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Men of a Certain Age: TNT Series Returns June 1st

Men of a Certain AgeAs we reported awhile ago, Men of a Certain Age is returning on June 1st. TNT split the second season of the series into two parts. The first six episodes finished in January.

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.

About TNT
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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Doreen & Donn Dale July 9, 2011 at 5:40 am

This is, by far, one of the best programs on. It is natural, it is human, it’s funny, and so truce to life. We look forward to each and every episode. We will be sad if it is canceled.

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Pam June 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Really enjoyed this show….funny, true life experiences, well written, great actors. Network didn’t promote the show, changed the time. I just ran across that it was back on the air and can’t wait to watch it this week. Also let my friends know so they could tune it.

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deborah wade May 26, 2011 at 8:46 am

This is one of the best shows on the air. Please don’t cancel it. It never goes to the absurd. It’s funny, poignant, and has all the bells and whistles; great writing, acting, directing. Looking forward to more

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Scott Findlay May 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Men of Certain Age one of the best shows I have seen in years.
Keep it on the air!

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AlSB May 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

Am definitely looking forward to the return of Men of a Certain Age. It’s a superbly written and acted series – intelligent, poignant, funny and real. I love Joe, Owen, and especially Terry and can’t wait to see where the next six episodes take them.

I would feel a lot better about things if TNT would promote the show on other cable channels as well as TNT. Audiences need to know that the remaining six episodes of the second season are going to be aired.

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MK May 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

What were they thinking by making it into a 6 episode season??? People without Tivos may not remember it’s even on anymore!

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Tonia Reynolds May 10, 2011 at 3:50 am

Yes, I am looking forward to Men of A Cetain Age’s return. There are not enough family shows on TV without an over abundance of sexual content. The entertainment industry should consider more family oriented programming and advertise more to alert people of these types of shows. The whole cast of MOACA is excellent! Keep the show on!

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Kathy May 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Totally agree with Mike. This is a great show, but chopping it up into two little mini-seasons was a stupid move. I’m sure many people think the show’s been canceled, not realizing it’s coming back in June. And not only has there been an almost 6 month lapse, they’re moving it to a new night. While I’m really looking forward to the new episodes, I wish they’d have just done them all in a single block.

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Debbie May 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS SHOW TO RETURN! I ALSO CAN’T WAIT FOR TV EXECS TO GET THEIR SH*T TOGETHER AND LEARN HOW TO PROMOTE TELEVISION SHOWS……! THEY ADVERTISE THE LIFE OUT OF THE CRAPPIEST SHOWS AND THE ONES WE LOVE GO UNADVERTISED AND UNNOTICED! WHY CAN’T THEY GET IT STRAIGHT??????

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Mike May 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I think this is why good shows don’t last. Inconsistencies with seasons, too much time elapsing between airings. How is a series supposed to survive if the viewers don’t know what to expect next? Just as you get interested, a series disappears for 6 months to a year and leaves you hanging. Then the viewers go elsewhere and the networks wonder why the ratings are low.

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M. Jane Wolf, Ph.D. May 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

Very much looking forward to the return of MOACA. Intelligent, funny, challenging, with compassion, and even courage. Bravo cast, staff, and crew! Hats off to TNT!

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Jeremy Rynek May 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

Yes and hopefully it’ll attract more viewers. It’s a very decent show. But not the best. The best thing about it is there isn’t a brunnette complaining about someone mother the whole show, but still funny and a little dramatic.

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