Tonight’s season finale of Lethal Weapon will be Clayne Crawford’s last episode. The talented but temperamental actor has been fired from the series after complaints about his on-set behavior. Clayne Crawford recently apologized for two incidents, one of which was an injury to co-star Damon Wayans after he was hit by shrapnel on an episode that Crawford directed. The apologies, however, were not enough to save his job.
According to THR, Fox is frantically searching for a co-lead to replace Crawford ahead of the upfronts, otherwise the series may be canceled. Multiple actors have been offered the role but have apparently passed.
Crawford’s behavior has left Lethal Weapon — one of Fox’s better-performing dramas — on the bubble as many connected with the series have said they would rather not work with the actor. Fox and Warner Bros. Television have until June 30 — when options on the cast expire — to make a decision on the future of the series but would prefer to do so before Monday’s upfront presentation.
Lethal Weapon’s season — and potentially series finale — airs tonight on Fox.