TBS and TNT both have greenlighted hourlong series, TBS picking up comedy "Glory Daze" and TNT going for lawyer-buddy series "Franklin & Bash."
TBS ordered eight episodes of "Glory Daze," starring Kelly Blatz, Callard Harris, Matt Bush, Drew Seeley, Hartley Sawyer, Julianna Guill and Tim Meadows. It’s created by Walt Becker ("Wild Hogs") and Michael LeSieur ("You, Me and Dupree"), who wrote the pilot and are executive producers. The show from TBS Productions is slated to premiere on TBS in late 2010.
It centers on a group of friends trying to navigate college life in 1980s Wisconsin.
Michael Wright, executive VP and head of programming, for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement, “The time is right for this feel-good, funny and fresh take on college life in the ‘80s.”
TNT, meanwhile, ordered 10 episodes of buddy lawyer series "Franklin & Bash," starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer.
It’s produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers are Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais; Falls and Chais wrote the pilot.
Wright in a statement called the show “a hugely entertaining, smart and funny take on the legal procedural.”
Meyer is Franklin and Gosselaar is Bash, the show’s young lawyers who don’t play by the rules, who are hired by a traditional, button-down law firm. Malcolm McDowell plays the patriarch of the law firm. Also featured are Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais.