Previously, there were two known instances of bad behavior on set, prompting him to release a public apology on Twitter. Fox has ordered a third season of the hit action drama after a last minute scramble to replace the lead role opposite Damon Wayans.
Well, Deadline is reporting that a suitable replacement has been found in American Pie and Goon star Seann William-Scott, who will play a new character who finds himself partnered up with Daman Wayans' Roger Murtaugh.
Lethal Weapon is a reliable performer for Fox but the show's future was cloudy due to some behind the scenes issues revolving around Crawford.
Lethal Weapon is the Fox's No. 2 returning drama behind Empire. In light of all the turmoil, "the situation had escalated to a point where Warner Bros".
Lethal Weapon was on the bubble for renewal already when the controversy surrounding Crawford broke, which seemed to further jeopardize its chances of coming back.
Crawford was sacked from the series after what executives described as repeated instances of "emotional abuse" of cast and crew members, dating back several months, for which the actor was repeatedly reprimanded.
Before you get angry at the idea of Seann William Scott starring as Martin Riggs, Scott will be playing an entirely new character.
Crawford exhibited a history of bad behavior, and sources told Entertainment Weekly that he had been disciplined multiple times over complaints that he had emotionally abused others and created a hostile environment. This marks Scott's first network series regular role. "Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents".
LETHAL WEAPON averages a 1.7/7 L7 and a Multi-Platform Audience of 8.6 million viewers.
"Lethal Weapon" is a production of Warner Bros. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers.