FX Channel’s courtroom drama series “Franklin & Bash” starring Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar is to add a new name to it’s cast list with Heather Locklear joining the drama in season three.
Locklear helped boost flagging 90’s drama Melrose Place when she joined as a guest star and earned herself the reputation of a ‘show booster’ and when talks of a Melrose remake began surfacing, Locklear was the first person approached to sign on. She declined and instead Laura Leighton was the first to sign, on reprising her role as hooker with a heart of gold Sydney Andrews.
The show lasted only one season and when asked about the ill-fated Melrose remake, Lockear says “I think they should have brought some of the older characters back a little more, to introduce the new kids. It’s a little tougher just having a new cast and calling it the same thing. I think people get mad.”
“Franklin & Bash” is aiming for extra attention by hiring Locklear as Rachel King, the take-charge new partner in the title characters’ law firm.
Rankling & Bash airs Thursday nights on FX at 7:30pm on FOXTEL