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Old 09-25-18, 12:15 AM
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Lethal Weapon (FOX) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 9/25/18




MURTAUGH MEETS HIS NEW MATCH ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF "LETHAL WEAPON" TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, ON FOX

Seann William Scott Joins Cast in a Starring Role

Former international CIA operative Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott) returns home and assumes duty as a police officer with the LAPD. Cole will find himself navigating a new partnership with Murtaugh, as he adjusts to life in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Avery continues his campaign for city council in the all-new "In The Same Boat" Season Three premiere episode of LETHAL WEAPON airing Tuesday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LET-301) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Damon Wayans as Roger Murtaugh, Seann William Scott as Wesley Cole, Kevin Rahm as Capt. Brooks Avery, Keesha Sharp as Trish Murtaugh, Johnathan Fernandez as Scorsese, Michelle Mitchenor as Detective Bailey, Dante Brown as Roger Murtaugh Jr., Chandler Kinney as Riana Murtaugh, Jordana Brewster as Dr. Cahill

Guest Cast: Andrew Patrick Ralston as Jim McNeile, Michelle Hurd as Gina Santos, Maggie Lawson as Natalie, Shay Rudolph as Maya, Andre Eriksen as Zovra, Peter Coventry Smith as Garrett, Marlon Young as George

13 episode 3rd season with the possibility of more.

You all know the drama that went on with this show during the Spring and Summer. I won't get into it anymore.


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Re: Lethal Weapon (FOX) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 9/25/18

Presuming Riggs is dead (which is pretty much confirmed), this show at least has to address it ina big way - yes?

All the promos have been the same old, with goofy happy go lucky Murtaugh though.

I’m still on the fence for checking this out of curiosity, but pretty sure my run with this show is done.
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I'll still watch. It's an enjoyable mix of comedy and action.
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Nice attempt to keep some viewers this season.
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Re: Lethal Weapon (FOX) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 9/25/18

Well that was an interesting mini-reboot.
No messing around about it on this show, old guy out, new guy in and have Murtaugh deal with everything about that in one ep.
Over looking the drama as to why the show has a different actor, I got to say Seann William Scott is a good fit for the character he is being tasked to play.
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That was actually quite fun. Lots of action, a major car/truck chase with a huge crash and a house blew up. I liked Seann William Scott's character Cole. I think he fit in quite well and gelled with Wayans.

and nice addition to the cast having Maggie Lawson as well.
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I gave it a shot out of curiosity and was pretty meh on it, It had some good action scenes and I thought that Sean William Scott fit pretty well. But at the same token it feels like he would be better served on an NCIS spinoff or something similar like that.


Was kind of surprised that they wrote off Riggs as quick as they did. I might watch it again but Lethal Weapon was always a show that I would watch when I got bored. I don't think I will be in any hurry to watch these new episodes now. I don't know, it just feels too different.
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SWS was great. Good chemistry. I enjoyed it.
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Ratings were down a bunch:
the season premiere of “Lethal Weapon” (0.8, 3.5 million) was down approximately 32% in the demo and 21% in total viewers.
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I thought this was decent and I will watch again at least for another week or 2.
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not terrible, not sold yet

Didn't like the Murtaught grieving scenes knowing what happening in real life, it just wasn't possible to picture Wayans feeling anything for Riggs death

I guess it's only one episode and now they will probably go the route of forgetting Riggs ever existed
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Lethal Weapon Adds an 'Unglued,' Riggs-esque Female Partner for Bailey
https://tvline.com/2018/10/02/lethal...a-lazaro-cast/
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Lethal Weapon Adds an 'Unglued,' Riggs-esque Female Partner for Bailey
https://tvline.com/2018/10/02/lethal...a-lazaro-cast/
So basically other than Damon's character being called Murtaugh (and Leo if he's still showing up this season), literally nothing about this is Lethal Weapon anymore. Can they just change the name at this point?
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SWS is a great addition. Right mix of confidence and snarkiness. Hopefully the ratings trend upward.
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SWS is a great addition. Right mix of confidence and snarkiness. Hopefully the ratings trend upward.
It improved on The Gifted last night, and while still down from previous seasons, it's holding steady which is rare from a season premiere anymore. So at least it'll get a little time to grow.
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https://tvline.com/2018/10/03/lethal...-fox-murtaugh/

Wow, more drama. Damon Wayans will quit after the 13 episode order wraps.
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So basically other than Damon's character being called Murtaugh (and Leo if he's still showing up this season), literally nothing about this is Lethal Weapon anymore. Can they just change the name at this point?
No more Murtaugh either.

Damon Wayans says he’s literally getting too old for this s–t. In an interview with Electronic Urban Report, the 58-year-old actor says he’s quitting his Fox series, Lethal Weapon. He’ll leave in December, after he’s shot 13 episodes of the current season.

The announcement comes after a tumultuous few months at the dramedy. Just before the Season 2 finale in May, former star Clayne Crawford — who played Riggs to Wayans’ Murtaugh in the series adaptation of the popular action films — was fired after being disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment on set. Crawford later countered that stories of his outbursts were greatly exaggerated, adding that his difficulties working with Wayans were the greater cause behind his ouster.

Seann William Scott was hired to play Wesley Cole, Murtaugh’s new partner, and the series was renewed for Season 3. The new episodes began airing in September.

In the interview, Wayans cites his age and the fact that he is diabetic as reasons he no longer wants to work the hours that a broadcast series requires.

“You have to look yourself in the eye and ask, who are you? It can’t be all about work. I’m from a big family, a loving family. All the family gatherings, I haven’t seen them. I’m too tired or I can’t because it conflicts with work,” he said. “I have seven grandkids. I’ve been missing recitals and graduations. To me it’s just not worth it. There is a better way to live life.”

Fox declined to comment. TVLine also has reached out to Warner Bros., the studio that produces the series.

https://tvline.com/2018/10/03/lethal...-fox-murtaugh/
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Re: Lethal Weapon (FOX) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 9/25/18

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https://tvline.com/2018/10/03/lethal...-fox-murtaugh/

Wow, more drama. Damon Wayans will quit after the 13 episode order wraps.
I wonder if he's trying to get ahead of a possible cancellation announcement. When this is canceled, he's going to take much of the blame.
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I wonder if he's trying to get ahead of a possible cancellation announcement. When this is canceled, he's going to take much of the blame.
The ratings from I can tell have been decent. It wasn’t in danger.

I don’t think this show makes it for another recast.

He gave valid reasons because of his age and health, but man talk about screwing over your cast mates and crew who need this job yet again.

But Crawford did say that Wayans was so over working on this show a year ago.
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So you took a TV show knowing the hours you put in. You pushed a guy off the show because he was difficult. Now you quit the show. Ok, I am ready to call you and asshole now.

They should just spin this show off with SWS and make it a different show in name, but with same police cast. If not, hopefully SWS gets another job like this. He is good on this and needs to get more work out of this opportunity.

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Well to be fair, that's why you have contracts. They could have locked him for longer from the get go or had an option. It's just so rare to see the actor walk from a paying gig of staring on a show for 3 years.
If I was Fox and the ratings hold up all season I might take as shot at a total reboot into S4. Push the lawyer wife over to the DA's or keep her a defense lawyer and have more dangerous clients.
Maybe the classic shift over to a PI vs law enforcement. Lets not forget Hollywood made a movie based off the Battleship board game, I think they can figure out a way to salvage a show that lost both stars.

Even if odds are they just don't pick it up for season 4.
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Hopefully this is a good shot in the arm for SWS to get another show.
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Bring in Chris Tucker.
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Bring in Chris Tucker.
Or keep in line with the original films and bring in Chris Rock.
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