And Now 'Lethal Weapon' May Be Getting A TV Series

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Co-stars Danny Glover, left, Rene Russo, center, and Mel Gibson pose in front of a "Lethal Weapon 3" poster in 1992.
Co-stars Danny Glover, left, Rene Russo, center, and Mel Gibson pose in front of a "Lethal Weapon 3" poster in 1992.
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For some reason, another classic action flick is getting a small-screen makeover -- this time, it's "Lethal Weapon."

Fox has green-lit a pilot episode, to be produced by Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Exactly why audiences should flock to televisions to revisit, in length, the late-'80s buddy-cop action comedy that originally starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover remains unclear. The film franchise's original producers will reportedly not be involved.

If it's picked up for a full season, "Lethal Weapon" (the TV show) will join Fox's "Minority Report" (the TV show) and CBS' upcoming "Rush Hour" (the TV show) on a growing list of movie-t0-TV reboots that nobody asked for.

Series adaptions of "The Notebook," "Friday the 13th" and "Behind Enemy Lines" are also in production at different networks, providing evidence that there may, in fact, be a downside to this decade's television boom.

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