TV Quick Hits: ‘Lethal Weapon’ gets full season; ‘UnREAL’ season 3 showrunner; ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ snags Jimmy Smits
“Lethal Weapon” snags full season – For those who are enjoying Fox’s lineup of this show and “Empire,” you’re going to be seeing it for a little while longer.
Today, the network confirmed that they are going to order five more episodes of the movie adaptation, giving it what is being considered a full-season pickup of 18 episodes. while for many shows a full season is 22, that may be all of the room that the network had their schedule.
In a statement, Fox entertainment president David Madden had the following to say:
“Lethal Weapon delivers an explosive and wildly entertaining core relationship between two cops, with dynamic performances by Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, surrounded by cinematic action, endearing humor and true heart … We are thrilled to add these episodes to Lethal Weapon’s first season.”
Check out some other news from the day ahead!
“UnREAL” names new showrunner – While we’re not going to proclaim that season 2 was a total car crash (too soon for that expression given the finale?), it certainly was a step down from season 1. Therefore, we’re glad to see that someone new is going to be giving things a shot at the top.
According to Deadline, Stacy Rukeyser is being elevated from executive producer to showrunner, and she is going to help to oversee all of the drama that will be coming up this season. We feel like the biggest challenge the show faces here is mostly that season 1 was so influential and dramatic that it is hard to come up with anything new or fresh. Like with “The Bachelor,” you are doing in many ways the same thing every season.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” casts Jimmy Smiths – Per The Hollywood Reporter, the former “NYPD Blue” and “Sons of Anarchy” star will be playing the role of Amy Santiago’s father, a retired officer, and of course someone Jake is very much interested in impressing.