RTE Television

Lethal Weapon

Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (series star CLAYNE CRAWFORD) moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with Roger Murtaugh (series star DAMON WAYANS), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. It's clear, from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal.

In the series premiere, Captain Brooks Avery (series star KEVIN RAHM) assigns them their first case together, where Riggs drags Murtaugh into a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and a seaport shootout with drug dealers - and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day - he's got a wife, Trish (KEESHA SHARP), teenagers Roger, Jr. (series regular DANTE BROWN) and Riana (series regular CHANDLER KINNEY) and a newborn baby. Meanwhile, Riggs' life-on-the-edge attitude makes him a priority case for the department's psychologist, Dr. Maureen "Mo" Cahill (series star JORDANA BREWSTER). Rounding out the precinct is Scorsese (series regular JOHNATHAN FERNANDEZ), a pathologist with the LAPD who got his nickname after a stint in film school, which no one will let him forget.

By the time their first investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for - a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn't get them killed first!