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. says

    Men of a Certain Age, along with Lie to Me, were two of the finest shows ever aired. Their ratings are a clear indication just how ignorant the viewing public really is.

  2. Beth says

    So disappointed! All the great shows get cancelled and the crap remains on tv! First Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, now Men of a Certain Age. I’m so angry!

  3. Laurel says

    I liked this show a lot but their decision to split their season so you didn’t know when it is on or not was frustrating. I dearly hope USA or some other cable station will pick it up. Not HBO – I don;t get them.

  4. Anonymous says

    Men of a Caertain Age was one of the best shows on television. I hope that Showtime or some other network will consider picking it up.

  5. Q says

    I loved the concept of the show when it started. It appealed to the 40 something in me and I really related to it. Then it dwelled on the Ray Romano, never ending whiner character and hovered around his obvious obsession with golf. At that point it wasn’t realistic anymore and it lost the depth of the show that it started out with. I’m sorry to see it go, but Mr Romano has to get past his other “show” and understand that a new beginning should be just that.

  6. Nancy says

    So very disappointed that the ratings were so poor. This was one of my favorite programs. As someone else said, it was a good show about middle age and the sandwich generations of our time. Very believable and better than watching reality stupid television. Pretty soon I will just have to turn the tv off and leave it off.

  7. Bob says

    Well i hated the gambling problem of Ray’s character showing up in the second season, guess i wasn’t the only one unhappy with character progression.

  8. LF says

    I was just talking to my kids a few hours ago saying Men of a Certain Age is one of the few good shows on tv. I was saying how most other shows have no substance. An hour later my son tells me it is cancelled! My mouth dropped and I thought he was joking! This show is about middle aged people with real life issues that are believable and relevant versus most other TV shows that are fake. I cannot believe this is happening!

  9. Lucy for BOS says

    I am very dissapointed that the viewship didnt pick up. It’s a smart intelligent show; too bad.

  10. rogers says

    I enjoyed the show, too. Very disappointing.
    But to all of you who think HBO will pick up the show: Remember, TNT and HBO are both owned by the same company. So, that probably won’t happen.

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