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'Franklin & Bash': Our Favorite Buddy Comedy

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer team up and take on tradition in a new lawyer comedy

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We asked Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer to make an argument for — and against — their new TNT dramedy, Franklin & Bash (June 1), in which they star as two irreverent lawyers who join a traditional firm.

THE CASE FOR
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR
Who wouldn’t want to see Travis and Zack make asses of themselves?
BRECKIN MEYER
It’s a procedural-esque legal show that you haven’t seen done this way before. You go home with the characters, and their home happens to be a really fun place. It’s a legal Disneyland. GOSSELAAR
We have good, complex cases. Just when you think you’ve seen it before, we do a little Franklin and Bash on it — sprinkle a little F and B — and switch it up on you.
MEYER
These guys take their cases and clients seriously, but they don’t take each other seriously.

THE CASE AGAINST
MEYER
There are certain attractive people in the legal profession, and we have almost every single one on the show. That might be a distraction. You might have to hit that rewind button to hear what that really, really pretty girl said.
GOSSELAAR
You might have to break out a dictionary because we use big words. Objection. Sustained. Disposition — no, deposition.
MEYER
Disposition as well. You’ve got to have a good disposition during your deposition.
THE VERDICT
EW finds this show guilty of criminally fun mischief. Bail will be set at the price of a six-pack.

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