What to Watch Tonight: Franklin & Bash Series Premiere and Men of a Certain Age S.2 Resumes

by Jason the TVaholic on June 1, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Men of a Certain Age Season 1 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, Cartoon Network has the fourth season premieres of Dude, What Would Happen and Destroy Build Destroy, DIY has the ninth season premiere of Sweat Equity, MTV has the 25th season finale of The Real World, Syfy has a Ghost Hunters: Pearl Harbor Phantoms special, the series premiere of Haunted Collector and the first summer season premiere of Hollywood Treasure, TNT series premiere of Franklin & Bash and the second summer season premiere of Men of a Certain Age, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of Man v. Food Nation and the series premiere of Sand Masters.

Coming up on Wednesdays this summer ABC Family has the first summer season premiere of Melissa & Joey and the series premiere of State of Georgia and USA Network has the third season premiere of Royal Pains and the series premiere of Necessary Roughness on June 29th and Direct TV has the fourth season premiere of Damages on July 13th.

Enter our Burn Notice S.4 and White Collar S.2 DVD set giveaways.

Prime Picks

Mike & Molly (CBS): Repeat. The series premiere episode replays.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): Repeat. The “Surro-gate” episode from this past season replays, where Jeff and Audrey find out something surprising about their surrogate.

Franklin & Bash (TNT): Series Premiere. Two childhood buddies now partners in their own law firm and get results with their theatrical antics in the courtroom. The head of a big firm has taken notice and offers them a place at his staunch firm, which leads to a clash of cultures. Plays again later. I thoroughly enjoyed the first three episodes of this series. Given Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s previous lawyer outing, I wasn’t expecting much, but this is nothing like Raising the Bar. This show leans more towards the Boston Legal side of the legal show spectrum, yet not quite as out there or as political. It’s just a fun sit back and relax summer show. This premiere episode does a good job of establishing the characters, relationships and the world in which they live. It’s close, but can’t quite recommend it over its Royal Pains timeslot rival come June 29th. Yet, I’ll be watching both this summer.

Men of a Certain Age (TNT): Summer Premiere. Joe is hanging out with his former bookie. Terry and Erin take a step forward in their relationship. Owen gets an offer for the dealership. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later. Great episode. They have really figure this show and characters out. While it moves along at a slow pace, it still provides some of the funniest moments on TV amidst all the drama. On the drama side tonight, the Terry storyline is heartbreaking given where he has come to in his life.

Other Option

  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Can you jump out of the way of a bullet? The guys test it out. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the San Francisco Giants at the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • NBC has Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals with the Boston Bruins at the Vancouver Canucks.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Syfy has 13 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.

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