FOX Orders Second Season of Hit Action Drama 'Lethal Weapon'
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FOX Orders Second Season of Hit Action Drama 'Lethal Weapon'

"Lethal Weapon" - FOX
“Lethal Weapon” – FOX

FOX has ordered a second season of the hit action drama “Lethal Weapon,” it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company.

“‘Lethal Weapon’ continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun roller-coaster 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.”

“Lethal Weapon” reimagines the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh, who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. One has everything to live for, the other has nothing to lose.

In tonight’s all-new episode of “Lethal Weapon,” titled “Unnecessary Roughness,” airing 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, on FOX, a murder involving a high school footabll phenomenon draws Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) into the lucrative – and corrupt – world of college recruiting. Meanwhile, Murtaugh considers a big change in his professional life, and Riggs contemplates an even bigger shift in his personal life, as he spends more time with DEA Agent Karen Palmer (guest star Hilarie Burton).

“Lethal Weapon” delivers a total Multi-Platform average audience of 11 million viewers and ranks among the Top 5 new series this season.

“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.

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