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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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STU S July 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm



STU S July 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm



Jake July 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

When you only air 6 episodes,and then wait so long to air the rest of them,I guess the ratings would go down.I watched them all,but a lot of the fans of the show rebelled against TNT for doing what they did,that’s probably why the ratings slipped.The networks need to understand that when you tick off the fans,they get mad and pretty much just pee on the networks.Look at how much people hate the big 4 networks,ABC,NBC,CBS & FOX for cancelling shows all the time.What happened to MOACA,happened to Caprica on the SyFy Channel,they waited so long to air just one season,that nobody knew when it was going to be on and got sick of waiting for over a year just to air one season.


Carol July 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

This was a great show and I am keeping my fingers crossed that one of the big networks will pick it up.


Barb July 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I am so sorry to see this program get canned. There are so many others that need to go, why are the entertaining ones always chosen.


Joey July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Whos’s in charge at TNT? To cancel a very well casted, written and directed show as MOCA it must be a bunch of idiots, or an over paid CEO with no enterainment experience. Where do they get these people who make asinine decisions such as this? I hope some other network picks MOCA up, since I can’t beleive the idiots at TNT will change their minds. Or I forgot. Idiots are mindless!!!


Ally July 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

I am with Tina! Jersey Crappy Shores gets renewed ( I have never or will I ever watch that show) but MOCA gets cancelled. Geez. What does that tell you about America? Who has the nielsen boxes in their house? I don’t know a single person that does.


Tina July 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Yet Jersey Shore gets renewed. I guess well written, quality shows don’t mean squat anymore. The dumbing down of America, folks.


donna July 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

It is one of the few shows I watch. Good scripts and acting doesn’t bring the ratings that trash TV has. Intelligent viewers who appreciate quality, wit and acting are in the minority. Sad stay of affairs.


Judy Nobles July 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

To whom can we voice our outrage that this stupid network has cancelled one of the few well-written, scripted TV shows left in the wasteland that has become most of TV these days. Can’t those of us who don’t find screaming housewives, uneducated hoarders, talentless talent shows, etc. have just one or two quality shows?


MOACAFan July 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm

MOACA Fans: You can help Men of a Certain Age find a new home. Just go the Save Men of a Certain Age Facebook page and click “Like.”


Debbie July 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm

This is terrible. I never knew what time it was on, so watched on the video on demand.


Jaysean July 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

This is terrible. This was such a well written show. Love it every episode. T.V is really upsetting me lately. stop dumming down tv. Let the audience come to u. force them 2 watch good tv. It is just sad


Virginia July 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

I can’t believe TNT has cancelled MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. I’m boycotting these idiots. They’ve cancelled so many quality shows lately, and the shows they’ve kept are ignorant. Until MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE returns, I’m not watching TNT’s station.


Cellsie July 20, 2011 at 5:39 am

Each actor was a “jewel” showcased in a fine production. It was worth watching to see these fine people. I guess the show needed a few car chase scenes which could have ended in an explosion in order to attract less discerning viewers.


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