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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Lands Another Good-Guy Lawyer Gig

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 8th 2010 12:15PM
Mark-Paul GosselaarAfter logging a couple of seasons as a lawyer on TNT's now defunct legal drama, 'Raising the Bar,' TV veteran and perennial hottie Mark-Paul Gosselaar is headed back to court -- this time, on TBS' hourlong comedy pilot, 'Franklin & Bash.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Jamie Tarses-produced pilot, which was penned by Kevin Falls ('The West Wing') and Bill Chais ('Dirty Sexy Money'), focuses on lifelong pals ('Robot Chicken's' Breckin Meyer is "Franklin" to Gosselaar's "Bash") who successfully take down a big time law firm only to end up being wooed by the firm's patriarch. No word yet on a premiere date.

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TBS Picks Up 'In Security,' 'Franklin and Bash'

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Feb 10th 2010 12:15PM
Two more pilots have been picked up by TBS, bringing the number of new 60-minute comedies on the network's roster to four.

According the Hollywood Reporter, the two new pilot orders were for 'In Security' and 'Franklin and Bash.' The first concerns two sisters who run a private-security business for the high-and-mighty while trying to manage insecure family matters of their own. 'Franklin and Bash' pivots off the friendship of two gutsy, make-their-own-rules lawyers who beat a top-tier law firm on a case and are then invited to join the white-shoe firm.

Heading up the 'In Security' executive producing team are Ric Swartzlander ('Gary Unmarried'; 'Hidden Hills') and Peter Segal (the feature 'Get Smart') together with Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. Segal has been tapped to direct the pilot.

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CBS Believes in 'True Love'

by Scott Harris, posted Jan 6th 2010 10:30AM
In this difficult world we live in, some small comforts remain timeless and ineffable, such as puppies, apple pie and, of course, true love. But would you want to watch a TV show about them?

Well, CBS hopes so, because according to Variety they've given the green light to 'True Love,' which, if nothing else, will help dispel any rumors that the network is heartless. The series, which is being produced for the network by Sony, "revolves around a quartet of twentysomething friends looking for romance" in New York City.

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Comedy Central signs up Tucker Max

by Brett Love, posted Dec 11th 2006 3:31PM
Tucker Max I think this internet thing might just be catching on... It seems that self proclaimed asshole, Tucker Max, has managed to turn his website into a television show. But this isn't just some video podcast, or YouTube experiment. It's the real deal. Variety is reporting that the team of Gavin Palone and Jamie Tarses will executive produce the show for Comedy Central. The two also work together producing TBS' new show My Boys. It's good, you should take a look.

Tucker's site has gained a rather large following, getting something between 1 and 1.5 million unique visitors a month. Along with a blog and a message board, the big attraction is the stories of his boozing and womanizing. They have already led to the book "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell." Max will also write the pilot script. The show is said to be about him and his friends as they transition into adulthood.

I'll be interested to see what comes of this. Some of the stories Tucker has written are very funny, so there is something to build from. Being on Comedy Central will get them a bit of leeway with content, but I think this one would have been better served with the even more lax restrictions at Showtime or HBO.

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