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CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 35 admit-two passes up for grabs to the Chicago VIP early screening party for TNT’s new comedy series “Franklin & Bash” with stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer in attendance for a Q&A! “Franklin & Bash” premieres on TNT on June 1, 2011 at 8 p.m. CST.

Each winner will see the premiere episode of the show before it airs and participate in a Q&A with Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“NYPD Blue”) and Breckin Meyer (“Road Trip”). The show also features Malcolm McDowell, Stephanie Carpentieri, Michael L. Covington, Cristina Valenciaga, Karina Villegas, Claire Coffee, Ally Maki, Ciel Turich, Norma J. Houser and Kaye Marie Talise from director Jason Ensler and writers Bill Chais and Kevin Falls.

To win your free VIP pass to the Chicago “Franklin & Bash” advance-screening party courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This party is on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

Franklin and Bash premieres on TNT on June 1, 2011 at 8 p.m. CST
“Franklin & Bash” premieres on TNT on June 1, 2011 at 8 p.m. CST.
Image credit: TNT

Here is the plot description for “Franklin & Bash”:

“Franklin & Bash” is a buddy lawyer series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“NYPD Blue”) and Breckin Meyer (“Rat Race,” “Robot Chicken”) as two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm.

Meyer plays Jared Franklin. He loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. Whether they’re kicking back at their favorite hot dog stand, chasing down their latest clients (sometimes literally) or kissing their witness on the stand, this dynamic duo shows their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

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. Gosselaar as Peter, on the other hand, has a knack for connecting with the jury and judge. 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 (Malcolm 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 recruits the pair to bring a fresh energy to the firm. Jared and Peter are joined by their two legal aides: the brilliant and brassy Carmen (Dana Davis) and the agoraphobic, verminophobic Pindar (Kumail Nanjiani).

Infeld’s decision to take on fresh talent doesn’t sit well with his nephew, Damien Karp (Reed Diamond). He’s 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 (Garcelle Beauvais). She’s 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.

A TV promo for “Franklin & Bash” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

Are rules made to be followed, bent or broken?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 35 winners randomly via e-mail for our VIP “Franklin & Bash” Hookup. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2011 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

Anonymous's picture

Followed without rules the

Followed without rules the world would be in a greater state of chaos then it already is in!

Jmbishop22's picture

Rules to Be Followed, Bent, Broken??

I’d say about 95% of the time, Rules should be followed. 5%, broken, but NEVER bent. Bent implies special treatment, but broken means a situation calls for challenging authority, going a new way.

shilpa's picture

VIP screening entry

I’d like to say that rules are meant to be bent. Rules are guidelines intended to provide parameters but every now and then some of the best results can come from thinking outside the box and bending the rules a bit.

goatius's picture


If we’re talking rules that may or may not result in accidental death and/or dismemberment, I’d say followed. If it’s rules revolving around the maximum capacity for a bar per the fire marshall, I’d say followed. However, in most situations where your life isn’t in peril, I think rules are more a guide than a strict order for how to live your life. Forms need to be submitted in triplicate?! Get bent, rules!

Hendrix's picture


If not in concrete, sometimes it a judgement call

suttondancer's picture


Most rules are to be followed, some can be bent a little, even broken some of the time.

suttondancer's picture


Most rules are to be followed, some can be bent a little, even broken some of the time.

DaveTheBatMan's picture

Rules are made to be bent...

Since there are always extenuating circumstances, rules should be considered more like VERY strong guidelines than mandates. Breaking them without reason is foolish, but bending them at least allows for mitigating circumstances.

sondie2000's picture


Rules are of course MADE to be followed; however, that doesn’t prevent the breaking or bending of rules!

Anonymous's picture


Rules are like best practice, they apply as long as they make sense for the situation but should not be followed blindly

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