Breathe easy, the best buddy cop on television will be back for more
FOX has ordered a second season of the hit action drama Lethal Weapon!!
Was there really any doubt Riggs and Murtaugh would be able to pull this off? No way. They're here to say!
David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company made the announcement today.
“Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Madden.
“Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast."
"We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros., as well as Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who have done a fantastic job in crafting a series for which a second-season order is well deserved.”
Lethal Weapon delivers a total Multi-Platform average audience of 11 million viewers and ranks among the Top 5 new series this season.
On Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 16, “Unnecessary Roughness,” airing tonight at 9/8c, on FOX, a murder involving a high school football phenomenon draws Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) into the lucrative – and corrupt – world of college recruiting.
Meanwhile, Murtaugh considers a big change in his professional life, and Riggs contemplates an even bigger shift in his personal life, as he spends more time with DEA Agent Karen Palmer (guest star Hilarie Burton).
Combining action and drama with ride-or-die friendship and humor, Lethal Weapon reimagines the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.
Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh, who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack.
Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. One has everything to live for, the other has nothing to lose.
Viewers caught onto the magic between the cast straight from the pilot episode.
While it would have been easy enough to dismiss the reimagining in favor of the movie franchise, the actors involved made the series their own and came out winners.
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If you've been waiting for a renewal to dig into the series with gusto, you can watch Lethal Weapon online without worry of cancellation!
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