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?

Lethal Weapon is on ITV at 9pm on Fridays.

What can I expect from the next episode?

The great thing about this series is how it can be a very blunt instrument one minute, bludgeoning us with heavy-handed storylines, then a delicate scalpel the next, cutting to the heart of its characters. Both sides are on show here in a story that also delivers a couple of moments of gorgeous comic timing worthy of a sitcom.

The main plotline (and the cases-of-the-week increasingly feel like distractions) has Riggs and Murtaugh visiting yet another hostile bar full of bikers and thugs. “Why can’t we ever get sent into, like, a petting zoo?” wonders Murtaugh, reasonably enough. And for connoisseurs of Riggs’s messed-up psyche, there’s a whopping revelation on the source of his anger.

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.