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Franklin & Bash

Franklin and Bash TV showNetwork: TNT
Episodes: 40 (hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: June 1, 2011 — October 22, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Malcolm McDowell, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond, Garcelle Beauvais, Claire Coffee, and Alexandra Holden.

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TV show description:
Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are a pair of lawyers that you want to have on your side. With business cards in hand, they’re ready to nab a client within seconds of a car accident, an arrest for solicitation, or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they’ve got a certain flair and will do or say just about anything to get a win for their clients.

Peter has a knack for connecting with judge and jury, while Jared loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. Peter holds nothing back in court, is a confident ladies man, and has a killer body that he’s not modest about showing off. Meanwhile, Jared is quick-witted, scrappy, and a master showman in the courtroom. His dad’s a well-known attorney but Jared prefers to make it on his own, liking to stand up for the little guy. He formerly dated Assistant District Attorney Janie Ross (Claire Coffee).

Despite their bad-boy antics, brash presentation and devil-may-care attitudes, their devotion to their clients catches the attention of Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell). He’s a man of culture and philosophy who’s also a fierce competitor in court and the patriarch of Infeld Daniels, one of the top law firms in Los Angeles. He sees a lot of himself in the young men and decides to recruit the pair to bring a fresh energy to the firm. Jared and Peter are joined by their two legal aides; smart and tough paralegal Carmen Phillips (Dana Davis) and Pindar Singh (Kumail Nanjiani), a brilliant writer and researcher who’s socially awkward and has some serious anxiety issues.

Infeld’s decision to take on the fresh talent doesn’t sit well with his nephew, Damien Karp (Reed Diamond), a morally-challenged and ambitious lawyer who has his own plans for the firm. Jared and Peter’s arrival also threatens Karp’s romantic desires for Hanna Linden (Garcelle Beauvais), a beautiful and smart attorney who takes an immediate liking to Jared.

In their new offices at Infeld Daniels, Jared and Peter handle a variety of new and interesting clients but their incredible friendship remains a constant. Time will tell if the devoted buddies’ relationship can survive in this new environment.

Series Finale

Episode #40 — Red or Black
Infeld is convinced he’s going to die after a mysterious invitation beckons him to Las Vegas to confront his destiny. The boys and Dan Mundy follow him to the city of sin, and try to convince him that his death isn’t supposed to happen, and that the whole thing is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Soon they find their own futures hanging in the balance when they’re arrested for cheating a casino out of thousands. Franklin and Bash must put Vegas itself on trial in order to win the day, which they do. The win is bittersweet, as the whole ordeal has raised serious question about their destiny. It’s decided that the future of the legal team of Franklin and Bash will rest solely on one spin of the roulette wheel.
First aired: October 22, 2014.

What do you think? Do you like the Franklin & Bash TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?


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Cathy V February 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Really sad . I wish they woud do a season 5


Christine February 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Extremely upsets that Franklin & Bash was canceled!!!!! Great show that made me laugh each week. Should never have been canceled!!!


Poni January 31, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Wow, How disappointing this network needs to rethink this choice to cancel. This show has a great cast of actors . Not to mention a wonderful banter between Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer) .. this was unique and different and a great grown up show…. LIKE THEY SAY IN TV GUIDE “‘JEERS FOR CANCELLING”


Lila Khan January 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I am very disappointed that Franklin & Bash has been cancelled. I looked forward every week to watch it. Why are all the good shows always cancelled?


Victoria Dehlbom January 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm

I am disappointed Franklin and Bash was canceled. Please reconsider this decision. I understand TN wants to go in an edgier direction, howe’ve many of us appreciate watching a drama-comedy. At the very least don’the leave us with a cliffhanger.


Nancy Monroe January 21, 2015 at 1:08 am

Please bring this show back for a fifth season. I loved that show it was fun and funny at time. I used to watch Mark-Paul Goosler in the TV show called saved by the bell. I like him and he is a good actor and is funny at trying to be a lawyer. I get a kick out of the show and would like to see it back on. I am glad I am not the only one who loves this show too. Too many shows get canceled just because they don’t think it was any good which is a wrong way of thinking and each show should be voted on by t he public before it is decided. Thanks


camilla January 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I got into this show after it had been on a while and I got hooked. I love this show; it’s great escapist fun. The cast is fantastic; there is such chemistry among them. It seems like they have a lot of fun working together. I can only imagine what it must be like on set. And I can’t imagine why TNT wants to cancel it. I think the bureaucrats and bean-counters that cancel these shows don’t even watch TV and wouldn’t know a good show if it bit them on the butt.


Jon lee January 16, 2015 at 9:02 am

Tnt sucks! I loved this show! Of course they’ll keep the boring as all hell shows, but this was my favorite show so tnt more people are leaving your crappy channel and I’m included!!!


Michele January 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Please bring this show back. It is a great show.


llubs January 15, 2015 at 12:50 am

Loved the show wish it was still on


Debbie January 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Very very upset they cancelled this show, I loved this show as I’m quite sure a lot of others do. Go figure they cancel the good show to put on crappy shows!!!!


Patrick January 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

This was one of my favorite shows on tv. Every episode made me laugh & I just wanted to see what they would do in court next. Made me want to do something wrong for them two defend me. lol! I can’t believe TNT would not give this show one more season. Put it in a time slot that would make it more watched. This show had everything… from comedy, too a little drama, & sexy ladies & also great story lines. With great special guest stars. TNT should bring it back for one more season & see how it goes. This is the only show besides Sons of Anchory that I looked forward to every season. BRING IT BACK!


jonathan January 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

I am done with TNT


Sabrina Curlee December 28, 2014 at 5:23 am

I love this show. I guess it pats not to get invested in TNT shows because boom their gone with no warning! I know this show had to have a great following.This is one show that makes you laugh! Really laugh. The only other show that comes close is The Big Bang Theory, but it doesn’t have my taste in men. Sorry guys if you read this:(


Kathy December 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

This is a no-brainier type of show. Please don’t cancel it.


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