Fox Renews ‘Lethal Weapon’ for Season 2

Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans Sr. star in remake of 1980s buddy cop comedy

Lethal Weapon
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Fox has renewed its buddy copy comedy “Lethal Weapon” for a second season, the network announced Wednesday.

“‘Lethal Weapon’ continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Fox Broadcasting President David Madden in a statement. “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.”

The reboot of the 1980s buddy-copy franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover follows Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford), a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL who moves to Los Angeles to start anew. He subsequently gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr).

The new show is written by “Forever” EP Matt Miller, who executive produces via his Good Session banner. Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin Jennifer Gwartz also act as EPs.

Thanks in large part to airing before “Empire,” “Lethal Weapon’s” series premiere landed Fox’s highest-rated fall premiere in two years, totaling a 3.2 rating in the key 18-49 demographic when counting a week’s worth of delayed viewing.

It was picked up for a full season in October.

“Lethal Weapon” is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers. The pilot was written by Miller and directed by McG.

A new episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.