Fox’s Lethal Weapon is loading for bear, adding Emmy-nominated American Crime ensemble member Richard Cabral to its ranks.
Cabral, who netted the Emmy nod during his Season 1 run on the ABC anthology series, will recur on Lethal Weapon as Alex Cruz, an ambitious junior detective, Variety reports.
Fox’s small-screen reboot of the buddy cop/action franchise stars Damon Wayans Sr. and Clayne Crawford (Rectify), and debuts Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c (leading into Empire).
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* America’s Got Talent judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, as well as host Nick Cannon, will all return for Season 12.
* Per Deadline, Grey’s Anatomy vet Patrick Dempsey, with Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper and director Greg Yaitanes, is exec-producing Micronesian Blues, based on the true story of a Vietnam vet whose “cushy” gig training cops in 1990s Micronesia landed him in a deadly war between gangsters, mercenaries and crooked CIA agents.
* NBC has made a pilot production commitment to the real-time hospital event series Salvation, written by Warren Leight (Law & Order: SVU) and directed by Paul Haggis (Crash). Additionally, the network is developing Walking Lions, an edge-of-your-seat thriller wrapped around a medical franchise.
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* OWN has renewed its upcoming drama series Queen Sugar for Season 2, ahead of its Sept. 6 debut.
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