Newswire: Fox decides it’s not too old for a full season of Lethal Weapon
Variety reports that Fox will continue to tax our already-strained supply of jokes about people being too old for shit, kicking its Lethal Weapon show up to a full season order today. That means 18 total episodes of Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford trading banter and gunfire with suspects, while always keeping on the watch for the ever-deadly toilet bomb.
Lethal Weapon has posted strong early ratings, managing to hold on to much of the audience from its massively popular lead-in, Empire. It’s currently the third-highest freshman drama on the major networks, trailing behind NBC’s family soap This Is Us and ABC’s Designated Survivor. It’s currently tied with CBS’s Bull, a feat made more notable by the fact that developer Matt Miller and producers Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG managed it without even offering to get a bunch of people off.