‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Creator Blasts TNT Over Handling of Ray Romano’s Latest Series

Aug 1, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Phil Rosenthal, the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond," blasted TNT for its handling of "Men of a Certain Age," which the cable network canceled. The show starred "Raymond" actor, and Rosenthal’s good friend, Ray Romano, reports Deadline.com.

"Those idiots put six episodes on in November and then waited until July to schedule the next six, as if they were trying to make sure the audience didn’t connect to it," Rosenthal said at the Television Critics Association press tour. "Then they cancel it because the audience doesn’t connect to it. That’s why I say the only thing I hate about this business is the business part."

Rosenthal was speaking on a panel about what makes prime time tick. Asked about the surge in reality shows in prime time, he noted, "It could signal something larger than just a trend, and that is the end of civilization."

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  1. I thought that the first season of MoaCA was some of the best television ever, then became more disenchanted with every show of the second season, which seemed flat and uninspired. Maybe the characters grew too much and became less like men of a certain age, who, in fact, become more, not less, of who they are as they age. A prefect example is Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm — once a schmuck, always a schmuck.

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