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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  1. Sam says:

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

    • Amber says:

      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.

      • Sam says:

        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?

  2. Sparky says:

    What about Suits – why hasn’t it been renewed yet?

  3. amy says:

    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.

  4. alr says:

    Why watch Franklin & Bash when you can watch Covert Affairs and White Collar on USA? So much better!

    • Liz says:

      I disagree with your comment Franklin & Bash is as good as White Collar and Covert Affairs. Just two different writing styles

    • indy says:

      Because Malcolm McDowell isn’t in them.

    • Sourabh says:

      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.

    • Meg says:

      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.

  5. mk says:

    TNT cancels well written and acted Men of a Certain Age and renews garbage like Franklin and Bash

  6. Mairead says:

    Personaly I like Franklin and Bash, mainly because Malcolm McDowell is in it, but Leverage is my favourite TNT show.

    • indy says:

      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.

  7. Mix says:

    A lot of Disney heading to The CW… Hellcats someone?

  8. Anthony says:

    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?