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not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm.
Four months after the arrest of Stanton Infeld, Peter and Jared find themselves in charge of the newly renamed Infeld, Daniels, Franklin & Bash. Enter Mason Trawley an archaeologist who believes he's been unfairly locked out of a storage unit containing many treasured artifacts, among which is the death mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Hor-Aha. Peter and Jared agree to take Trawley's case, but soon find themselves questioning their client's sanity when a former professor claims Trawley is unstable and possibly dangerous. Peter, and Jared hire private investigator Dan Mundy to discreetly search the firm's computers for evidence that might exonerate Infeld of his supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Ellen Swatello the newest partner to join the IDFB ranks, defends a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in danger of being closed in order for a Day Care Center to open up down the street, resulting in a weed-iation. Also joining the firm is young attorney Anita Haskins.
The firm's newest attorney, Anita Haskins, takes point on a seemingly simple divorce case, but when it's revealed that the plaintiff is married to a plastic surgeon who's been subletting at the firm, Peter and Jared step in to ensure they don't lose the much needed revenue stream. They guys must now win the case by proving the surgeon cheated on her/with her. Also, a promise to score tickets to a highly anticipated baseball game sends the boys calling in favors all over town leading to a kiss Peter or Jared will never forget. Creed Bratton also guest stars.
Driver who works for a crowd-sourced taxi service is accused of stealing celebrity handbags with the help of one of his passengers. Peter and Jared have their work cut out for them when it's revealed the passenger used a fake identity to book the rides, and left their client to take the fall. The guys must find the mystery girl and convince her to confess, but when they do, they discover the driver's crush on her is so debilitating, it's almost clinical, giving them no choice but to put his neurochemicals on the stand and prove his "crush" is akin to that of a "judgment impairing drug." Meanwhile, furious that his caricature has been removed from a local restaurant, Infeld sucker-punches the owner, re-sparking a bitter rivalry. To avoid a costly settlement that could bury him and the firm in debt, Franklin & Bash arrange a more old-school measure to appease the victim: Infeld must take one punch from guest star Mike Tyson.
Peter and Jared become the targets of a dirty cop while helping a client win back his beachfront property from a greedy land developer. Concerned for their safety, the boys turn to Peter's old flame Officer Wendy McQuiag to help expose the corruption and keep them out of trouble until they can win the case. Meanwhile, a newly reinstated Stanton Infeld competes with his nephew Karp, now at a rival firm, for high-powered piece of business.
Peter and Jared tackle journalist shield law when they agree to defend a high school newspaper reporter accused of running a smear campaign against another student. Winning this one is especially important to Peter because the mother of the young journalist is an old High School flame who got away. Meanwhile, Jared and Swattello are required to fill out HR forms detailing the nature of their professional relationship and Infeld sues a dry cleaner over a pair of extremely overpriced pants.
Peter's mom brings the boys the tantalizingly touching case of an injured stripper. Realizing they're going to have to think outside the box to help the beautiful ladies of Kandy's, they do the Franklin & Bashiest maneuver to date, and help the strippers of Los Angeles unionize. The guys' old nemesis Damien Karp rejoins the firm, and Peter exchanges his legal services for the lavish title of Duke in lieu of pay, culminating in a gala at which Jared drunkenly makes a pass at Peter's mom - or is it the other way around? Kevin McKidd and James Remar also guest star.
Jared wakes up in bed next to Peter's mom equal parts thrilled and horrified that he's slept with his best friend's mom. Peter finds out about it and things get awkward, but the guys must quickly put aside their differences on the issue to save their beloved diner after it's been shut down and is in the process of being bought out by a competitor. Also, Pindar returns from his travels abroad and informs the guys he's engaged - but is his fiancée real?
Franklin & Bash attempt to help their buddy Danny Dubois with an adult adoption in order to secure his residence in an age-restricted retirement community where he lives with his much older friend, and aging Adonis, The Falcon. But as the case unfolds it becomes clear to the guys that The Falcon is actually the one who needs to be adopted and reigned in before one of his wild drinking binges ends up killing him. Karp and Anita join forces to prevent a scientist from losing an important grant after an airline declares an "Act of God" grounded her plane.
Jared convinces a frightened Peter to delve into "Haunted House Law" with hopes to save a recently retired couple from having to declare bankruptcy. The boys must prove a real estate giant knowingly deceived their clients, by hiding the fact that a grizzly death happened on the property. But it won't be easy, as the tycoon has hired a former protégé of theirs who knows all of their tricks. After being thwarted at every turn, and forbidden to discuss "the paranormal" in court, they exploit a technicality and convince the judge to allow a jury field trip that brings the court face-to-face with a terrifying gypsy winner Cloris Leachman). Karp accompanies Anita to her Moot Court Reunion, where she faces off against an old law-school rival, resulting in Anita becoming TheChive.com's hottest lawyer of the year.
Infeld is convinced he's going to die after a mysterious invitation beckons him to Las Vegas to confront his destiny. The boys and Dan Mundy follow him to the city of sin, and try to convince him that his death isn't supposed to happen, and that the whole thing is a self-fulfilling prophecy, but soon find their own futures hanging in the balance when they're arrested for cheating a casino out of thousands. Franklin & Bash must put Vegas itself on trial in order to win the day, which they do... but the win is bittersweet, as the whole ordeal has raised serious question about their destiny. It's decided that the future of the legal team of Franklin & Bash will rest solely on one spin of the roulette wheel. Will it be red or black?
Reed Diamond(Damien Karp)
Dana Davis(Carmen Phillips)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar(Peter Bash)
Malcolm McDowell(Stanton Infeld)
Breckin Meyer(Jared Franklin)
Toni Trucks(Anita Herrera)
Heather Locklear(Rachel Rose King)
Kumail Nanjiani(Pindar Singh)
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon(Hanna Linden)
Anthony Ordonez(Dan Mundy)
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