting his part
“Lethal Weapon” is based on the feature film franchise of the same name. The cast includes Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney, Michelle Mitchenor and now Scott.
The gig marks Scott’s first network series regular role. He is best known for playing Steve Stifler in the “American Pie” movie franchise. His other film credits include “Road Trip,” “Role Models,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Rundown,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers” and “Just Before I Go.”
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