Men of a Certain Age: TNT Series Cancelled, No Season Three

Men of a Certain Age canceled season threeCable channel TNT has decided to cancel Men of a Certain Age after two seasons on the air.

Starring Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, and Scott Bakula, Men of a Certain Age follows the lives of three best friends as they face the realities of middle age.

Having debuted in December of 2009, the first season of Men attracted a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.2 million total viewers. While the season started off strong, viewership quickly dwindled. Still, that was enough to see it renewed for a second season.

Year two kicked off last December to a 0.6 rating and 2.4 million viewers, essentially matching the lowest-rated episode of season one. The numbers got even worse.

TNT split year two into a pair of half-seasons with six installments each. The first half averaged a poor 0.5 demo rating with 2.16 million viewers. The second half didn’t bring any better news, garnering a 0.4 demo and 1.59 million.

With numbers like these, it’s no surprise that TNT has decided against ordering season three. The July 6th installment ends up being the defacto series finale.

A statement from TNT explains it this way: “TNT has been proud to be a part of Men of a Certain Age for two seasons. While the show has featured great storytelling and impeccable performances, the audience simply hasn’t built to the point where we can continue the series. This was an extremely difficult decision for us. We wish Ray Romano, Mike Royce and the terrific cast and crew of Men of a Certain Age the very best and look forward to exploring new programming possibilities in the future.”

What do you think? Are you sorry that Men of a Certain Age has been cancelled? Why do you think many viewers stopped watching?

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  1. Oxlid says

    Un(F%$^&#*G)believable!! TNT sucks. I’m going to call COMCAST today and cancel my cable service. American television is a complete waste of time!

  2. Poodles5 says

    I can’t beleive this show was cancelled, while that steaming pile o’ crap, Hawthorne, continues to be broadcast. Unbelievable . . .

  3. E says

    I recently became hooked, watching these shows online. I was amazed that I had not seen it before. It is one of the best shows I have seen in years. It clearly one of the shows that shows what TV can aspire to be.

    The cancellation is another example of what a pit TV really is.

  4. Sally Reed says

    It is mind blowing that a show that has such warmth, humor, originality and wonderful story lines would be cancelled. I guess this was just too smart for American audiences. It is amazing that shows like Memphis Beat and Hawthorne have a following, they are both unwatchable. I suppose TNT in their infinite wisdom will replace this wonderful show with a terrible reality show…fitting…stupidity on their part. If it weren’t for the Closer I would not watch any shows on TNT at all!
    Shame on the powers that be at TNT…shame!

  5. says

    I loved that show! But honestly when I heard it was only going to be 6 shows at a time I figured I didn’t really want to “get into it” although I did. It’s a shame because yes, as a previous comment above indicated – the reality shows are taking over and they are absolute garbage. I was so upset over Owen’s problems this season that I actually felt his pain!

  6. CG says

    OMG! Another good & “real to life show” got dumped! Hey TNT… Try another time slot you dumb ass’s!!!!!!!!!

  7. Mat says

    What sad news! One of the best new shows in years.
    I truly looked forward to my 45min/wk watching this well-acted and well-written show. Now we may never know how Joe fares on the senior tour, whether Owen lands on his feet, or if Terry makes it as a director.
    I can’t help but wonder if the fools who canceled the show know how many people rely on torrents (rather than networks) to watch tv shows these days.
    I realize that most networks rely on advertisements to make their money but there was enough product placement in the show to generate income for the forward-thinking cable station that picks it up.
    Come on HBO…don’t let a good thing die.

  8. NYCGirl says

    I’m heartsick at this. I guess a Peabody means nothing. The time slot was also not the best. May HBO will come to their senses? Here’s hoping…


    I hope the show goes to HBO or SHOWTIME where it belongs. Best written SHOW IN HISTORY. All the MEN ARE HOT. Well acted.
    True, TNT did not do enough promoting. I never heard of the show until LAST WEEK, as I cruised In Demand feature on time warner cable, and now watched both seasons in three days. I just told everyone I know about it last week.
    It won a Peabody award and two Emmy nods.

  10. MK says

    This sucks! Blows! You name it. WTH is wrong with these damn suits???? How do they expect a show to build when they make only 13 eps. Then take it off for a YEAR, then bring it back with 6. Take it off AGAIN, and finish it with another 6 later in the year??? If I didn’t have Tivo I’d never have known it was on at all. Maybe USA has a spot in its schedule for a well acted, brilliantly written ensemble show.

  11. dbplunket says

    It’s disheartening that yet another show I enjoy has bit the dust… It seems that the general public will only watch dumb reality shows that require no true artistic talent. I looked forward every week to this show and will miss the gang!

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