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Fox has announced a full season order for the revival of “Lethal Weapon,” with an order for an additional five episodes. Unlike most new network series that traditionally would get a backend order for nine more episodes, “Lethal Weapon,” like NBC’s “This Is Us,” will produce 18 episodes in total in season one.
“Lethal Weapon” delivers an explosive and wildly entertaining core relationship between two cops, with dynamic performances by Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, surrounded by cinematic action, endearing humor and true heart,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz have done a tremendous job on this show, which has proven to be a self-starter and solid companion for ‘Empire.”
Three episodes in and “Lethal Weapon” marks Fox’s highest fall series premiere in two years, with 12.4 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/12 share, on average, across all platforms to-date based on the Live + 7 Day data. “Lethal Weapon” is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions.