July 26, 2011

TNT has announced that freshman series Franklin & Bash has been renewed for a second season consisting of 10 new episodes. The legal drama stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer as two street-smart lawyers and longtime friends who are recruited into a legendary, but uptight, law firm.

“This summer, Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” said network executive VP Michael Wright in a press release. “We’re thrilled that the show has drawn such a remarkably strong following and look forward to bringing it back next summer.”

The series premiered in June and has since been drawing an average 3.9 million viewers a week (Live + 7 data), which ranks it in the top 5 new cable series for the summer-to-date. Two episodes remain in the first season, which wraps up on August 3.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)