Clayne Crawford out at 'Lethal Weapon' as Seann William Scott Steps In

Irene MckinneyMay 14, 2018

Word broke last week that star Clayne Crawford, who plays Martin Riggs, was in line to be fired from the series owing to "bad behavior" on set.

Seann William Scott (from the "American Pie" franchise) has joined the show in his first network series role as a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans).

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already wonderful cast", said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment of Fox Broadcasting.

Sure, it means that the show has survived the veritable slaughter session that has seen many other fan favorites get the ax instead of renewal, but with Seann William Scott coming in to replace the actor, some Lethal Weapon fans just don't see the point of the series proceeding without Crawford.

Nonetheless, the decision was made to ax Crawford but keep "Lethal Weapon" alive, as it remains a hit for Fox, averaging a 1.7 rating in live + 7 and a multi-platform audience of 8.6 million viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Pie actor Seann William Scott will replace Crawford for the show's recently ordered third season following Crawford's firing for alleged bad behavior on set.

Former Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford has broken his silence after being fired from the Fox and Warner Bros.

Last week it was revealed that Fox and producers Warner Bros. 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. Crawford was accused of behaving badly on the set and he admitted via Instagram to two issues.

Along with an image of himself looking dishevelled in bed, the actor posted on Instagram: "When you wake up feeling more confused than yesterday.NO WORD FROM FOX OR WARNER BROS". He is to play a new character opposite series regular Damon Wayans in the series based on the film franchise of the same name. The first two seasons are available to stream on Hulu.

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