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'Men of a Certain Age' - 'Back in the S#!t' Recap (Season Finale)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 23rd 2010 2:25AM
Andre Braugher, Ray Romano & Scott Bakula, 'Men of a Certain Age'
(S01E10)
A lot of things have changed for our favorite trio of men over the past nine episodes, and yet this tenth and final episode of the season managed to push each of them boldly into even bigger moments in their lives. For one, the change is definitely good. For another, it certainly has the potential for greatness. The third is completely up in the air.

Everything that's great about this show was on display in this installment. There is not a member of this cast who isn't knocking their performances out of the park on this show. Just as I was about to write that Scott Bakula was particularly impressive this week, I remembered a couple of scenes between Andre Braugher and Richard Gant (as his father) that were simply awe-inspiring. And then there's Ray Romano in the car with his son Albert, played by Braeden Lemasters. With very little dialogue, that moment was just oozing with emotion.

In a word (and I'll use it to sum up this entire season): amazing!

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What to Watch: February 22

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:00AM
'Men of a Certain Age' (10PM, TNT) season 1 finale
The show's already gotten a thumbs up on season 2, which should be a clue that we shouldn't expect any tidy little wrap-ups for tonight's season finale of our favorite dude version of a chick flick-y series. Joe, Terry and Owen are facing major life changes, which, for Joe, means that his son's anxiety and his guilt about having to cut back on staffing at his store leads him to vow to finally do something about his out-of-control gambling habit. Meanwhile, Terry, who's already feeling less than inspired by the acting jobs he's getting, faces a crucial decision about his future moonlighting when his latest job leads to major drama at the apartment building, and Owen's career future may be looking up when he accepts a new job, with a rival car dealership.

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'Men of a Certain Age' - 'How To Be An All-Star' Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 16th 2010 12:25AM
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(S01E09)
There's nothing particularly unique or extraordinary about the lives of Joe and Terry and Owen, the guys of 'Men of a Certain Age.' But the very fact that the situations and circumstances are normal makes how their characters react all the more interesting.

A lot happened in this episode, even though it wasn't big, dramatic stuff like you might expect. No, it was small moments, little things that didn't seem like much, but oh, what a blast in the storytelling. With the last episode of the season airing next week, this was one hell of a lead up to the big finish.

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What's On Tonight: '24,' 'One Tree Hill,' 'Unwrapped,' 'Glenn Martin, DDS'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 15th 2010 12:01PM
Greek
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour episode of 'The Bachelor.'
  • NBC has The Olympics at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of 'One Tree Hill' and 'Life Unexpected.'
  • PBS has a new 'Antiques Roadshow' at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new 'Secret Life of the American Teenager' at 8, then new episodes of 'Make It or Break It' and 'Greek.'
  • Nickelodeon has a new 'Penguins of Madagascar' at 8, followed by a new 'Glenn Martin, DDS.'
  • At 8:30, Food Network has a new 'Unwrapped.'
  • At 9, FOX has a new '24.'
  • USA has a new 'Monday Night RAW' at 9.
  • Also at 9: History Channel has a new 'American Pickers,' followed by two new episodes of 'Pawn Stars.'
  • At 10, FX has a new 'Damages.'
  • There's a new 'Men of a Certain Age' on TNT at 10.
  • Food Network has a new 'Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives' at 10.
  • A&E has a new 'Hoarders' at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Review: 'Men of a Certain Age' - 'You Gonna Do That the Rest of Your Life'

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 2nd 2010 3:02AM
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(S01E08)
Things are rarely as we think they are in life and on this show. Each guy has an idea about the other, but it's never as simple as they think it is. So this week we learned that Joe's bookie is a sore loser and perhaps a catalyst. We also learned that everything doesn't always go Terry's way, no matter how often he seems to luck into things. And Owen's diabetes is conflicting with his appetite.

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Review: Men of a Certain Age - Father's Fraternity

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 26th 2010 4:00AM
Men of a Certain Age(S01E07) One of the many things I love about Men of a Certain Age is the wonderful marriage shown between Owen and Melissa. She is such a wonderful counterpart to all of his insecurities and frustrations, and yet knows when to stand up and let her own voice be heard. I thought the relationship was on wonderful display when Owen came home complaining about being forced to do the commercial, and she was able to quickly get to the root of the matter: his stagefright.

The series continues to add layers to the characters, even giving Owen's father a hint of sympathy this week. Don't get me wrong, the guy's still a complete and total hardass, but he was willing to do the right thing, and seemed genuinely confused by the misunderstandings people were having about the intention of his commercial.

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Subtle Subtitles: Jay and Conan

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 15th 2010 6:09PM
Men of a Certain Age
If you haven't seen our game before, we give you a picture from a recent episode of a TV series and you provide the caption!

Last week's winner is Jay with this: Seriously guy, sit down. It's just Janet Jackson's nipple. I really want to hear JT sing."

This week's pic is from a while back but I thought it was appropriate, Jay and Conan talking to each other on The Tonight Show.

Conan, Leno

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'NCIS: L.A.,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Men of a Certain Age' Renewed

by Daniel Frankel, posted Jan 14th 2010 4:00PM
It was graduation day for a number of hourlong dramas.

TNT announced Thursday that it has renewed the Ray Romano drama 'Men of a Certain Age' for a second season. Meanwhile, CBS made a slightly more obvious decision, picking up the strongly rated 'NCIS: Los Angeles' and 'The Good Wife' for second campaigns, according to the Ausiello Files.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' and 'The Good Wife' rank at the top two new shows on television in terms of total viewers, averaging 16.8 million and 13.7 million sets of eyeballs, respectively.

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Men of a Certain Age renewed for a second season

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 14th 2010 2:55PM
Men of a Certain Age
There seems to be just an onslaught of TV news coming out these days, eh? Even if you don't count any of the Leno/Conan/Tonight Show stuff.

TNT has just announced that they have given a green light to a second season of Men of a Certain Age. The exact order is for 10 episodes, though I guess that could be increased at some point. The show has been getting good ratings (averaging 4.5 million viewers a week) and it's a genuinely good show. More serious than you thought it was going to be but also with some humor. Maybe it's because I'm in my mid-40s too but I find the show quite different than anything else on TV right now, and I'm happy to see a second season.

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Review: Men of a Certain Age - Go With the Flow

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 12th 2010 4:15AM
Men of a Certain Age
(S01E06)
Who knew Men of a Certain Age had a lighter side? In a rather dramatic -- or actually not so dramatic -- departure from the previous five episodes, "Go With the Flow" showcased a lighter side, and it was much appreciated. As much as I love the series, it's nice to know that these guys aren't just suffering constantly with their various issues and phobias.

Actually, Joe's issues were front and center in this story of his blind date with Sarah Clarke (Nina from 24), but that's a lot of what made it so fun. Actually, the fallout from Joe's issues impacted not only that first date, but also a span of days at work, when an online chat with Dory (Clarke) prior to the date went somehow very wrong for Joe.

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'Glee' Renewed for Second Season; Here's a Wish List for 5 More

by Adam Keleman, posted Jan 11th 2010 6:11PM
'Glee' is on a roll, and we're not just talking about the wheelchair-bound, soul-singing character Artie.

Monday morning Fox announced at the Television Critics Association confab that the sweetly buoyant TV phenomenon 'Glee' will return to Fox's 2010 fall line-up for an encore season. The adequately rated program about high school misfits who sing and dance their hearts out has struck a chord with the American public looking for something truly original in a TV landscape mostly filled with run-of-the-mill procedural and medical shows.

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What's On Tonight: How I Met Your Mother, Fringe, Anthony Bourdain

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 11th 2010 12:25PM
  • HeroesAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour episode of The Bachelor, followed by a new Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, then new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, followed by a new Fringe.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8, then a new American Masters.
  • ABC Family has The Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, followed by a new Make It or Break It.
  • TLC has a new Little People, Big World at 8.
  • At 9, Food Network has a new Unwrapped.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 9.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Men of a Certain Age.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • Discovery has a new Motor City Motors at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Chef Academy at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • At 10:15, TCM has A Streetcar Named Desire.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Subtle Subtitles: Men of a Certain Age

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:00PM
Scrubs
If you haven't seen our game before, we give you a picture from a recent episode of a TV series and you provide the caption!

Last week's winner is Xolus with this: "So Turk...how many surgeons does it take to change a light bulb?"

This week's picture is from a recent episode of Men of a Certain Age:

Men of a Certain Age

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Review: Men of a Certain Age - Powerless

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 5th 2010 9:27AM
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(S01E05)
As the title of this episode suggests, the guys were all feeling a big powerless and it looked for a time that it was a position overwhelming to each of them. What was reassuring, then, was to realize that with age comes experience and wisdom and a way to figure out how to deal with just these kinds of issues. Each of our men of a certain age were powerless in some way for a time, but not by the end of the hour. That's one for the old guys, if you're keeping score.

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What Are Jay Leno's Former Viewers Watching Instead of Leno?

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 29th 2009 2:30PM
When NBC announced its risky plan to replace the entire 10PM slate with nightly episodes of 'The Jay Leno Show,' rival executives at the other major networks sensed an opportunity. If NBC's gambit backfired, they reasoned, shows on CBS and ABC would likely be the beneficiary, as viewers unhappy with the peacock would turn to other venues for their television entertainment.

Well, they were half right.

As some media watchers predicted, 'The Jay Leno Show' has, in fact, turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes in television programming history. Fans of Leno at the 11:30 hour have failed to migrate along with the former 'Tonight Show' host, leading to a shocking 45 percent drop in ratings for NBC at the 10PM time slot over last year in the key 18-49 demographic, according to Media Life Magazine.

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