Michelle Mitchenor Becomes ‘Lethal Weapon’ Series Regular

Michelle Mitchenor - Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon Upgrades Michelle Mitchenor

Good news all you Lethal Weapon fans, actress Michelle Mitchenor, who plays Detective Sonya Bailey, has reportedly been bumped up to series regular. Mitchenor has appeared in twelve of this season’s thirteen episodes so far, and is expected to return for the show’s all but official second season.

Lethal Weapon is Fox’s third highest rated show, averaging 6.7 million viewers and a 1.7 demo. The show has not officially been renewed, but with numbers like those, it is all but certain to get a second season notice from the network.

For those of you not familiar with Mitchenor, she is an accomplished dancer who shared the stage with Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Beyoncé before being hand-picked by Spike Lee to co-star in his film Chi-Raq.

Feel free to check out Michelle’s IMDB acting reel above, as well as a few promo shots from Lethal Weapon below.

By the way, does Michelle give you Thelma from Good Times vibes or is it just me?


  1. Glad to hear it. I only watch for her and Keesha Sharp. Michelle is a natural and killed her role as Indigo.

  2. I thought her and the hispanic dude were already “season regulars” likewise, the their boss. Happy for her. Love the show.

  3. Damon Wayans (Roger Murtaugh), Clayne Crawford (Martin Riggs), Keesha Sharp (Trish Murtaugh), Kevin Rahm (Captain), Jordana Brewster (Dr. Maureen Cahill), Johnathan Fernandez (Scorsese), Dante Brown (Son), and Chandler Kinney (Daughter) are the show regulars listed on the press site.

    Michelle and Richard Cabral, who plays her partner Cruz, have never been listed as regulars, still aren’t. It can take time for Fox to update their press site though. Interestingly enough, Michelle has appeared in more episodes than Jordana Brewster who plays Riggs’ therapist.

    According to a tweet from Yvette Brown (Shirley from Community) a few years back, there is a huge pay difference between recurring and regular cast members. Shows naturally want to keep folks recurring for pay reasons.

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