'Franklin & Bash' Renewed for Ten Episode Season Four by TNT (Updated)

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October 17th, 2013

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Update: Here is TNT's press release:

TNT Issues Summons for Franklin & Bash Season 4


TNT has ordered a fourth season of Franklin & Bash, the popular buddy drama starring Breckin Meyer (Heroes) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue). Produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television, Franklin & Bash also stars Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) and Reed Diamond (24). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for season four, which is slated to air in summer 2014.


Franklin & Bash centers on Jared Franklin (Meyer) and Peter Bash (Gosselaar), two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who caused a seismic culture clash when they joined Infeld-Daniels, a legendary, button-down law firm. The patriarch of the firm – the brilliant and eccentrically spontaneous Renaissance man Stanton Infeld (McDowell) – hired them because he admires how Jared sticks it to authority every chance he gets and how Peter is able to forge a personal connect with both judge and jury.


Since hanging their shingle at Infeld-Daniels, Peter and Jared have repeatedly butted heads with fellow lawyers, especially Damien Karp (Diamond), who disapproves of their casual style and law-skirting methods. Karp also happens to be Stanton Infeld's nephew.


Franklin & Bash is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, My Boys), Kevin Falls (The West Wing, Sports Night) and Bill Chais (Shark, Dirty Sexy Money). The show launched on TNT in 2011 and went on to rank as one of basic cable's Top 5 new series that summer. The third season, which aired this past summer, averaged 3.4 million viewers, with 1.5 million adults 25-54. In January, Franklin & Bash earned a GLAAD Media Award nomination for its second-season episode "L'affaire Du Coeur," in which Karp represents a college buddy accused of cheating in a gay softball tournament.


TNT has renewed Franklin & Bash for a fourth season, according to multiple sources.


  • Mike

    YYYEEESSS… Im gonna start watching it now

  • Jon

    Either TNT really like the show or Sony has lowered their license fee in order to gain more episodes for syndication.

  • Dan

    Whaaaaaat wow Sony must have lowered the license fee to the ground.

  • Darryl

    Great but King and Maxual was better. I do not get TNT

  • Ram510

    @ Darryl

    King & Maxwell was terrible and K&M’s ratings were worse than Franklin & Bash. F&B was a self starter with limited promotion and held its own being the lone original on TNT Wednesday nights

  • Brandojames

    This makes me so happy. Love this show

  • Eric_Philly


  • Elijah

    WooooHoooo!! This is good news I was always a fan since the first season!! Cant Wait!! More Mark Paul and Breckin!!

  • Cyrax86

    Wow, interesting, this one survives again. So TNT only cancelled their lone freshman drama this season.

  • Dan

    @Jon – Well assuming Season 4 has 10 episodes to dd up to 40 total it would take likely 2 or 3 more seasons to get near syndication.

    I pegged this one as cancelled and King & Maxwell renewed but I guess TNT saw something in it. Weird.

    Other remaining cable bubble shows include USA’s Necessary Roughness and TV Land’s The Soul Man both of which I expect to be cancelled.

  • Devin

    Yes! Really didn’t think it would be.

  • Jon

    Great news long live Franklin and bash

  • Igwell


  • John A

    TNT didnt cancel much this year.

  • Mikel


  • Psac

    Show is really fun, but not a big fan of the Heather Locklear character. She doesn’t really add anything. Too much plastic surgery, too.

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  • tv2day

    was one of my favorite summer shows but last year really sucked Heather Locklear yuck

  • Kyouya

    Yes! After Southland was canceled, I was really worried about Franklin and Bash’s future. It took so long for them to announce the renewal that I thought it was canceled for good.

  • SG

    No mention of Heather Locklear, the main reason I watch!

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