FOX Ordered A 3rd Season Of Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

As a rule, rare television series able to repeat the success of any movie. However, in the case of Lethal Weapon, we witness an exception. This show kicked off with impressive 7.93 million viewers during its premiere, and it seems that its sophomore installment is recovering from a significant drop in the viewing audience. Of course, you are concerned about whether or not FOX desires to renew Lethal Weapon for Season 3? Undoubtedly, the series deserves another installment. Luckily, on May 13, 2018, the network announced that the action series had been renewed for a third season.

It so happened that critics have left mixed reviews for this show. However, the target audience remained under the impression. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of Lethal Weapon has a score of 4.7/5 with a 96% approval rating. On IMDb, the show has a value of 8.1/10 > 23,200 votes. Meanwhile, critics have evaluated the first season of Lethal Weapon at 5.35/10/65% on Rotten Tomatoes and 56/100 on Metacritic. Of course, the critics' opinion is valuable for any television network; however, it is not significant that much, in comparison with the verdict of the viewers. Therefore, we estimated these figures as pretty favorable for the second season of Lethal Weapon.

On the other hand, the more valuable factor was the television ratings. As mentioned above, the second season's premiere has lost about 45% of the viewing audience. That was sad, without a doubt. The season premiere has garnered 4.37 million viewers with a 1.2/5 rating/share (P18-49). However, the figures improved by the end of the season. Thus, for instance, the thirteen episode of Season 2 has drawn over five million viewers.

Summing up, Lethal Weapon is a kind of show which may last for years if they have the support of their fandom as well as decent television ratings. You may have noticed, that the second season of the show turned pretty successful. The target audience seems to be satisfied, while the network has received the sufficient amount of viewers. We concluded thereby that Lethal Weapon would return for Season 4 on FOX. Fortunately, we were right in our forecast.

What Is Lethal Weapon About?

If you have missed this show on FOX, here is a brief overview below.

Following the success of a well known eponymous motion picture, the show focuses on the adventures of two buddy cops who fight crime on the hot streets of Los Angeles. Martin Riggs is still suffering from the recent demise of his wife and their child. Riggs desires to restart his life moving in LA. Here, in the LAPD, he is paired up with Roger Murtaugh, an experienced cop, who, however, recently survived a heart attack.

Initially, the guys can't co-work together. But over time, they become best friends. Riggs is risky, while Murtaugh tries to avoid various dangerous circumstances. Murtaugh is married and raises three children, after all. Despite the differences in their approaches, both cops successfully cope with criminals and keep the situation in the city under their control.

Regarding The Likely Release Date For Season 4

FOX has confirmed the renewal of Lethal Weapon for Season 4. But the broadcaster has yet to reveal any news about the exact release date for a next round.

We believe that similar to two previous seasons, the next season would likely start in September of 2018. But we don't rule out that FOX might shift the premiere in 2019 if the network decides to expand the current season with more episodes.

Of course, we are waiting for the official announcement by FOX. However, for us, it's clear that the network is about to pick up the show for the next installment. In any case, we should wait a bit for the official confirmation. We will update this page as soon as getting this report. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.