‘Lethal Weapon’ Picked Up for 2 More Episodes at Fox With Damon Wayans

Actor previously said he would depart the police drama in December

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Fox has ordered two additional episodes of “Lethal Weapon,” with Damon Wayans confirmed to return, TheWrap has learned.

The third season of the police drama will now total 15 episodes.

The news comes after Wayans spontaneously announced in an interview last week that he planned to quit the show in December because he was “too old” for the long days.

“I’m going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13 [episodes],” he told Electronic Urban Report. “I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days.”

The actor said at the time that he planned to “return to the stage” to “try to find my smile again.”

“Lethal Weapon” returned for its third season last month with Seann William Scott as a new series regular, stepping in for original star Clayne Crawford. Crawford was fired at the end of last season following multiple clashes with Wayans on set and repeated warnings about his behavior.

Deadline first reported the news of the additional episodes.