TVLine Items: Franklin & Bash Renewed, DWTS Alum to Tree Hill, Ringer Recast, and More

Court will remain in session for Franklin & Bash. TNT on Tuesday ordered a 10-episode second season of the legal dramedy, which stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer.

Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” TNT’s EVP of programming Michael Wright said 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.”

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

•  Dancing With the Stars alumna Chelsea Kane will join real-life boyfriend Stephen Colletti (who plays Chase on the primetime sudser) on an upcoming episode of the ninth — and presumed final — season of The CW’s One Tree Hill, per

• Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) has joined the cast of The CW’s Ringer, replacing Caitlin Custer as the rebellious stepdaughter of one of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s twin characters, Siobhan, reports.

• John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark) will guest star on USA Network’s Psych, Variety reports. The actor will play a kooky art museum curator sometime during Season 6, which premieres in October.

• The ninth season of TLC’s What Not to Wear is set to premiere Aug. 16, per The Hollywood Reporter. Jenny McCarthy and Dancing With the Stars‘ Cheryl Burke will appear in the opener, seeking a makeover for her assistant. WNTW Season 9 will also feature a new 360-degree mirror, and Clinton and Stacy will now “follow up” on clients a few weeks after their consult.

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Comments (17)

  • And, as Men of a Certain Age gets cancelled, mediocrity lives on!

    Comment by Sam – July 26, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I understand your frustration, and enjoyed Men of a Certain Age, but there’s no reason to ridicule this show’s success because the PTB were short-sighted regarding Men of a Certain Age. It probably had a higher price tag for less ratings. It’s a simple numbers game to them, and FAB merited a second chance (which MOACA also got). That doesn’t mean you have to come here and be rude about another show. I happen to think Franklin and Bash is funny. It’s a completely different show, if they had wanted to, the network could’ve renewed both. They didn’t. That doesn’t mean one show killed the other, so it doesn’t even make sense to post that comment here.

      Comment by Amber – July 26, 2011 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was just protesting the stupidity of the American viewer. They watch dreck like this while great television suffers. Even a brilliant show like Southland only gets half of the audience that this glorified USA show receives. I know most people don’t like to follow a serial storyline, but isn’t that what the freaking DVR is for?

        Comment by Sam – July 26, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sad, huh? Life Unexpected gets the axe while 90210 and oth live on. :(

          Comment by lorna – July 26, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Suits – why hasn’t it been renewed yet?

    Comment by Sparky – July 26, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How come we have to wait until next Summer for new episodes of Franklin and Bash? Hawthorne and Rizzoli & Isles does the same thing. I don’t understand why. I mean, USA shows have split seasons and it seems to work for them.

    Comment by amy – July 26, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why watch Franklin & Bash when you can watch Covert Affairs and White Collar on USA? So much better!

    Comment by alr – July 26, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I disagree with your comment Franklin & Bash is as good as White Collar and Covert Affairs. Just two different writing styles

      Comment by Liz – July 26, 2011 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because Malcolm McDowell isn’t in them.

      Comment by indy – July 26, 2011 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • White Collar and Covert Affairs are both decent shows, and they have some good episodes, and more mediocre ones. Franklin & Bash tends to be more on the good side consistently.
      But my policy is, why choose between Franklin & Bash or Covert Affairs + White Collar, when you can just watch them all? That is the best.

      Comment by Sourabh – July 27, 2011 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, since Covert Affairs and White Collar are on Tuesday nights, and Franklin and Bash is on Wednesday nights there’s no competition between the shows.

      Comment by Meg – July 27, 2011 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TNT cancels well written and acted Men of a Certain Age and renews garbage like Franklin and Bash

    Comment by mk – July 26, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Personaly I like Franklin and Bash, mainly because Malcolm McDowell is in it, but Leverage is my favourite TNT show.

    Comment by Mairead – July 26, 2011 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree with you more about F&B. I used to like Leverage, but then I discovered the British series from which it was inspired, “Hustle” ( and I found it 100 times better and funnier. I still watch Leverage though, but I think it’s not as good as it used to be in the 1st two seasons.

      Comment by indy – July 26, 2011 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A lot of Disney heading to The CW… Hellcats someone?

    Comment by Mix – July 26, 2011 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • depends which cw star ur effing, i guess. lol. cw is such a joke. i miss the wb.

      Comment by lorna – July 26, 2011 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • F&B is brilliant!!! But i agree why do we have to wait until next summer for season 2. Surely they should get it out quicker. Even as early as christmas?

    Comment by Anthony – August 19, 2011 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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