Franklin & Bash: Season Three Renewal for TNT Series

Franklin and Bash on TNT season three renewalTNT is headed back to court. The cable channel has renewed their legal drama Franklin & Bash for a third season reports EW.

Franklin & Bash is a light-hearted legal drama that follows two fly-by-the seat-of-their-pants lawyers (Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer) who work at a button-down law firm. The cast also includes Dana Davis, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Kumail Nanjiani, Malcolm McDowell, and Reed Diamond.

The TV series premiered in June 2011 to 2.75 million viewers. The ratings went up and down over the course of the 10 episode season and the TV series ended up averaging 2.64 million viewers.

The show was renewed for a second season and that kicked off this past June. Over the course of the 10 episodes, Franklin & Bash averaged 2.88 million viewers. The final episode aired in mid-August.

While there was some season-to-season growth, Franklin & Bash remains one of TNT’s lowest-rated scripted dramas, with viewership well below shows like Perception, Major Crimes, Dallas, Rizzoli & Isles, and Falling Skies.

In fact, it hasn’t done much better than HawthoRNe, a drama that TNT cancelled with a 2.37 million average.

Despite the low ratings, TNT has renewed Franklin & Bash for a third year. It’s not clear at this point how many episodes have been ordered or when they’ll air. Additional details are expected within the next couple days.

What do you think? Do you like the Franklin & Bash TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled instead of renewed?

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  1. Anonymous says

    With all of the horrible reality shows on television lately, it is soooo nice to just sit back, watch this show and laugh. Not only do I find it highly entertaining but its one of those shows that makes you feel good. I hope TNT has the inteligence to keep it on for a very long time.

  2. hdsnake says

    F & B is one very funny show. Its refreshing to watch a legal show that isn’t dry. I see it going on for many more seasons.

  3. Dianne Wilson says

    I love Franklin & Bash, good light entertainment and if they cancel it, I’d not be happy. I make sure to be home to watch or record for later viewing. TV would not be the same without it. PLEASE don’t cancel Franklin & Bash. They are my favorites.

  4. Debby Modis says

    My daughter and I just love Franklin and Bash! please, please keep this on TV! It is one of our favorites to watch. They have chemistry between them and all of the characters are great! Love this show!

  5. Jacob says

    My wife and I love Franklin and Bash. It’s one of the best shows on TV in the last few years and certainly one of the very best lawyer shows ever made. keep it forever.

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