"Lethal Weapon" has been renewed for a third season at Fox, Variety has learned. Sources tell THR that Scott may play the brother to Crawford's Martin Riggs, thus keeping the well-known name in the mix.
After almost a week of unconfirmed rumors and frantic Twitter posts within the fandom, the President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, Michael Thorn, finally announced that Crawford had been fired from the show. 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. Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen.
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In his apology, Crawford detailed the two incidents that ultimately led to his eventual firing.
In his apology he detailed how he had attended therapy following the incident and had handed over a "sizable portion" of his paycheck to one of the parties involved. "The second reprimand happened just a few weeks ago during the episode I was directing".
"I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs", Crawford wrote.
"The first reprimand was because I reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conducive to good work under the leadership of a guest director and assistant director, who, in turn, were angry at my response".
Fox's decision on whether or not to continue Lethal Weapon may potentially be made by Monday when the company presents its fall lineup to advertisers in NY. Warner Bros. confirmed the news, adding that the actor had been let go for "creating a hostile work environment", as reported on Tuesday. The network has changed its creative direction ahead of the $52.4 billion sale of Fox assets - including studio 20th TV - to Disney.