The first half of season two attracted a 0.5 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and an average of 2.16 million viewers each week. That’s a significant drop from season one which registered a 1.0 in the demo and an average of 3.19 million.
Will there be a third season? That will likely have a lot to do with how well the rest of season two performs.
Here’s the official press release from the cable channel.
Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher Return in All-New Episodes of TNT’s Peabody Award-Winning Series
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, Beginning Wednesday, June 1
Hailed by critics and viewers for its funny, smart and honest look at the ups and downs of midlife, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE was recently the winner of a prestigious Peabody Award. The series, now in its second season, stars Emmy® winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Golden Globe® winner Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street, TNT’s Salem’s Lot).
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, a TNT Original Production, was created by Romano and fellow Everybody Loves Raymond Emmy winner Mike Royce, who serve as executive producers with Rory Rosegarten and Cary Hoffman.
A new romance, ever-increasing pressure at work and a strange, budding friendship are just a few of the issues facing the guys at the center of MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Joe (Romano), the divorced, slightly neurotic party-store owner and father of two, finds himself drawn into a friendship with his neighbor and former bookie, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Joe is also working hard to rekindle his professional golf career by training for a spot on the senior tour. Though he has managed to overcome his gambling problem, a new temptation arises.
Owen (Braugher), who has a wonderful wife (LisaGay Hamilton) and three young children, is finally starting to assert himself after his father turned over the keys to the family automobile dealership. But so far, the job has been a nightmare. Resistant to the idea of retiring, Owen’s father (Richard Gant) constantly tries to undermine his authority and has told Owen that the dealership is financially in the red.
Terry (Bakula) has decided to give up his acting career and go to work for Owen as a car salesman, a job that seems well suited to his ample charms and need for stability. Terry also reconnected with Erin (Melinda McGraw), a woman who once played opposite him in a popular commercial. But their relationship has left him confused about the possibility of pursuing a life together.
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE premiered on TNT in December 2009 and ended the year as one of basic cable’s Top 5 original series. The show also appeared on several television critics’ year-end Top 10 lists and earned Braugher an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Through the first half of its second season, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE averaged more than 3 million viewers and 1.3 million adults 25-54.
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; 2011 Peabody Award winner Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting in 2011, The Mentalist; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the series return?
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