Bill Chais, Part 2: More On Franklin & Bash, the Wizard of Oz, and His Bromance with Jimmy Woods

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We continue our interview with Bill Chais, co-creator of Franklin & Bash. So far, Bill has worked as a writer and producer on many successful shows and is finally getting a much-deserved opportunity to show viewers his vision of a law firm buddy dramedy. Read on for what it feels like to actually sell something in the room, what sold …

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Bill Chais: On Franklin & Bash, the Wizard of Oz, and His Bromance with Jimmy Woods

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You’ve probably seen those new promos for Franklin & Bash on TNT—with Zach Morris and the guy from Clueless in a hot tub wearing suits—and wondered what those guys are doing on a TNT, the network whose slogan is “we know drama.” Well, Bill Chais succeeded in his lifelong quest to bring bromance to your television. Along with his co-creator …

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Josh Berman: Behind the CSI Effect, Plus-Size Lawyers and Judge Paula Abdul

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Ed. note: If you haven’t heard of the Lifetime television series Drop Dead Diva, you probably assume it’s like every epic Lifetime movie you’ve ever (accidentally) seen: Rambling, sappy and a showcase of predatory men. Until last week, we thought the same thing—then we actually watched the show’s first season. Credited as one of 2009’s best new series, Drop Dead …

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Marc Randazza: His Profane, Pornographic, Anti-Glenn Beck World

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There’s probably no other lawyer like Marc Randazza. He’s irreverent, outspoken, foul-mouthed, endlessly entertaining and on a hot streak. When he’s not defending the First Amendment rights of porn studios and bloggers, he might be on the beach, cooking up a tasty stingray. In November, Randazza beat back a lawsuit filed by a Miami Law School Professor against online legal …

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