Seann William Scott To Replace Clayne Crawford in 'Lethal Weapon' TV Series

Rosalie Gross
May 14, 2018

"Matt Miller (showrunner), his incredible team and everyone at Warner Bros. have been tremendous partners, and we're thrilled to bring this show back for another season".

Previously, there were two known instances of bad behavior on set, prompting him to release a public apology on Twitter.

Then on Sunday two major revelations broke about the series - it would indeed back for a third season, and that Crawford would be replaced by Seann William Scott. "Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford's contract for Lethal Weapon".

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Lethal Weapon is now the only show produced outside of Fox counterpart 20th TV on the network's 2018-19 roster. The 42-year-old actor has had his mix of violence and comedy in Goon and the dozens of movies he's acted in since he became a star as Stifler in American Pie, now he's going to prove, for at least one season, that his partner Murtaugh is too old for this. Zero communication with Fox or Warner Bros.

However, reports emerged that Crawford had been disciplined by the network for multiple outbursts of bad behavior put the show in jeopardy of cancellation. The series stars Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor. His starring role in Lethal Weapon season three will be Scott's first time taking on a network series regular role. It seems FOX has made a decision to do the latter, and Seann William Scott has landed his first-ever network series role. "Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents", he said. 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 hear the issue has escalated to a point where other actors as well as crew on Lethal Weapon would feel uncomfortable being on set with him". Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers.

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