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Franklin & Bash: TNT TV Series Gets Season Two

Franklin and Bash season twoIt hasn’t been a big hit for TNT but the cable channel has decided the ratings are good enough to order a second season of Franklin & Bash. Hopefully this one will last longer than Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s previous TNT legal series, Raising the Bar, which ran for two seasons and 25 installments.

TNT has ordered another 10 episodes and they’ll air sometime next summer. Season one, which is also made up of 10 installments, is set to finish airing on August 3rd.

Here’s the press release from TNT:

TNT Summons Hit Series “Franklin & Bash” for Second Season

TNT has summoned Franklin & Bash back to the stand for a second season of the hit legal drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Franklin & Bash ranks as one of basic cable’s top new series of the summer. Franklin & Bash is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais serving as executive producers. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season.

“This summer, Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “We’re thrilled that the show has drawn such a remarkably strong following and look forward to bringing it back next summer.”

In Franklin & Bash, Gosselaar and Meyer star as two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Malcolm McDowell plays Stanton Infeld, a Renaissance man and the patriarch of the law firm. Also starring are Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais.

Since premiering on June 1, Franklin & Bash has drawn 3.9 million viewers in Live + 7, ranking it among basic cable’s Top 5 new series for the summer-to-date. The series is averaging an outstanding 1.8 million adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Franklin & Bash scores a significant number of viewers through time-shifted viewing, including a boost of well over 50% among key adult demos.

About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy(R) winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER). TNT also presents such powerful dramas as The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Franklin & Bash will be back for season two? Do you like it better than cancelled Raising the Bar?

 

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C F Dalrymple February 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I enjoy the show, glad it is coming back.

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Therese November 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Get it off. It’s worse than raising the bar and makes mockery of real lawyers who work hard. ” fly by night ” doesn’t give anyone any clue as to the time commitment it takes. In the mean time- you take a light hearted show like Memphis Beat off the air so that you can keep a show about two lawyers that “win”cases they never would in a real world situation. I also believe the show is sexist toward woman and demeaning. I’ve tried to get this and Falling skies off the air but they both get renewed fir reasons passing understanding . Considering TNT is losing The Closer and I hear a spin off us in the works on that- even if that show works-without Kira- I don’t believe it can survive. Time will tell. Once again the networks keep on the shows that have little or no truth, meaning, or substance, and keep them on and cancel the ones that do . I seriously think I will rethink my watching tv. TNT is inky good now fir the remainder of the Closer and Rizzoli and Isles. Otherwise, I have no desire fir demeaning the law profession and I have no use for Falling Skies.

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ron September 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

this is an awesome show never miss it

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Wendy August 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

This show is more entertaining than Rasing the Bar with all of its ridiculous over the top romantic relationships.

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Liz August 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I seriously attempted to like the show, but the more I watched the more I realized it’s just two frat type guys doing things that would never fly in court and are totally predictable.

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matt July 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

such an awesome show i am so happy it is coming back. i laugh at every episode

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kevin July 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

OK..this show is great. I watch this over Royal Pains. I love this show and it deserved to be renewed. Whoever says its not funny is watching something differnt cause it is funny as hell. It’s better then Rizzouli & Isles and Falling Skies.. I was hoping they kept this show..hopefully they won’t pull a FOX and cancel it like FOX did to Human Target..

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Bill C... July 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Love the show but still miss Boston Legal.. Malcom Mcdowell was the main reason I started to watch it…

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griffin July 27, 2011 at 8:18 am

I have to agree with the others who didn’t like this show. It just seemed really “full of itself” and achingly unfunny. I usually give new shows a chance but I barely made through three episodes and decided enough was enough.

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Samara July 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I like it, I’m happy it will get another season! Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer are great, but I also adore Malcom McDowell!

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tedolan July 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I can’t believe that this is getting a second season. I couldn’t get through one episode. Completely unrealistic and not funny — I keep comparing it to the Defenders which was such a good show.

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NEK38583 July 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I tryed the series, but I could not get into it. Rasing the Bar was a lot better. I am glad MG is having some success. I was hoping he would land a hit show.

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Jeremy Rynek July 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Awesome!! This is such a great show. Not as good as Rizzouli & Isles or Leverage, but still really good. HELL YES!!

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