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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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Marsha February 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Love the show please don’t cancel!!!!


nancy johnson February 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm



CAROLE November 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Bring it back and remove the blond.


BOB October 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm



Jamaul October 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

The problem with Franklin and Bash is that its a summer show so it runs for three months then its gone for nine months. I love the show but the wait in between seasons sucks and i think that cuts down the ratings


Yvonne October 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I absolutely agree with you…but I really love the show!


Rita October 22, 2013 at 8:55 am

Great show always entertaining I agree with others, get rid of new cast members Don’t think Heather Locklear’s character was necessary at all.


STEVE October 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

THE SHOW IS AWESOME! The way that Franklin and Bash interact is genuinely funny. Malcom is the Best. Pindar is a great sideline character like to see more of him. I love Heather but not on this show she does not fit really at all. Don’t write her off per say just maybe have her killed by an ex-client that she lost a case on or she dies from some weird disease or medical condition she secretly has or has contracted. Dana Davis is gorgeous and she is a great mesh with Pindar.


Leo October 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

As many have said the original cast was perfect and hilarious. Get rid of the new characters (from season 2-ish) and open up new story lines. Looks like the show had clout so bring in other big-ish named actors who may live near F&B.


Morente October 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

Great Show

Black Humor is a Must

Hope do not cancel it !


Christy October 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Please don’t cancel! I love this show.


cindy October 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Love the show dont cancel bring it back YES!!!!!!!


Susie October 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I love this show. Please don’t cancel


Cindy October 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I agree with Steven. Give Heather the boot, she was dull as rocks. Love the chemistry with all the originals. Please bring it back!!


Shadow October 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Bring back the boys but Locklear I can do without.


Steven October 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

I love this show even thou Heather Locklear joined the cast (shes awful) I still love this show its my favorite summer show


pat October 1, 2013 at 3:18 am

Please dont take off this is the second show that they took off with
Mark come on ..leave the show on


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