“Men of a Certain Age” cancelled after two seasons
By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: After just two seasons on the air, TNT has announced that its series “Men of a Certain Age” will not return for a third. Despite critical acclaim which praised the originality of the show’s characters and its success in appealing to an underserved middle-aged male demographic, Emmy nominations for co-star Andre Braugher in 2010 and 2011, and a Writers Guild of America nomination in 2011, low ratings and the need to make room for other high-potential programming, such as the revival of “Dallas,” prompted the network to take “Men of a Certain Age” off the air.
Last year, co-star Scott Bakula said of star Ray Romano and his co-creator, Mike Royce, “It was never their intention to have [“Men of a Certain Age”] become a nine-year-old show, to keep it going and going. Their intention is to move the stories along relatively quickly.”
Read TNT’s statement on the matter, “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.”
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