TNT has officially canceled its Ray Romano-led comedy-drama ‘Men of a Certain Age,’ TVLine is reporting. The news comes after the cable network aired the show’s second season finale on July 6, 2011 and Andre Braugher received his second Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
‘Men of a Certain Age’ was canceled due to its low ratings, as it was only drawing in 1.8 million viewers. It also only scored a 0.4 demo rating for the important 18-49 age group during the latter half of its second season. But TNT released a statement saying it “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.” The statement also said the decision was extremely difficult for network officials, who “wish (Ray) Romano, (series creator) Mike Royce and the terrific cast and crew…the very best and look forward to exploring new programming possibilities in the future.”
Several celebrities tweeted their disappointment over the cancellation, including ‘Treme’ and ‘The Wire’ star Wendell Piece. He tweeted “Unbelievable, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE canceled. A Peabody and Emmy nominations carry no weight?” ‘Glee’ writer Michael Hitchcock also tweeted his discontent, saying the series is “truly one of the best written and produced shows on television. What a shame.”
Written by: Karen Benardello