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Franklin & Bash: Cancel or Renew for Season Four?

Franklin and Bash: cancel or season fourTonight marks the end of the road for Franklin & Bash on TNT — at least for the moment. The legal dramedy hasn’t been renewed for a fourth season yet. Should it be brought back or, should the cable channel cancel it instead?

Franklin & Bash follows two streetwise attorneys (Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar) who’ve been hired by the eccentric managing partner (Malcolm McDowell) of a prestigious law firm to help breathe new life into the struggling company. Others in the cast include Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond, and Heather Locklear.

Season three of the show kicked off in June and the two-hour episode drew just 1.97 million viewers — a series low. Viewership improved as the weeks wore on but Franklin & Bash is still down significantly year-to-year.

It’s currently averaging 2.11 million viewers, a decline of 27% when compared to last year (2.88 million). What’s more, of the cable channel’s summer dramas, Franklin & Bash is easily the lowest-rated. Rizzoli & Isles (5.66 million), Major Crimes (4.87), Falling Skies (3.53) Perception (3.49), and King & Maxwell (3.11) all pull in much better numbers.

Based on the ratings, it seems very likely that TNT will cancel Franklin & Bash after tonight’s installment.

If the ratings are any indication, perhaps many viewers have lost interest? Clearly the addition of Heather Locklear to the cast didn’t draw many (or any) new viewers to the show.

But, what do you think? Is it time for Franklin & Bash to go? Is the show still worth watching? Should TNT cancel or renew the series for a fourth season?

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adam wiktorek September 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Love the chemistry. Great show. More, more, more


Lorisa September 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

Please renew Franklin & Bash. We definitely enjoy watching it!


Claudette September 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Please renew for another season. I love this quirky show. It reminds me of Boston Legal.


Anonymous September 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Renew….great show. Very funny!


Derrick September 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm

they better renew it one of the best shows on tv besides how I met your mother.


James Sowell September 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Would really like to see a 4th season of F&B.


Spikenalabama August 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I hope Franklin & Bash gets renewed but I don’t hold out much hope. TNT is the network that cancelled the still wonderful Leverage.


Beth September 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Very true and very sad. I loved Leverage and Love Franklin and Bash.


Beth August 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

This is a Great Show and needs to be renewed for a fourth season. Please don’t cancel another great show before it really gets going. Great cast and lots of fun.I look forward to every epesode. Give them another season!!!!!


Linda Lonetto August 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I love it but with changed night and time how wer we to find it? It did quite well following Rizzoli and Isles. Why fix when not broken? nowyou may cx because of your mistakes? for shame!


Lynn August 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Another show down the drain before it really gets going. So what if only a few million watched it the other night. Does this count the ones who watched it on demand or taped it to watch later in the week? Please bring those boys and their blonde boss back.


karen August 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

you can t cancel the cuteness. i love this show and the guys are terrific and fun to watch


Joe August 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

Please, please, please bring it back! It’s one of my favorite shows! Amazing how it’s that funny but still brings the drama!


Sue August 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Renew!!!! A wonderfully entertaining show!


Nls August 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

Keep it! Love the show!


Z August 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Keep Franklin and Bash! There’s nothing like it on tv. I love it! <3


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