TNT 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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great show do not cancel