Clayne Crawford Breaks Silence on 'Lethal Weapon' Firing

The Fox procedural remains on the bubble despite being one of the network's better performing hours

Ray Mickshaw FOX Clayne Crawford on 'Lethal Weapon'

'Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen.

The recasting caps a tumultuous two weeks for Fox's sophomore drama that began with an explosive Deadline report that detailed Crawford's alleged bad behavior on the show's set. Having been fired as a result of the renewal, Crawford posted a picture on Instagram offering his well wishes to the rest of the cast and congratulating them on the new season.

Then on Sunday two major revelations broke about the series - it would indeed back for a third season, and that Crawford would be replaced by Seann William Scott.

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Back on May 8 one of the show's two leads, Clayne Crawford, was sacked from the show.

And then last week, TVLine broke the news that Warner Bros and Fox had made a decision to part ways with Crawford, and were actively searching for an actor to replace him.

Prior to the official firing on Sunday, Crawford had spent the last few days re-posting and responding to those who've spoken out to show support for the embattled actor. As for Warner Bros.

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Lethal Weapon recently showcased the plot line for Clayne Crawford's exit in the May 8 Season 2 Finale.

"Lethal Weapon" is a production of Warner Bros.

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.

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Before you get angry at the idea of Seann William Scott starring as Martin Riggs, Scott will be playing an entirely new character. Despite the studio's repeated reprimands, the actor did nothing to change his behavior and Warners instead opted to fire him rather than take a large financial blow and have Fox cancel the series. Television added that the studio had "decided not to renew Clayne Crawford's contract for 'Lethal Weapon, '" following incidents of bad behavior on the Fox action drama's set, for which he apologized. He is to play a new character opposite series regular Damon Wayans in the series based on the film franchise of the same name.

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