It's an unusual group of guys, to be sure. Scott Bakula is known for his science-fiction roles on Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise and Chuck. Andre Braugher is best known as a cop on Homicide and Hack and a doctor on Gideon's Crossing. And, of course, everybody loves comedian Ray Romano. Together in Men of a Certain Age, they're three odd musketeers, but they provide a little something for everyone when they sit down at their table in the diner to talk about life, work, families and women. We sat in on a roundtable with Bakula to talk about his one-foot-out-of-the-game actor character, and later with Braugher to find out about his car-salesman family man. (We gave Romano a pass.) Plus: Bakula's Chuck situation and Braugher's Star Trek dream!
Has there ever been such an A-list cast assembled for a single TV show? Well, maybe A-list isn't the right word, but Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher are all pretty much TV royalty, and now the three of them are all co-starring in a single series. I wouldn't call myself a fan of any of them, per se, but they're certainly all talented, and I'm sure they all have their staunch supporters. So it's good to see that their show isn't a total train wreck, but is actually funny and sad and dark. Not, like, Californication dark, but dark nonetheless.
Few things cause me to weep openly more consistently than Quantum Leap episodes, so I think it's safe to say I'd follow Scott Bakula anywhere... even if where he's going involves Ray Romano. That's right. My Scott Bakula (who I affectionately nicknamed "Dracula" when I was 10. I wasn't very clever back then) passion runs that deep! The former time-traveling physicist has signed on for Men of a Certain Age, a TNT drama pilot co-starring Ray Romano and Andre Braugher, who's one of those actors whose name I know but whose work I've never actually seen. Anyway, I'm sure he's very talented.