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Scott Bakula cast in TNT pilot

by Erin Martell, posted Jul 11th 2008 1:22PM
Scott BakulaScott Bakula is Ray Romano's new best friend. Bakula is the latest addition to the cast of Men of a Certain Age, a pilot for TNT. The drama focuses on three men in their forties that have been friends since college; Bakula is one of the leads. His character, Terry, is an "intelligent, but struggling, actor." Terry's best friends have struggles of their own. Joe, Romano's character, is a divorced father who runs a party supply store. Owen, played by the supremely gifted Andre Braugher, is a family man who works at his father's car dealership.

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.

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witchyvamp

Does anyone know if this is an Americanized version of the BBC show "Man Child"? They premise sounds very similar.

July 12 2008 at 9:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ann

THE ADDITION OF SCOTT BAKULA TO ANY SHOW IS AN IMPROVEMENT. BUT, RAY ROMANO...UGH! HE IS ABSOULETLY THE WORST!

July 11 2008 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

Hopefully Bakula has found his acting chops, that he left wholly unused in his last high-profile enterprise.

At this point, he poisons anything he touches, at least a little bit. The positive buzz from Braugher and Romano is pretty much canceled by the negative buzz from Bakula, in my mind.

(I loved Quantum Leap, and it is one of the only shows that made me cry during certain moments (Georgia))

July 11 2008 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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