Men of a Certain Age


Men of a Certain Age Information

Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the realities of middle age. It won a Peabody Award in 2010. On July 15, 2011, TNT cancelled the series after two seasons.

Plot

The series follows the bonds of friendship among three lifelong friendsJoe, Owen and Terrywho are now in their late 40s. (The Joe and Terry characters turn 50 in Season 2.) Joe (Ray Romano) is a slightly neurotic separated father of two (Brittany Curran as Lucy, and Braeden Lemasters as Albert) who had hoped to become a pro golfer but now owns a party supply store, and has a gambling addiction. Owen (Andre Braugher) is an overstressed, diabetic husband and father, who works at a job he hates, at a car dealership owned and managed by his father (Richard Gant), a former NBA player. Terry (Scott Bakula) is a struggling actor. He has never married, and usually dates much younger women.

In the second season, Owen's father has retired and left Owen in charge of the dealership, where Terry now works as a salesman.

Episodes

Main article: List of Men of a Certain Age episodes

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

  • Eddie Shin as Carl
  • Carla Gallo as Annie
  • Brian J. White as Marcus
  • Matt Price as Lawrence
  • Michael Hitchcock as Dave
  • Kwesi Boakye as Jamie
  • Albert Hall as Bruce
  • Patricia de Leon as Joe's Fantasy Woman
  • Jon Manfrellotti as Manfro
  • Melinda McGraw as Erin Riley
  • Penelope Ann Miller as Joe's ex-wife, Sonia Tranelli
  • Robert Loggia as Joe's father, Artie

Development

In March 2008, TNT announced that it had ordered a pilot based on a script written by Ray Romano and Mike Royce. Both men had previously worked together on Everybody Loves Raymond. Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula were announced in June and July, respectively, to also star in the series with Romano. In January 2009, TNT ordered 10 episodes of Men of a Certain Age. It is Bakula's first series as a regular cast member since Star Trek: Enterprise, Braugher's first regular role since Thief ended in 2006, and Romano's first series since Everybody Loves Raymond wrapped in May 2005. Men of a Certain Age premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. It was given a TV-MA-L rating because of strong language. On January 14, 2010 TNT renewed the show for a second season, which premiered on December 6, 2010. The second season was aired in two batches of six episodes each.

On July 15, 2011, TNT announced that they would not be renewing Men of a Certain Age for a third season.

Awards and Nominations

  • Andre Braugher nominated in 2010 for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Andre Braugher nominated in 2011 for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2010 Peabody Award Winner

International broadcasts

In Canada, Men of a Certain Age can be seen on Super Channel. In Latin America, Men of a Certain Age premiered on July 13, 2010 on the prime time block of Warner Channel.




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