Franklin & Bash: Renewed for Season Three [release]

Franklin & Bash on TNT season threeAs we reported earlier, TNT has renewed their low-rated legal series, Franklin & Bash, for a third season.

There’s still no word on how many episodes have been ordered or when they’ll start airing. However, the previous two seasons have both kicked off in early June and have had 10 installments each.

Here’s the press release with some additional details about the renewal:

TNT Adds Third Season of “Franklin & Bash” to Docket

TNT has ordered the hit legal series Franklin & Bash back to court for a third season. Starring Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Franklin & Bash averaged 4.3 million viewers in its new Tuesday 10 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot, up 10% over its first season. The buddy drama also averaged 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.0 million adults 25-54.

“Franklin & Bash, with its winning cast and some of the sharpest dialogue on television, is a refreshingly clever, light-hearted take on the courtroom drama” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We look forward to spending another season with Breckin, Mark-Paul and the rest of the terrific cast and crew of Franklin & Bash.”

Franklin & Bash stars Breckin Meyer as Jared Franklin and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Peter Bash, two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who caused a seismic culture clash when they joined a legendary, button-down law firm. Jared loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. Peter, meanwhile, has a knack for connecting with judge and jury any way he can. Malcolm McDowell plays Renaissance man Stanton Infeld, the brilliant and eccentrically spontaneous patriarch of the law firm. Also starring are Reed Diamond, Dana Davis, Garcelle Beauvais and Kumail Nanjiani.

About Franklin & Bash

Franklin & Bash is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Jamie Tarses, Jason Ensler, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais serve as executive producers.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer’s The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards?; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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

What do you think? Are you looking forward to season three? Do you think they should make any changes to the show or continue as they have before?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Heather says

    Rena you try to make people think you have so much insight into the ratings when it’s obvious you don’t know what your talking about since you don’t know what network the show is on.

  2. Rena Moretti says

    Apologies to USA.

    For some reason, I confused them with TNT (how could I?!!!)

    But the same applies to TNT. They’re endlessly renewing bad shows that prevent them from progressing in the ratings for reasons that have nothing to do with trying to be successful and everything to do with cronysm.

  3. Rena Moretti says

    I think I may have lost what remained of my respect and trust for USA.

    First of all, Franklin and Bash averaged about 3 million viewers in its 10PM timeslot, not the inflated numbers USA used.

    It’s a really bad ratings are bad is the poor casting and poor scripts.

    What are they thinking at USA?

    Another year of a bad show with low ratings…

    What are they thinking?

    USA hasn’t found anything resembling a hit since Royal Pains five years ago. One of the reasons is renewing jokes like Franklin and Bash and wasting the money (I have to assume on buddies of the executives).

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