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Heather Locklear joins the cast of Franklin & Bash in hopes of ratings boost

Producers of Franklin & Bash hopes lighting strikes twice when Heather Locklear joins the cast.

When Heather joined Melrose Place back in the 90s, there was an immediate ratings boost as her character stirred up trouble.

This time Heather is joining the TNT lawyer dramedy for Season 3 as a new series regular named Rachel King, a new partner at the firm.

Her character is described as "a stunning trial lawyer, with stiletto heels and clothes tailored within an inch of their life."

She immediately stirs up trouble and adds conflict within the firm. Which is exactly what producers want.

Heather replaces Garcelle Beauvais, who was let go, to find room for Heather.

Will Heather's wicked ways help save this show in desperate need of a ratings boost?

by Anonymousreply 3001/19/2013

Poor Heather, I love her, but she looked downright disturbing on Hot in Cleveland recently, and her acting chops seemed to have worsened.

by Anonymousreply 101/18/2013

R1 That's what drugging and boozing do.

She can probably barely remember her lines.

by Anonymousreply 201/18/2013

They need to get both leads naked on a regular basis. THAT will give them the ratings.

by Anonymousreply 301/18/2013

I thought she was going to be a regular on Hot in Cleveland. Confusing.

by Anonymousreply 401/18/2013

WHO? Joins WHAT?

by Anonymousreply 501/18/2013

She only did 3 episodes of Hot In Cleveland.

by Anonymousreply 601/18/2013

When Heather appeared on Melrose Place the ratings jumped two ratings points, and it keep climbing.

She then demanded a six figure sum PER EPISODE. It was because of her the ratings went up. She wanted a piece of the action.

Franklin & Bash have hopes for the same thing here. Heather is a show saver, not a show killer.

by Anonymousreply 701/18/2013

Evolution has us believe 'Survival of the fittest' dictates in the past what lived and died.

But it entirely overlooks the plain and simple fact that weaknesses probably played a bigger part in the survival of some races then strengths.

For one, having an insanely high birth rate is indicative of culture and physical weakness; it is a survival instinct pertaining to an understanding that the chance of living long enough to have children is low.

Additionally, when tribes conquered other tribes the weakest women would be the ones to be kept as slaves/wives for the masters sexual desires (who wants a strong one that makes horrible stuff like that hard) - not nice, but its true. Thus they would often foster children (illegitimate sure, but they still survived) in those societies, and generally because the families keeping those slaves were wealthy the kids had a higher chance of survival. Thus a races weakness was in many times the only thing which ensured their genes were passed on in some form.

So to drag all this back to your question; it is as others have already stated. Weaker Asian females with a desire to improve their potential of survival/children's potential for survival seek out white partners.

Now that Asia is becoming more of an economic force; if they also shift their culture to be more liberal and spread wealth/improve the bottom line we might find that less mixing occurs between Asian and Caucasian as the driver disappears.

We may also see a shift in the other direction.

There is always also the case of physique and what cultures determine as beautiful. Since Europe/Western culture (previously favoring the fat)/Africa (favoring a wide variety of intricacies) all began to adopt a similar view of attractiveness in Male (muscular/athletic) and female (slender/toned) Asian's stayed a 'little' bit different still favoring slender/toned females but having favored more feminine males. So when it came time for Asia to become more westernized over the last 20 years, the females wanted a westernized partner so many Asian males didn't fit the bill.

That said, in parallel to Asia becoming a more viable economic force, the world is also changing its world view on beauty. Females have remained relatively the same, but the shift is starting to see western culture move towards a preference for more feminine males. This also tends to imply we will see more white females taking Asian husbands. Debate exists as to why, personally I think its fairly obvious that people want less issues in their lives and more simplicity; for that reason the weakest of mind and body will thrive as they are the least likely to offend or cause problems.

All in all my whole post aims to point out how throughout history and even more nowadays, it is weakness that has and will drive evolution as much as it has been strength.

Realistically the only real examples of strength winning is the african domination of our other possible human ancestors throughout the world and the much more recent nordic migration resulting in western culture. Now that the world is moving towards equality, the ability for that style of hostile takeover has become impossible.

by Anonymousreply 801/18/2013

Now back to our program

by Anonymousreply 901/18/2013

She's never been much of an actress but more of a presence.

by Anonymousreply 1001/18/2013

Heather is a multiple Golden Globe nominee.

by Anonymousreply 1101/18/2013

Look at Heather's track record.

Dynasty, TJ Hooker, Melrose Place, Spin City.

Every time she joined one of these shows, there was an immediate ratings boost.

by Anonymousreply 1201/18/2013

True, R12 but all of those shows weren't as bad as this one. Franklin & Bash is just circling the drain. I was surprised it even got renewed.

by Anonymousreply 1301/18/2013

Her cheek implants are disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 1401/18/2013

[quote] but all of those shows weren't as bad as this one.

Then you must be a fan of Aaron Spelling's work.

by Anonymousreply 1501/18/2013

[quote] I was surprised it even got renewed.

It got renewed because the network wanted a sexy pot stirrer. Someone to come in and start a shit load of trouble at the firm.

by Anonymousreply 1601/18/2013

I think "Dynasty" may have had more to do with Joan Collins.

by Anonymousreply 1701/18/2013

[quote] I think "Dynasty" may have had more to do with Joan Collins.

You forget that Heather did both Dynasty and TJ Hooker at the same time. Dynasty audiences wanted Heather back.

by Anonymousreply 1801/18/2013

boost bump!

by Anonymousreply 1901/18/2013

Bash is a name?

I thought thish was a studio part-aaay!


by Anonymousreply 2001/18/2013

[quote] They need to get both leads naked on a regular basis. THAT will give them the ratings.

Yes, and Breckin Meyer needs to bottom for Mark Whatshisnuts. That would get me watchin'!

by Anonymousreply 2101/18/2013

The only shows one really can credit Heather with saving are Melrose Place and Spin City.

by Anonymousreply 2201/18/2013

[quote]Heather is a multiple Golden Globe nominee.

And McDonald's has served billions and billions.

Some things are true without proving anything.

by Anonymousreply 2301/18/2013

We don't know who that is.

by Anonymousreply 2401/18/2013

[quote] When Heather appeared on Melrose Place the ratings jumped two ratings points, and it keep climbing

[quote]Franklin & Bash have hopes for the same thing here. Heather is a show saver, not a show killer.

honey, that was almost 20 yrs ago

by Anonymousreply 2501/18/2013

I don't think she'll do anything for their ratings but I'm all for Heather working. It keeps her out of trouble and gives her something to do with herself besides get arrested or land in the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 2601/18/2013

I am happy she's still on nighttime TV but...I really wouldn't mind if she ended up TAKING OVER a daytime soap. DAYS could certainly use a new chick to against Kristen DiMera, who's currently wiping the floor with Marlena et al.

by Anonymousreply 2701/18/2013

have both male leads been nekkkid, or just one?

by Anonymousreply 2801/18/2013

Just one. On one show.

by Anonymousreply 2901/19/2013

I don't see how this is good news, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 3001/19/2013
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