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.
Scott will play a new character who partners up with co-lead Damon Wayans' Roger Murtaugh.
"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already incredible cast", said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn in the announcement.
FOX has chose to renew its action drama series Lethal Weapon for a third season, but it's not exactly that cut and dry.
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.
Prior to being fired, Crawford issued an apology and offered his side of the story, claiming he was reprimanded because he "reacted with anger to working conditions that did not feel safe", and revealed he was forced to undergo "studio-appointed therapy".
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Sources tell THR that Warners opted to fire Crawford after he was disciplined each time for his poor behavior.
EF Television will bring you more information on Lethal Weapon season 3 as it is announced. Matthew Miller is the creator and showrunner, with Warner Bros.
"Lethal Weapon" airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox. "Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford's contract for Lethal Weapon, " the studio said in a statement.
Based on the movie franchise, Lethal Weapon co-stars Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers.
The star apologised for bad behaviour (Picture: Warner Bros./ITV) It's been reported that some of those connected to the drama have said they no longer wish to work with him.