Thursday, May 12, 2011

“Men of a Certain Age” Summer Episode Synopsis & TNT Press Release

TNT Press Release
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

America’s favorite trio of middle-aged men are back this summer as TNT’s MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE returns with six all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). 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.

Men of a Certain Age
Season 2 Episode Synopses

Episode 207 – “The Great Escape” - Wednesday, June 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Joe decides to spend some time with his former bookie Manfro (guest star Jon Manfrellotti), who is preparing to undergo a difficult medical treatment. Terry and Erin take a bold new step in their relationship. And Owen receives an intriguing offer from a rival dealership. Penelope Ann Miller also guest-stars.

Directed by Phil Traill
Written by Lew Schneider
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce

Episode 208 – “The Pickup” - Wednesday, June 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Joe does a favor for Manfro (guest star Jon Manfrellotti) that could have a lasting effect. Terry struggles to deal with the latest development in his love life. And Owen tries to keep things on the lot from getting out of control as a feud develops between his top salesmen. Penelope Ann Miller also guest-stars.

Directed by Millicent Shelton
Written by Ken Blankstein
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce

Episode 209 – “A League of Their Owen” - Wednesday, June 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Owen is handed the reigns to the Thoreau Chevrolet softball team right before the season opener against a rival dealership. Joe’s dad (guest star Robert Loggia) comes to visit and brings along his new girlfriend to meet the family. And Terry's relationship troubles come to a head. Patrick Gallagher and Alanna Ubach also guest-star.

Directed by David Boyd
Written by Tucker Cawley & Itamar Moses
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce

Episode 210 – “Can’t Let That Slide” - Wednesday, June 22, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Joe’s friendship with Manfro becomes more complicated. (guest star Jon Manfrellotti). Owen observes the sales guys in action after installing hidden cameras at the dealership. And Terry’s date night goes awry. Alanna Ubach also guest-stars.

Directed by Mike Royce
Written by Sian Heder and Lew Schneider
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce

Episode 211 – “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” - Wednesday, June 29, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Owen and Terry team up on a new commercial for the dealership. Joe tries to get his store and his life back on track but old relationships complicate matters. Jon Manfrellotti and Sarah Clarke guest-star.

Directed by Geoff Haley
Written by Bridget Bedard & Mike Royce
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce

Episode 212 – “Hold Your Finish” - Wednesday, July 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Joe’s big day – the senior tour pre-qualifier – has finally arrived. Terry realizes a new dream and passion. And Owen discusses the future of the auto dealership with his father.

Directed by David Boyd
Written by Bridget Bedard & Mark Stegemann
Created by Ray Romano & Mike Royce


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