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TNT Axes Men of a Certain Age

Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher.

TNT is pulling the plug on Men of a Certain Age. "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," says a network spokesperson. The show won a Peabody, earned Andre Braugher two Emmy nominations, and completely changed the way a sliver of the population thought about Ray Romano (sitcom creator/star? or almost-tragically anxious auteur?), but it was never a good fit on TNT. Despite being terrific, the show just didn't perform well ratings-wise: About 2.4 million people watched its second-season finale, which is way behind the 3.7 million its lead-in Franklin and Bash (really) snags. Looks like our marketing strategies didn't work.

Photo: Danny Field/TNT