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Twelve Shows You Can't Miss: No. 7 Franklin & Bash

Heather Locklear joins the firm, and balls will be busted

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Sex on a table — that was easy,” says Heather Locklear. ”When I had to cross-examine people and be in court, I was nervous.” The veteran actress is referring to her upcoming gig on TNT’s legal dramedy as the firm’s new partner, who’s tasked with corralling man-child attorneys Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar). ”She’s a bit of a ballbuster,” Locklear says. ”Me, in real life, cannot bust one ball. Maybe sometimes. But rarely. So I’m like, Why do they keep casting me [as a bitch]?” Perhaps it’s because she’s so damn good at playing them. The premiere finds Locklear sitting clothed next to a naked Meyer and Gosselaar on Piers Morgan, and later discussing masturbation. But if you think that’s wild, says Locklear, ”in another one, I’m talking about cow semen. I’m like, ‘Really?’ ” Also ahead: a lip-lock with Jane Seymour, returning as Bash’s mother, who gets arrested for prostitution while serving as a sex surrogate. Explains Locklear, ”She thinks I’m a cold fish, so she tries to shake me up and kisses me…very nicely.”