‘Franklin & Bash’ TV series

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 23, 2012

Franklin & Bash is one of my favorite TV shows. I think the guys are so fun together. Were they friends before the series?

—George Ikari, Tacoma, Wash.
No. “We didn’t know each other beforehand,” says Breckin Meyer, 38, who plays lawyer Jared Franklin. “We met once in an airport for two minutes. [Mark-Paul Gosselaar] already had the gig when I read with him. When I got the part, we went off to Atlanta to film the pilot. We clicked immediately. And when we watched the pilot for the first time together, when it was over, we both said the same thing: ‘I want to see what else these guys are going to do.’” 
For fans who also want to see what the legal duo are up to, the second season of Franklin & Bash premieres June 5. 
And as a result of their successful first season, the show’s guest-star list has grown. “Sean Astin, Rick Fox, Seth Green, Eric Mabius, Martin Mull, Kevin Nealon, Cybill Shepherd and Peter Weller come to play,” says Meyer. 
What you may not know about the Minneapolis-born actor, who is best known for playing slacker characters of dubious maturity and sobriety, is in real-life he has a serious side. In addition to performing, he is also a writer and producer. He is the creator of the recently debuted Men at Work comedy on TBS. In addition, the married father of an 8-year-old daughter has also been nominated for an Emmy for writing for one of his episodes of Robot Chicken