On the July 3 episode of TNT’s Franklin & Bash, Cheers‘ John Ratzenberger guest stars as the judge to whom Jared (Breckin Meyer) and Peter (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) speak about subpoenaing a parrot for their latest case, which apparently involves pirates. Craziest case on a summer TV show? We shall see. READ FULL STORY
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TNT announces summer premiere dates for new Dwayne Johnson series, 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Falling Skies,' more
The countdown to the final episodes of the 2012-2013 season for many broadcast network shows began last week, as ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS and the CW announced their season finale dates. But fans of TNT shows can now mark their calendars for the return of shows like Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles. The cable network announced their summer premiere dates today.
TNT has four new series lined up for this summer. The first to debut is The Hero, a reality competition series that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts. TNT describes it as a show that “will bring nine ordinary people together and assign them various missions testing their brains, their brawn and even their morality.” The Hero will be the lead-in for another new competition series, the Survivor-esque 72 Hours, which drops three competing teams in the wilderness with only one bottle of water and a GPS. The contestants have three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash.
Check out the full list of TNT’s summer premieres below: READ FULL STORY
Franklin & Bash have a new partner.
Heather Locklear is joining the TNT drama as a series regular for the show’s upcoming third season. The sexy TV veteran will play Rachel King, “a stunning trial lawyer, with stiletto heels and clothes tailored within an inch of their life.” King comes on board as a new partner at Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash’s (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) law firm, making life more interesting.
Star of Fox’s original Melrose Place, Locklear most recently had an arc on The CW’s reboot of the classic soap and had a few guest appearances on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. This will mark her first series regular role since 2004′s short-lived LAX and, before that, ABC’s Spin City. Franklin & Bash returns this summer.
This has gold written all over it, people.
EW has learned exclusively that Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been cast as Max’s “new mysterious roommate” named Chase on ABC’s Happy Endings. Gosselaar, who also appears on TNT’s recently renewed Franklin & Bash, will guest in episode 10 of the new season, which returns for a new season tomorrow.
Those especially eager to see the former Zack Morris on the network can also watch tomorrow’s season premiere of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23, in which the Saved By the Bell-er will be playing himself, as EW previously reported exclusively.
Tonight, TNT’s Franklin & Bash returns for its second season (10 p.m. ET), and while our favorite man-child lawyers, Peter Franklin (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Jared Bash (Breckin Meyer), have yet to mature, Gosselaar promises we will see them take on more responsibility this year. “Right off the bat, the guys are made equity partners, so they have a lot more high-profile cases. Instead of representing just the underdogs, which they were notorious for, they are representing the guys that they’ve always gone up against — the CEOs, the people who can bring in money to the company,” he says. “So they’re struggling to figure out how to stay true to themselves.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean the show is losing its lighter side. The season opener features one of Meyer’s favorite days on a set ever — Bash is inside a magician’s water tank demonstrating the equipment is faulty. (Yes, he should have thought that one through.) And Franklin’s arms get lathered up in sunscreen to show how their client could have easily slipped out of sexy female police officer’s (Kat Foster) submission hold when he thought she was just a hot woman dressed as a cop for the costumed Keg Man triathlon. (Producers wanted Gosselaar to go shirtless in court, but he insisted he at least wear the client’s gladiator costume armor, pictured, so as to not be completely gratuitous. Watch the scene below.) READ FULL STORY
TNT announced the premiere dates for their jam-packed summer schedule this morning. While the highly-anticipated reboot of Dallas will be kicking off mid-June, The Closer begins its final six-episode run on July 9. Check out the rest of the premiere dates below:
9:00-10:00 PM Rizzoli & Isles (Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM Franklin & Bash (Series Premiere) READ FULL STORY
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