TNT has closed the book on “Franklin and Bash” after four seasons.
The Sony Pictures TV legal dramedy wrapped its most recent season last month. Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar played hard-charging lawyers who wound up at a white-shoe law firm.
The writing was on the wall for the series in season four as it opened to a modest 1.2 million viewers and slid thereafter to end its 10-episode season with about 975,000 viewers. The show’s 18-49 demo numbers were also weak, failing to rise about a .5 in live-plus-same day numbers.
“Franklin and Bash” is also likely to be an example of the lighter, blue-sky shows that TNT is looking to move away from under the new regime led by Kevin Reilly, the Fox and NBC vet who was tapped last week as prexy of TNT and TBS.
Bill Chais and Kevin Falls created “Franklin and Bash” and exec produced with Jamie Tarses and Jack Clements. Malcolm McDowell, Reed Diamond and Toni Trucks co-starred.