'Lethal Weapon' Replaces Clayne Crawford With Seann William Scott for Season 3

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

"While Fox ordered a third season of the action drama, series star Damon Wayans will be joined by Scott (the American Pie franchise"), who will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans).

Fox has chose to bring back Lethal Weapon, but not its star.

News of Crawford's firing was announced on Wednesday, and followed reports that the 40-year-old actor had been disciplined for unspecified bad behaviour, including "emotional abuse" and "creating a hostile environment". Despite the studio's repeated reprimands, the actor did nothing to change his behavior and Warners instead opted to fire him rather than take a large financial blow and have Fox cancel the series. In multi-platform average audience, Lethal Weapon averages 8.7 million (+105% vs. Live+Same Day), and is Fox's No. 2 returning drama behind Empire. I met with human resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio appointed therapy in October. I have a responsibility to do good work for my coworkers, my family, and my home state, and most especially for the fans. The second incident occurred during an episode Crawford was directing when another actor on set felt unsafe after being hit by a piece of shrapnel from an effect.

Crawford also seemed to have the support of many of his fellow cast members.

"I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on set or feel less than celebrated for their efforts".

Shortly after the news was revealed, social media exploded with tuts and hisses from viewers who are still totally Team Clayne.

Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford says he has no idea if he has been dropped by Fox. I hope I'm not fired! Zero communication with Fox or Warner Bros.

Crawford broke his silence on Instagram, pairing a sombre-looking photo with a relatively enthusiastic caption.

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