chelsea peretti leaving brooklyn nine-nine

It’s time to say goodbye to two different actors on two very different cop shows. First: Damon Wayans is departing Lethal Weapon, even though the show just went through the trouble of finding him a new co-star. Second: Chelsea Peretti is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and no one should be happy about that. More on these departures below.

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Lethal Weapon season 3 trailer

In May, we wrote about how the Fox TV adaptation of Richard Donner’s 1987 action comedy Lethal Weapon fired one of its stars. Actor Clayne Crawford was accused of “emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment” on the show’s set, and he was quickly replaced with American Pie star Seann William Scott, who will play a new character opposite Damon Wayans‘ returning Roger Murtaugh.

Now a new Lethal Weapon season 3 trailer shows Scott and Wayans together at last, quipping and jumping their way through the upcoming premiere episode. Read More »

Movies Leaving Netflix July 2018

Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Just as in life, the old must make way for the new, which means that as Netflix adds new titles for July, they get rid of some old ones as well. Below, we’ve rounded up the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in July. If you’ve had some of these titles sitting in your queue for the last year, now would be a good time to binge them. These are the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in July 2018.

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lethal weapon tv show cast

The Lethal Weapon TV series ran into trouble recently when lead actor Clayne Crawford was fired for poor on-set behavior. Now, Crawford has been replaced by actor Seann William Scott. Plus, the Batman prequel series Gotham is coming back for a fifth and final season.

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Clayne Crawford Fired

Fox’s Lethal Weapon TV series is suddenly in danger following the firing of star Clayne Crawford. Crawford had previously been accused of “emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment” on set. Now it looks like his behavior has caught up with him.

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tv bits friday night lights

In this edition of TV bits:

  • A trailer for Netflix’s true crime documentaries
  • Fox might cancel Lethal Weapon because of the behavior of the show’s star
  • A new Cobra Kai trailer
  • Friday Night Lights is now on Hulu
  • Lost in Space featurette focuses on the show’s robot
  • Sense8 sets a date for its finale
  • A24 will finance the series Moonbase 8, wfrom Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel and John C. Reilly
  • Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan join Troupe Zero
  • Kim Possible live-action movie casts its leads
  • The Path has been cancelled
  • A trailer for the new season of Animal Kingdom

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Lethal Weapon 5

After previous statements making it sound as if Lethal Weapon 5 was all but a done deal, director Richard Donner is now taking a few steps back and saying the potential sequel might be dead. Perhaps it’s for the best.

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Lethal Weapon 5

It’s safe to say that the Lethal Weapon franchise has probably run its course by now, right? But Hollywood never gives up on a once-good thing. Today comes news that original Lethal Weapon team Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner are working together to explore the possibility of Lethal Weapon 5, which will drag Gibson and Glover’s cops back into the action yet again.

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FX Atlanta

It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:

  • FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
  • FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
  • American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
  • ArcherThe Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
  • Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
  • Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
  • Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.

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Lethal Weapon

In 1987, the movie Lethal Weapon paired Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the first of four buddy cop films. It made Gibson a star, proving he was more than just Mad Max, and Glover made “I’m too old for this shit” a catch phrase that has lasted the decades. For 2016, Fox introduces a new Riggs and Murtaugh for the small screen, played by Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans respectively.

Matt Miller created the TV incarnation, with producers Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. McG directed the pilot. At their TCA panel, Lin said the show wouldn’t interfere with any future movie plans and that they were considering incorporating the characters Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, played by Joe Pesci and Rene Russo in the films, later in the series. We spoke with Miller, Lin and Gwartz at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association.  Read More »