TNT Renews 'Franklin & Bash' For Second Season

It took a year for Franklin & Bash to get on the air following its pickup to series in May 2010. But its second-season pickup came much faster. TNT has just renewed the legal dramedy starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, which airs Wednesdays at 9 PM. “This summer, Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright. Since premiering on June 1, Franklin & Bash has drawn an OK 3.9 million viewers in Live+7, ranking it among basic cable’s Top 5 new series for the summer-to-date. The series’ strength are the younger demos — it’s averaging a solid 1.8 million adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The series gets a boost of over 50% from DVR viewing. TNT used Franklin & Bash for a lead-in to buddy dramedy Men of a Certain Age, which was recently canceled. In Franklin & Bash, Gosselaar and Meyer star as two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Malcolm McDowell plays Stanton Infeld, a Renaissance man and the patriarch of the law firm. Also starring are Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais. The series is produced by Four Sycamore Prods, Left Coast Prods and FanFare Prods in association with Sony Pictures TV, with Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls, Bill Chais and Jason Ensler serving as executive producers.

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