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'Once Upon a Time' Taps 'Lost' Beauty to Play Belle, Jane Seymour Books TNT Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 8th 2011 7:00PM
Emilie de Ravin Once Upon a Time'Lost' actress Emilie de Ravin will play Belle on 'Once Upon a Time.' Yep, that's Belle, as in the 'Beauty and the Beast' female lead.

According to TV Guide, there's no word on whether or not the Beast will make an appearance. However, look for Gaston to show up and for Belle to have a connection to Rumplestiltskin.

De Ravin is set to appear in episode 12 of the new ABC series.

This is her first TV role since 'Lost' ended.

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Cybill Shepherd, Rick Fox, Eric Mabius Book 'Franklin & Bash' & More Casting News

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 19th 2011 7:15PM
Franklin and Bash Season 2 GuestsThree-time Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd will guest star in an episode of buddy-lawyer dramedy 'Franklin & Bash.' The TNT series is currently filming Season 2.

Shepherd will play one of Stanton Infeld's (Malcolm McDowell) many ex-wives, Evanthia Steele, who is on trial for kidnapping a neglected dog. Series stars Mark Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer will be her defense team.

The show will also welcome 'Ugly Betty''s Eric Mabius and Rick Rox. Mabius will play Rossi, a handsome prosecutor trying to take down dog-napper Steele and one-half of Jango & Rossi, the B-list version of dynamic duo Franklin & Bash. Fox will play Andre, a professional tennis player called in to testify in the dog-napping case.

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TNT Renews 'Franklin & Bash' for Season 2

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 26th 2011 2:00PM
Franklin & BashIf there's one thing America loves more than lawyer shows, it's nostalgia.

That's why it's unsurprising that this summer's latest addition to the growing crop of courtroom series on TV, TNT's 'Franklin & Bash,' has done so well for the network that TNT has ordered a second season.

That means next year, we'll have ten more episodes of Zack Morris Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer's too-cool-for-rules lawyer duo and their oh-so-unconventional law practices.

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The Talking TV Podcast takes on Summer TV

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 9th 2011 3:00PM
In this week's Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast, we take on a bunch of summer shows we haven't discussed yet.

But why the 'Game of Thrones' podcast logo? Well, that's here because I never got around to posting links to the the two epic 'GoT' podcasts we did with TV critics James Poniewozik and Myles McNutt last week.

Below you'll find links to those podcasts, plus running times for this week's discussion of 'White Collar,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Franklin & Bash,' 'The Killing,' 'Camelot' and BBC America's re-airing of 'Battlestar Galactica.'

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Review: TNT's 'Franklin & Bash' Lays Down the Dude Law

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 1st 2011 11:45AM
'Franklin & Bash' (9PM ET Wednesday, TNT) has at least one thing going for it -- it's not nearly as dour and clunky as the last TNT legal drama Mark-Paul Gosselaar appeared in, Steven Bochco's 'Raising the Bar.'

On that show, Gosselaar played an idealistic lawyer whose long hair was meant to signify that he was not a tool of the Man. On the new show, Gosselaar's locks are tidily trimmed, but his character, Peter Bash, and Bash's law partner, Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) are supposed to be "offbeat," in the words of a TNT press release.

The trouble is, that word doesn't mean what TNT appears to think it means.

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Look Who's Back! '90s Stars Return to TV

by Stephanie Earp, posted May 30th 2011 4:00PM
With the US networks' upfronts completed, it's time for us TV writers to start picking out trends from the announcements. Is the crime drama dying? Is comedy 'back'? One trend for 2011's fall TV that's hard to miss is the return of a large handful of '90s and early 2000s TV stars who've been away from the small screen.

It's sort of like all the popular kids from high school went off to college, where they majored in things like the comedy-horror movie, highly publicized relationships and dubious art house films, and now they're back -- a little older, a little wiser and with way better hair. Welcome home, kids.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'Ringer,' The CW

Plot Summary: Gellar plays twins -- one a washed-up recovering alcoholic, the other a high-society wife. When wifey disappears under mysterious circumstances, Miss Intervention takes her place, only to discover her sister's life is way more messed up than her own.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer Talk 'Franklin & Bash'

by Joel Keller, posted May 25th 2011 10:00AM
'Franklin & Bash'It feels like both Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer have been on a whole lot of TV shows, doesn't it?

But when the stars of TNT's new lawyer dramedy 'Franklin & Bash' (premieres Wed., June 1 at 9PM ET) sat down with AOL TV to talk about the show, Gosselaar took pains to mention that, despite the presence of such flame-outs as 'Inside Schwartz' on Meyer's IMDb profile, his co-star has been in less TV shows than people think.

"I'm gonna put him in his place," joked Gosselaar, who's starred in everything from 'Saved By The Bell' to 'NYPD Blue.' "He hasn't had a long TV career. I think he's more known for his films, because what, B, you only had two shows?"

Meyer's semi-self-deprecating reply shows that the two have an easy chemistry, even off-screen: "Yeah, two shows. Except for some reason, I think people think I've done a lot, which is flattering and offensive."

The stars play unconventional lawyers Peter Bash (Gosselaar) and Jared Franklin (Meyer), guys' guys who take any and every case they can get and run their firm out of the man cave they live in. That is, until Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell) asks them to join his huge firm to shake up its stodginess.

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TV's Most Outrageous Lawyers

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 24th 2011 7:00PM
TV is chock-full of serious legal dramas, but it's the unorthodox lawyers that provide the most entertainment.

'Franklin & Bash' (premieres Wed., June 1, 9PM ET on TNT) -- starring Breckin Meyer as Jared Franklin and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Peter Bash -- takes the typical legal drama and injects a nice dose of comedy thanks to the fast-talking dynamic duo with a penchant for unexpected antics. (Beyond a flair for the dramatic in court, Gosselaar has a memorable nude scene in episode 1.)

'Franklin & Bash'

But they aren't the only offbeat characters who can still hold court on TV. From the highly successful to those bordering on incompetent, there are countless quirky counselors throughout TV history.

Here, eight of our favorite outrageous small screen lawyers, including hallucination-happy Ally McBeal, 'Seinfeld''s Jackie Chiles and more.

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TNT Picks Up Mark-Paul Gosselaar's 'Franklin and Bash'

by Mike Moody, posted May 14th 2010 10:20AM
Mark-Paul Gosselaar TNTTNT is giving Mark-Paul Gosselaar another shot at his own show.

According to sources for EW.com, the cable network has reportedly picked up 'Franklin and Bash,' a legal dramedy co-starring the 'Saved by the Bell' alum and 'Robot Chicken's' Breckin Meyer. The pair will play streetwise lawyers recruited by a high-powered firm.

Gosselaar previously starred in TNT's short-lived 'Raising the Bar,' another legal drama produced by Steven Bochco. According to the report, 'Franklin and Bash' will stand apart from 'Bar' and the rest of its dramatic lineup with a more comedic tone and a pilot that features ample shots of Gosselaar's naked bum. (No word yet on whether Gosselaar will be sporting his long Lorenzo Lamas-eque locks last seen in 'Bar's' first season.)

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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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