TNT has ordered a second season of the Ray Romano-Andre Braugher-Scott Bakula comedy-drama "Men of A Certain Age” after just five outings on the air.
The network has asked for 10 episodes for the second season.
At the TCA tour this week in Pasadena, actor Wendell Pierce confirmed that Romano wrote the character that Andre Braugher plays for Pierce.
In one of those six-degrees of separation anecdotes, Pierce said he turned the role down to appear in the upcoming HBO series "Treme."
"Treme" is co-created by David Simon, with whom Pierce worked as one of the stars of Simon’s "The Wire" on HBO.
And, Simon noted, Braugher, who got the role on "Men of a Certain Age" after Piece turned it down, was one of the stars that made Simon’s "Homicide: Life on the Street" such a success.
— Allison J. Waldman and Chuck Ross