‘Franklin & Bash’ Canceled by TNT

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer show ran for four seasons

Last Updated: November 11, 2014 @ 1:57 PM

Case dismissed: After four seasons, TNT has canceled the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-Breckin Meyer legal comedy-drama “Franklin & Bash.”

To find a probable reason for not ordering a fifth season, one wouldn’t have to look too in-depth. Nielsen ratings were down significantly from Season 3 to Season 4: According to Live + 7 Day numbers, “Franklin & Bash” dropped 32 percent in total viewers season-over-season, pulling in 2.3 million per episode in the most-recent run.

In the key adults 25-54 demographic, the show’s average of 1.1 million viewers was down 26 percent. In another main demo, viewers 18-49, “Franklin & Bash” fell 30 percent to just 926,000.

Incidentally, the move comes one week to the day after Kevin Reilly was officially named TNT, TBS president, as well as chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment.

Previously, Reilly served as chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

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