Itís the time of year when many people expect plenty of show cancelations on network TV. However, cable cancelations are announced much less regularly, making this weekís news even more of a shocker. TNT has announced that Franklin and Bash is officially ending after four seasons on the network.
TNT has made some shifts to its summer schedule, the biggest of which pushes Franklin & Bash up by more than a month. Those eager to see the legal drama return for its third season have only to wait until mid-June, rather than the end of July, which is where TNT had originally scheduled the show's return.
Summer may be months away, but itís not too soon for networks to start planning out their primetime lineups. TNT laid out their summer plans, which include the return of Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, and other shows, including the final season of The Closer. And there are some new series being added to the line-up, including the reboot of Dallas.
While TNTís legal drama Franklin & Bash isnít set to return with new episodes until next summer, the network is already lining up a number of guest stars for Season 2. Word is, Cybill Shepherd, Eric Mabius and Rick Fox are all set to grace the seriesí presence with their attractiveness and acting chops at some point next season.
Fans of Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer will be pleased to hear this news. The verdict is in for Frankin & Bash and it looks as though TNT sentenced the legal drama for a second season. Considering the show ranks as one of basic cableís top new summer series (this according to TNTís announcement), I suppose this news was to be expected.
Once upon a time Mark-Paul Gosselaar starred in a TNT drama series about a bunch of lawyers. While Raising The Bar didnít last, I have higher hopes for Franklin & Bash, his next attempt at a TNT legal drama, and not just because Gosselaarís hair situation is much better this time around.
TNT Summer 2011 Schedule: Premieres Include Falling Skies And Legal Drama Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar
TNTís already gearing up for the summer. While June is still months away, the cable network has announced the schedule for their new and returning original series. This includes the legal drama Franklin & Bash starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and the much anticipated Falling Skies.