Lethal Weapon Season 3 - Spoilers

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  1. osu1991

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    Damon Wayans Says He's Quitting Fox's 'Lethal Weapon'

    Damon Wayans Says He's Quitting Fox's 'Lethal Weapon'

    Star Damon Wayans on Wednesday announced that he plans to leave the Fox reboot in December, after the third season's original 13-episode order wraps production. "I am going to be quitting the show in December, after we finish the initial 13. So, I really don't know what they're planning but that's what I'm planning," Wayans told Electronic Urban Report. "I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16-hour days," Wayans said, noting he's that "done" with the series.
     
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  2. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Geez. Didn’t they re-engineer the whole show for him?
     
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  3. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

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    I started watching the first episode with the new guy but I'm not sure if I was tired or I just couldn't get into it. I didn't get rid of it yet but we'll see if I go back to it.
     
  4. allan

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    I missed the previous seasons, and didn't even know Riggs was killed. :( I just happened to see the last 2 eps. Doesn't suck, but it sounds like its future is iffy.
     
  5. DavidTigerFan

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    what a prima donna. He gets crawford fired and then wimps out on the show.
     
  6. Tony_T

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    What a whiny little b----
    He got the other guy fired because he had a minor injury during shooting a scene.
    How many of those 16 HR days is he napping in his trailer?
     
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    If health related, it is probably a good plan. I retired a lot younger than 58 and so did several others in my company. One of my employees dropped dead on the job from stress (they say). Not worth working if it is death sentence.
     
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  9. Amnesia

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    Yeah, but he was a 57 1/2-year-old diabetic 6 months ago. He wanted to push forward then...
     
  10. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Do you know anything that his doctor might have told him within the last 6 months?

    I don’t.
     
  11. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    I didn’t realize has was that age. I guess if he needs to retire, he should. But, I wonder if he might have known this earlier and made the decision then, they could have brought in a replacement.
     
  12. Tony_T

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    He didn't say he's retiring, he said he's that he's "done" with the series.
     
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  13. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    He may not be retiring but he mentioned his age and diabetes. It is logical to conclude that he felt that his work situation is not good for his health.

    Why would that make him “a whiny b-“? IMO, doing work that is detrimental to good health is unwise.

    His family might be encouraging him to take it easy. Do you know differently?
     
  14. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    That’s true. But, any other series he gets into would have similar work conditions.

    Unless, he scores a comedy vehicle shot in a studio. That would be less stress and physical work that an action series.
     
  15. Tony_T

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    A lot of people will be out of work.
     
  16. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That makes some sense because that is what he’d been doing prior to taking on this role. The last time he did action work like this was over 20 years ago.

    Hate to see him leave but maybe they can get a replacement. The new partner does bring a fresh vibe to the show, IMO. The grieving Riggs character was getting old. The jailbird father they added Season 2 didn’t help things.
     
  17. Tony_T

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    Reboot? :)
     
  18. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    That might be difficult after half a season.

    Of course, that depends on how big a change they would want to make.
     
  19. allan

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    Can we have a "Lethal Weapon" without either Riggs or Murtaugh?

    I'm the same age as him, and I wouldn't want to work 16 hours. Of course, I wouldn't have wanted to work 16 hours when I was 21 and in perfect health either. ;)
     
  20. Tony_T

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    A lot of cast and crew will also be getting a rest.
     

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