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Andre Braugher joins Ray Romano pilot

by Erin Martell, posted Jun 4th 2008 2:03PM
Andre BraugherBack in April, Allison reported that Ray Romano was working on a pilot for TNT. Romano is playing the lead, and now Andre Braugher has been added to the cast of Men of a Certain Age. The series, a dramedy along the lines of Sideways, focuses on lives of three middle-aged friends. Braugher will play Owen, a car salesman and family man. Ray Romano and Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond) are writing and producing the show together.

I've been an Andre Braugher fan since Homicide: Life on the Street, and I'm excited to see him get a promising role like this. Braugher is more of a dramatic actor, but he's definitely capable of getting some laughs. No word yet on who's playing the third friend. The character has been described as an aspiring actor.

Men of a Certain Age was originally created for HBO and found a home at TNT after HBO passed on it. This move might turn out to be a positive thing for the series. TNT has some solid, popular dramas, and Romano's pilot would fit right in. If the show is less like a sitcom and more like the grown-up comedy I'm expecting, I'll be sure to give it a chance.

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badger girl

Oh Boy!!! Andre Braugher and Ray Romano together. I think I'm gonna plotz. This is sooo cool. I can hardly wait. Now I must hope the show doesn't go the way of every show I have ever loved. But hey, "Mad Men" and "The Closer" are doing good. So fingers crossed.

June 13 2008 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MERVE-THE-PERVE

Maybe they could get Matt LeBlanc as the aspiring actor? He's got that role nailed.

June 04 2008 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
purpleslog

I can't wait till he gets Romano in the box!

June 04 2008 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Pepto Pimp

On the surface, I'd say this pilot/concept isn't a BAD a idea. Braugher and Romano are watchable and might have good chemistry. We'll just have to see.

June 04 2008 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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