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Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Lethal Weapon will replace Clayne Crawford if show is renewed

Lethal Weapon will replace Clayne Crawford if show is renewed

Lethal Weapon is discharging a risky round.

The actor was sacked from "Lethal Weapon" as the buddy-cop TV series finished its season on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The first reprimand was because I reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conducive to good work under the leadership of a guest director and assistant director who, in turn, were angry with my response".

According to the outlet, 'multiple actors have been offered the role for a potential third season and have passed as the process continues ahead of Fox's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers Monday'.

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According to numerous reports, a star of the Fox action/crime drama Lethal Weapon is not returning to the show next season if it's renewed due to the performer's bad behavior.

Warner Bros TV had no comment, and E! Two executives familiar with the production but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the reports, but said no final decisions have been made.

The embattled actor was disciplined multiple times after complaints of emotional abuse were filed against him. Television has apparently been "scrambling" to find a replacement.

Lethal Weapon airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox. Its ratings profile is similar to several shows ("The Gifted", "The Orville", "The Resident") the network has picked up for next season.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Crawford talked about the two on-set incidents for which he was given disciplinary actions. But the turmoil surrounding Crawford is putting the show's future in doubt. Back in April, Crawford apologized for the incidents, for which he had to consult human resources, and for which he parted with a "sizeable portion" of his paycheck as a make-good to a crew member.

News of Crawford's firing from the series comes on the day of the second season's finale episode, titled "One Day More".

"Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention "Lethal Weapon" is receiving because of these incidents", he added.

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