December 10, 2018

Lethal Weapon: Damon Wayans Announces He's Leaving the Show

04 October 2018, 04:55 | Max Haynes

Damon Wayans Announces He's Quitting 'Lethal Weapon'

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Damon Wayans says that he's leaving Fox's "Lethal Weapon".

Even as the show was renewed for the season, now airing on Fox, Wayans was still vocal about his relationship with Warner Bros. management, who had taken disciplinary action against him for his own on-set behavior. Television-produced drama after finishing production on the 13 episodes ordered by Fox for season three.

Damon Wayans, who plays Roger Murtaugh on the show, will be departing the project in December. All the family gatherings, I haven't seen them. "I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16-hour days", he told Electronic Urban Report in an interview.

Wayans casual delivery of the announcement made the interviewer actually wonder the validity of the statement, asking, "So you're over it?"

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Damon Wayans says he's done with Lethal Weapon.

The former SNL star explained that he needed to go 'try and find my smile again'.

Warner Bros., who produces the series for Fox, has yet to comment on the situation. "Replacing Clayne Crawford, Seann William Scott ("American Pie" franchise") joins the cast as Detective Wesley Cole, a former global Central Intelligence Agency operative who finds himself navigating a new partnership with Damon Wayans' Murtaugh, as he adjusts to life in Los Angeles. He has since been replaced with Seann William Scott's Wes Cole, but it's now unknown who will be Wayans' replacement should the show return. On Tuesday (10-02-18), yours tuly, Jill Munroe, was on the "Lethal Weapon" set to speak with actress Keesha Sharp (Trish Murtaugh) who is doing double duty in season 3 as a director as well. "I'm too exhausted or I can't because it conflicts with work", he said.

It's the latest development in a tumultuous behind-the-scenes history for the Fox series, which saw the departure of its original Riggs, Clayne Crawford after the end of Season 2. "I've been missing recitals and graduations, and to me it's not worth it".

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