TNT has ordered a second season of Franklin & Bash, the legal drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, EW has learned. Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m., Franklin & Bash ranks as one of basic cable’s top new series of the summer. The net ordered 10 more episodes.
“This summer, Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies in a statement. “We’re thrilled that the show has drawn such a remarkably strong following and look forward to bringing it back next summer.”
Gosselaar and Meyer star as two young street lawyers in the drama that also stars Malcolm McDowell as Stanton Infeld, the patriarch of the law firm. The show’s from the Emmy-winning Kevin Falls (The West Wing) and also features Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais.
Since premiering on June 1, Franklin & Bash has drawn 3.9 million viewers, ranking it among basic cable’s Top 5 new series for the summer-to-date. The series is averaging 1.8 million adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Sadly, the drama’s stellar ratings couldn’t give enough of a boost to its lead-out, Men of a Certain Age. TNT cancelled the Ray Romano drama after two seasons.