What time is Lethal Weapon on TV?

The key facts about the top cop comedy-drama

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The Lethal Weapon cops are back! But not in the form of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The new Fox TV comedy-drama series instead follows a rebooted version of LAPD duo Riggs and Murtaugh. Here’s all you need to know about the series now being broadcast on ITV…

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What time is Lethal Weapon on TV tonight?

The next episode is on ITV, 9pm Friday 23rd February

What can I expect from the episode?

Scorsese, the forensics guy, proudly shows Riggs and Murtaugh his “pretty sweet bone saw” as they examine a dead body. You may be reminded of that bone saw as some of this week’s heavy-handed comic business drills into your skull.

There’s Murtaugh dimly suspecting his wife is having an affair. There’s Riggs fumbling with a rich suspect’s flash coffee machine. There’s Murtaugh making a fool of himself when he meets his sporting hero.

But then, oddly, we also get some very dark stretches as we spend time in the swamp of Riggs’s subconscious – he’s having nightmares about his dead father. In between times, a dead surfer opens up a case that echoes Riggs’s angst.

Review by David Butcher

Who’s in the cast?

Clayne Crawford takes on the Mel Gibson role of Martin Riggs, a Navy SEAL-turned-police officer from El Paso, Texas. And Damon Wayans is Danny Glover’s senior detective Roger Murtaugh.

How do the cast members feel about rebooting the classic franchise?

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A brilliantly precisely question there. And – would you believe it – one we’ve got an answer for. Turns out Crawford felt very uneasy about bringing the budding cops back to screen. He told Radio Times: “I felt it was disrespectful to try and capture lightning in a bottle twice – that movie was so special, you couldn’t duplicate it”. You can see our full interview here.