Buddy Lawyers are Up to Their Old Tricks When Season 4 Launches Wednesday, Aug. 13

Franklin & Bash is Back in Business This Summer


Buddy Lawyers are Up to Their Old Tricks When Season 4 Launches Wednesday, Aug. 13


TNT's popular pair of buddy lawyers will be back on the case this summer when Franklin & Bash returns for its fourth season. Breckin Meyer (Heroes) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue) star in the light-hearted legal drama, which launches its new season Wednesday Aug. 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). 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). This season will also see the addition of new cast members Toni Trucks (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Ruby Sparks) and Anthony Ordonez (The Good Wife, 7E).


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. This season Franklin & Bash bring on a new ambitious lawyer Anita Haskins (Trucks) and quirky investigator Dan Mundy (Ordonez).


Franklin & Bash is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, My Boys), Kevin Falls (The West Wing, Sports Night), Bill Chais (Shark, Dirty Sexy Money) and Jack Clements (The Bridge, Jericho). 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.


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