After decline in TV ratings, will FOX bring Clayne back to 'Lethal Weapon'?

'Lethal Weapon' took off to a rocky start when Clayne Crawford, who played Martin Riggs, was removed from the show for bad behavior, which disappointed many fans


                            After decline in TV ratings, will FOX bring Clayne back to 'Lethal Weapon'?

The next episode of 'Lethal Weapon' in season three titled 'Get the Picture' is going to air on FOX only on October 30, as reported by Fansided. The series did not release a new episode this week and instead is going to release it a day before Halloween.

In the last episode titled 'Leo Getz Justice', we saw the return of Thomas Lennon as Leo Getz, who helped the detectives rectify a mistake in a 10-year-old case. The show was interesting and light-hearted and everyone loved Lennon for his portrayal of the personality of Getz. 



 

According to TV By The Numbers, 'Lethal Weapon' scored only a 0.7 rating (2.86 million viewers) in adults between the ages of 18 and 49. This is more or less in line with the previous rating but is seeing a slight decline over time. NBC's 'This is Us' earned more ratings in the prime time 9 pm slot.

The 'Lethal Weapon' series, this season, took off to a rocky start with Clayne Crawford, who played the lead character of Martin Riggs, removed from the show for alleged bad behavior, which disappointed many fans. Even though Seann William Scott, who replaced Clayne's character with Wesley Cole, got his set of fans to the show, it was hit by another news of Damon Wayans, who plays lead detective Roger Murtaugh, planning to quit the show after the end of 13 episodes. The channel managed to change things around by adding two more episodes to the season but it still doesn't seem to have done the trick.

Actors Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayons speak onstage at the 'Lethal Weapon' panel discussion during the FOX portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)
Actors Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayons speak onstage at the 'Lethal Weapon' panel discussion during the FOX portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Even though there are a few ardent followers of the 'Lethal Weapon' franchise, they won't be able to keep the show running with such numbers. When the season ends, we will know the overall impact Clayne's exit has caused and there may be a chance for the channel to bring him back, after writing Wayan's character off. FOX had previously brought back Anthony 'Tony Almeida, played by Carlos Bernard, to '24' after realizing their loss. Maybe this time too, FOX may bring back Clayne and all the fans who left with him. 

Watch the new episode of 'Lethal Weapon' on October 30 only on FOX.