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Men of a Certain Age: Season 1 (2009-2010)

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Critic Consensus: Witty, insightful, and poignant, Men of a Certain Age is a second-act triumph for stars Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher, and Ray Romano.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2009
Air date: Dec 14, 2009
Air date: Dec 21, 2009
Air date: Dec 28, 2009
Air date: Jan 4, 2010
Air date: Jan 11, 2010
Air date: Jan 25, 2010
Air date: Feb 1, 2010
Air date: Feb 15, 2010
Air date: Feb 22, 2010

Tv Season Info

Three longtime male friends experience midlife transitions and challenges in this comedy-drama. Season 1 introduces the threesome, who have been best buds since college and are now in their late forties. They include Joe Tranelli (Ray Romano), a kindly but somewhat maladjusted party-store owner; Terry Elliot (Scott Bakula), an easygoing part-time actor whose glory days seem to be behind him; and Owen Thoreau Jr. (Andre Braugher), a pressured family man who works at his oppressive father's car … More

Genre: Drama
Network: TNT
Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2009
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Cast

Ray Romano
as Joe Tranelli
Andre Braugher
as Owen Thoreau Jr.
Scott Bakula
as Terry Elliot
Richard Gant
as Owen Thoreau Sr.
Lil' JJ
as Dashaun
Matt Price
as Lawrence
Patricia De Leon
as Fantasy Woman
Dennis Cockrum
as Albert's Coach
Kit Pongetti
as Kristina
Paul Darrigo
as Opposing Coach
Erica Shaffer
as Dick's Wife
Larry Udy
as Umpire
J.R. Nutt
as Justy
Alanna Ubach
as Michelle
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Critic Reviews for Men of a Certain Age: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (15)

I can't imagine who the audience is for this show, but, then again, maybe if you like Mamet's men, you'll love Romano's regular Joes. I sure do.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Reasonably good pilot, but stick around for the subsequent episodes. This show gets better and better.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
Newsday
Top Critic

As the second act in Ray Romano's TV career, Men of a Certain Age is the opposite of a midlife crisis: It's a midlife triumph, a series that takes a well-worn theme and makes it unpredictable, freshly funny, and sometimes moving.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

As one might expect from Romano, a fast moving mix of physical comedy and wry dialogue articulate this friendship, revealing its complexity and its depth.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
PopMatters

What Men offers is real life captured in art, which is just the kind of thing people say they want on TV. Now let's see if people actually do.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
USA Today
Top Critic

The three lead actors are on top of their games playing losers.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
New York Times
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