FRANKLIN & BASH
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Interview, Peter Bash
FRANKLIN & BASH Series Premiere Wednesday June 1st at 9 PM EST on TNT
May 11, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
FRANKLIN & BASH Press Release: This summer, two nontraditional street lawyers promise to shake-up a buttoned-down law firm in TNT’s new offbeat drama series FRANKLIN & BASH. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue) and Breckin Meyer (Road Trip) star in the title roles, along with Malcolm McDowell (Hereos, Entourage) as the eccentric head of the law firm. The outstanding cast also includes Garcelle Beauvais (NYPD Blue), Dana Davis (10 Things I Hate About You), Kumail Nanjiani (Michael & Michael Have Issues) and Reed Diamond (Homicide: Life on the Street, Journeyman). FRANKLIN & BASH premieres Wednesday, June 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). When they’re not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they’d go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin (Meyer) and Peter Bash (Gosselaar) are chasing down their latest clients…sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they’re ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking. Peter has a knack for connecting with jury and judge, while Jared loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. Despite their bad-boy antics, brash presentation and devil-may-care attitudes, Jared and Peter are good lawyers who are willing to do anything for a client, no matter who the client might be. That quality catches the attention of Stanton Infeld (McDowell), a Renaissance man and the patriarch of Infeld Daniels, one of the top law firms in Los Angeles. He sees a lot of himself in the young men and decides to recruit the pair to bring a fresh energy to the firm. Jared and Peter are joined by their two legal aides, the brilliant, brassy Carmen (Davis) and the agoraphobic, verminophobic Pindar (Nanjiani). Infeld’s decision to take on fresh talent doesn’t sit well with his nephew, Damien Karp (Reed), a lawyer who has his own plans for the firm and a particularly shifty way of doing business. The arrival of Jared and Peter also threatens Karp’s romantic – albeit celibate – relationship with Hanna Linden (Beauvais), a lawyer who takes an immediate liking to Jared. In their new digs at Infeld Daniels, Jared and Peter handle a variety of clients, from a woman fired for being too beautiful to a family feud over a cherished baseball. But their story is really about the incredible friendship they’ve built and how their relationship is challenged now that they find themselves working in a more corporate atmosphere. Only time will tell if these devoted buddies can survive in this new environment. FRANKLIN & BASH is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. 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) serve as executive producers. Falls and Chais wrote the pilot.
I spoke with MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR about his new series, FRANKLIN & BASH, which is premiering on TNT June 1st. It was such an honor to speak with him and I will admit, I’ve had a crush on him since his “Saved by the Bell” days but seriously, who didn’t have a crush on Zack Morris? I am happy to report that I have watched the first five episodes of FRANKLIN & BASH and I love it. Mark-Paul does an amazing job bringing Peter Bash to life. The pilot is incredible, witty and let me tell you, Mark-Paul fans, you will be more than thrilled. He flexes his music muscles and then some. A few of my favorite Mark-Paul guest starring roles have been in “Weeds”, “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Do not miss the series premiere of FRANKLIN & BASH on June 1st at 9 PM EST only on TNT.
Read the interview: http://lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEW-FRANKLIN-AND-BASH-MARK-PAUL-GOSSELAAR.html