'Lethal Weapon' will not be airing any new episodes this week. Before you panic and wonder if the show has been canceled, let us give you the good news. 'Lethal Weapon' has not been canceled but is going on a temporary hiatus. The show is taking a fall break and will return in a couple of weeks with a new time slot.
The show's return date may possibly spell disaster for its ratings, though. It falls on January 1, which is a holiday. Generally, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve has low ratings on all networks, which is why the shows take a fall break in the first place. It is also worth noting that 'Lethal Weapon' hasn't had the best ratings or viewership in the last couple of weeks and this return could just get lost in the flurry of the holiday season.
The last episode this season with a comparatively higher rating than the rest was 'Need to Know', episode 2 with 3.15 million views. After the premiere viewership (3.43 million) on September 25, the show hasn't seen a huge spike.
A third highest viewership this season was achieved by 'Panama', episode 6, which had 3.03 million views. Interestingly, the episodes that feature storylines with Wesley Cole, Seann William Scott's character, tend to be watched more, even though he is the new addition to the cast this season. Till season 2, Clayne Crawford played co-lead with Damon Wayans' Roger Murtaugh.
Their fall finale called 'Bad Santas' aired last week on Fox. It left our hero Wesley Cole still heartbroken over his ex Natalie Flynn deciding to tie the knot with Dr. Andrew.
The promo for the next episode, which is the episode 10 in the season 3 roster shows Natalie in a wedding dress getting married to Andrew at the church. Cole barges in dramatically and announces that he cannot let her go ahead with the wedding. There's no explanation as to why he does that — does he think Andrew is not who he says he is?
There are so many questions surrounding Natalie's innocent looking doctor boyfriend. First of all, we don't even know his full name, the show has got to have a reason for that. What's more, he is shown as the model boyfriend — he is close to Nat's daughter Maya, is always there on every family occasion and has no criminal past or intentions so far — and that's where the suspicion lies. Andrew is too perfect and just too nice.
Is it possible that Cole actually found out that he may be an undercover agent from the CIA trying to use Natalie to get to him? We all know how Cole's former CIA mentor Tom Barnes always kept saying that his past would never leave him. After all, this is 'Lethal Weapon' — no one can possibly be squeaky clean.
The next episode of 'Lethal Weapon' airs on January 1 on Fox at 8/7c.