TV Junkie: 'Men of a Certain Age' Spotlight
We feel that viewers have really lucked out with not only getting "Men of a Certain Age" but with the chance to really explore it more as the series has been renewed for another season. "Men of a Certain Age" airs on TNT on Mondays at 10pm but it seems like a show that might never have been as the pilot of the was shot almost a year and a half ago. It began airing just after Thanksgiving, a strange date to premiere, and it played through most of the holiday season while other shows tend to go on hiatus.
It's a show created and penned by Ray Romano and Mike Royce that is completely unlike "Everybody Loves Raymond" - and even though it's penned by Romano and features him, his character, Joe Tranelli, gets, at most, equal time on screen with the other two featured players, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula. When we got the first promo for the series, it was accompanied by a medicine bottle filled with blue M&Ms, an apparent Viagra reference that left us dreading the first viewing. "Great, middle-aged jokers with all the obvious age gags - kind of a "Cougar Town" for men," we thought. But we couldn't have been more wrong.