Scott Bakula cast in TNT pilot
This recent bit of casting news just made the TNT pilot a must-see for me. Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher seem like an unlikely group of buddies, but I suppose it depends on the chemistry between the three actors.
Men of a Certain Age has attracted a lot of talented people so far. Emmy-winning director Scott Winant, who recently directed episodes of Californication, is directing the pilot. Owen's father is being played by Richard Gant, formerly of Deadwood (he played Hostetler). The show will take a Sideways-style look at male friendship as each character confronts middle age.
I'm started to get really excited about Men of a Certain Age. There haven't been any negative industry rumors about the show yet, and the cast and creative forces working behind the scenes are all top-notch. I hope the finished product lives up to the show's potential.