“…Franklin & Bash is smart, it’s fun and it’s summer.”
– Los Angeles Times, Mary McNamaraStarring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer FRANKLIN & BASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Debuts on DVD June 19th
Culver City, CA (April 10, 2012) – The first season of the hit offbeat legal drama, FRANKLIN & BASH, airing on TNT, debuts on DVD June 19th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Following the personal and professional escapades of two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers, the series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TV’s “Raising the Bar,” “NYPD Blue”) as Peter Bash, the confident ladies’ man who has a knack for connecting with judge and jury, and Breckin Meyer (TV’s “Robot Chicken,” Road Trip) as Jared Franklin, his quick-witted best friend who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. The unconventional duo, newly recruited by a legendary, button-down law firm, is ready to shake up the establishment with their nontraditional courtroom approach to every new case. The Sony Pictures Television original series also stars Reed Diamond (Moneyball, TV’s “24”), Dana Davis (TV’s “10 Things I Hate About You,” Prom Night), Garcelle Beauvais (TV’s “NYPD Blue”), Kumail Nanjiani (Life as We Know It) and Malcolm McDowell (TV’s “Entourage,” A Clockwork Orange).
The three-disc set of FRANKLIN & BASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON comes with all 10 episodes and is loaded with special features, including: a never-before-released blooper reel; a free first episode of “Men at Work,” created and written by Breckin Meyer; three “Franklin & Bash” commercials, advertising the duo’s services; and, seven behind-the-scenes featurettes, providing an inside look at the making of the show.
FRANKLIN & BASH is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. FRANKLIN & BASH is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses (TNT’s HawthoRNe, Mr. Sunshine and Mad Love), Jason Ensler (The West Wing, Chuck), Kevin Falls (Journeyman, The West Wing) and Bill Chais (Shark, Dirty Sexy Money).
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer star as Peter Bash and Jared Franklin, two fly- by-the-seat-of-their-pants attorneys who are recruited by senior partner Stanton Infeld (McDowell) to bring new energy into the Infeld Daniels law firm. Despite their antics and sometimes shocking tactics, this pair of devoted pals are good lawyers that will do whatever it takes to win for their client.
FRANKLIN & BASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON includes a full docket of special guest appearances by Natalie Zea (TV’s “Justified”), Beau Bridges (The Descendents), Tom Arnold (TV’s “Roseanne”), Jason Alexander (TV’s “Seinfeld”), Kathy Najimy (TV’s “Veronica’s Closet”), Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke), James Van Der Beek (TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”), Tricia Helfer (TV’s “The Firm”) and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse).
The Three-Disc FRANKLIN & BASH DVD Set Includes:
- Never-been-released Blooper Reel
- Free first episode of “Men at Work,” created and written by Breckin Meyer
- Seven Behind-the-Scenes FeaturettesThree “Franklin & Bash” commercials, advertising the duo’s services
- Creating the Cases, discussing the cases that Franklin & Bash take on
- Franklin & Bash & Friendship, delving into the duo’s friendship
- Franklin & Bash Behind the Scenes, a look at the making of the show
- Behind the Behind, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar talking about the scene where he exposes his bottom
- Malcolm McDowell Office Tour
- Working for Franklin & Bash, a look at the two actors (Nanjiani and Davis) that work for Franklin & Bash
- Man Cave Tour, in which Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer give us a tour of their home/office/man cave
BROADCAST YEAR: 2011 TNT
FRANKLIN & BASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON has a run time of approximately 471 minutes and is not rated.
Franklin & Bash will return for its sophomore season on June 5th.
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