Actress Heather Locklear Joins Cast of ‘Franklin & Bash’

When Franklin & Bash returns to TNT for its third season, there will be a new face joining the firm. That face belongs to none other than ‘Melrose Place’ alum Heather Locklear.

As first reported at Deadline, Locklear will play Rachel King, a “stunning trial lawyer with stiletto heels and impeccably tailored clothes (who) comes in as a new partner at Franklin and Bash’s law firm. Locklear will be filling the void by actress Garcelle Beauvais whose “option was not picked up for the upcoming season”.

Locklear got her start on the police drama ‘T.J. Hooker’ and the popular soap opera ‘Dynasty’ before moving into the original ‘Melrose Place’ for nearly 200 episodes throughout the 1990’s (as well as several episodes of the reboot of the series). She has also appeared on ‘Spin City’, the short-lived series ‘LAX’ and most recently ‘Hot in Cleveland’. Among her recent made-for-TV movies are ‘He Loves Me’, ‘Flirting with Forty’ and ‘Angels Fall’.

Season 3 of ‘Franklin & Bash’ has not been given a premiere date yet by TNT, but fans should anticipate a return at least by sometime this summer. [Additional Source: TV Line]