Scott will play a new character who partners up with co-lead Damon Wayans' Roger Murtaugh.
FOX has chose to renew its action drama series Lethal Weapon for a third season, but it's not exactly that cut and dry.
One of the most dramatic storylines this upfront season has come to an end, with American Pie alum Seann William Scott tapped to star opposite Damon Wayans on Fox's Lethal Weapon.
For his part, Crawford says he's grateful to have played the "dream role" of Riggs and wishes the continuing cast and crew the best of luck on the third season. Matthew Miller is the creator and showrunner, with Warner Bros. For these fans, there simply is no show without Crawford to star as the loose cannon Martin Riggs - a character which was originated by Mel Gibson in the four-part film series of the '80s and '90s.
"Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention 'Lethal Weapon" is receiving because of these incidents'.
The series' ratings were enough to score a renewal, however the behavior of Clayne Crawford put the show in jeopardy.
Last week it was revealed that Fox and producers Warner Bros. Crawford addressed the complaints in a lengthy Tweet, but Fox and Warner Bros TV were already on the hunt for a replacement. The cast includes Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney, Michelle Mitchenor and now Scott. Television producing in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Lethal Weapon is a strong performer domestically and internationally - the film franchise is a global smash having grossed hundreds of millions of dollars - and the network was willing to work with the studio to find a way to move forward. The pilot was written by Miller and directed by McG.