Why were Star and Lethal Weapon cancelled? Recently, FOX boss Charlie Collier discussed the network’s decision to end both TV shows after three seasons, Deadline reports.
A drama series, Star follows the story of three talented young female singers and their rise to fame. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Brandy Norwood, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady. Meanwhile, Lethal Weapon is a series adaptation of the film franchise and stars Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott as two very different kinds of detectives who are paired together by the LAPD.
During FOX‘s upfronts, Collier explained the network’s decision to cancel both Lethal Weapon and Star. For the latter, Collier said it was a matter of prioritizing Empire:
We looked at our priorities and were trying to prioritize giving Empire the send-off it deserves. The move [of Empire] to 9pm, made it a challenge because Star was always the lead-out from Empire and obviously we don’t have the 10pm hour, so it was another tough choice in a year where we were prioritizing Empire and obviously some of the other shows that we’ve put on the schedule.”
Meanwhile, Lethal Weapon was always on the edge of cancellation. This season, Seann William Scott joined the cast after Clayne Crawford was fired by FOX. Then, Damon Wayans announced he was leaving the series only to sign on for more episodes. Given the show’s declining ratings, Collier said Lethal Weapon “was unfortunately on the other side (of the bubble).”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Lethal Weapon and/or Star? Would you have watched another season?
Can the creator of Lethal Weapon make a deal with Netflix it would make a slash. There are more viewership on Netflix then there is on these good for nothing tv channels.
..i’m totally surprised and let down that both star (left me hanging now not knowing what happened to the baby and the others that got shot at and star would of been husband) and lethal weapon was off the hook … to answer ur question. Yes, I would of watch another season of both shows. So sad .. bring them back .. damon better not quit …
It’s so frustrating to see the great shows get cancelled and the not so good ones get renewed. I’m to the point of shutting off TV. I get hooked on a show and it gets cancelled. This was one of our favorites
That Empire lead-in story is a pile of BS. Star deserves another season.
We are very disappointed that Lethal Weapon was cancelled . We especially enjoyed the current season. It was our favorite show. We feel that tv is geared toward the younger generation and that those in the 50+ ages are not considered as important viewers.
I left lethal weapon when Crawford left. He made the show….js
I liked both Star & Lethal Weapon, I think they should have left the old Riggs played by Clayne Crawford & then put Seann William Scott’s character with him. That would have been two crazy dudes making it exiting and let Damon Wayans leave the show! And yes it would have been nicer to tie up loose ends with Star before cancelling it but why not leave well enough alone, with Empire at earlier & then Star just like it was. Why did you HAVE to move EMPIRE’S timeslot therefore letting Star go???? Or why can’t Star be before Empire… Read more »
Completely unhappy that Star was cancelled! With the finale ending the way it did and then finding out it isn’t returning? Total disappointment. Empire moved to 9pm. Smh should have kept the set up of Empire then Star.
I’m a HUGE fan of both Star and Lethal Weapon. I understand they are being cancelled, but is there any way to bring them back for one last season or even a half season to tie up the loose ends????
I am a fan of Star and wanted to see how Carlada would develop a relationship with her son. This is a GREAT show. I hate to see it go. Maybe not to late to bring it back??
WHHYYYY???? NO! Bring Star back, it takes over long drawn out Empire. PLEASE! This show is more than you know to people. BRING STAR BACK!
Oh no not star, put series back, have an official ending, at least do that!
I’m not happy that Lethal Weapon was cancelled!!! I really liked the change up with Seann William Scott! He really made the show better than the other guy play Riggs!! I’m VERY UPSET that y’all cancelled the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m not happy AT ALL to hear STAR AND LETHAL WEAPON are BOTH cancelled I looked forward to watching BOTH shows…IS THERE ANY WAY TO KEEP THEM ON?????? Put them on different nights if that will keep them running. Y’all get us hooked then cancel them!
Yes both definitely need to come back if only for a wrap up