A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

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Mike Royce, Ray Romano
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2011   2010   2009  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ray Romano ...  Joe Tranelli 22 episodes, 2009-2011
Scott Bakula ...  Terry Elliott 22 episodes, 2009-2011
Andre Braugher ...  Owen Thoreau Jr. 22 episodes, 2009-2011
LisaGay Hamilton ...  Melissa 20 episodes, 2009-2011
Matt Price ...  Lawrence 20 episodes, 2009-2011
Richard Gant ...  Owen Thoreau Sr. 18 episodes, 2009-2011
Braeden Lemasters ...  Albert 17 episodes, 2009-2011
Brian White ...  Marcus 16 episodes, 2009-2011
Shelly Desai ...  Carlos 14 episodes, 2009-2011
Brittany Curran ...  Lucy 13 episodes, 2009-2011
Lil J.J. ...  DaShaun 13 episodes, 2009-2011
Jon Manfrellotti ...  Manfro 13 episodes, 2009-2011
Kwesi Boakye ...  Jamie Thoreau 12 episodes, 2009-2011
Emily Rios ...  Maria 11 episodes, 2009-2011
Isaiah Montgomery Isaiah Montgomery ...  Michael Thoreau 11 episodes, 2009-2011
Albert Hall ...  Bruce 10 episodes, 2009-2011
Melinda McGraw ...  Erin Riley 9 episodes, 2010-2011
Penelope Ann Miller ...  Sonia Tranelli 9 episodes, 2009-2011
Eddie Shin ...  Carl 9 episodes, 2010-2011
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A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

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Welcome to the prime of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The role of Owen was written for Wendell Pierce. But he turned it down to work on Treme (2010) instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.53 (2009) See more »

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When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
(uncredited)
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Think outside of the box.
1 January 2010 | by xxzerohopexxSee all my reviews

In a very saturated market place there are few TV shows that can really stand out like this one has for me. It is so refreshing to see a show scripted like this one that isn't afraid to be just a bunch of average joe's with very average problems. The true beauty of this show lies much deeper than the simple characters we are first introduced too, i.e. 1. car salesman 2. out of work actor 3. party store owner. It's about the bold undertaking of how a bond of three friends who may no longer have much in common can still stand by each other. They clearly are not happy in both personal and professional life and it is here where I look most forward to watching these characters grow and take that first bold honest step forward into admitting such.

I understand a lot of the mixed and negative reviews with the show being sort of mundane about these '3 average joe's' that we otherwise shouldn't really care about, but I strongly feel this is what separates this show from the crowd.

Kudos to everyone involved in this show, I truly hope we can watch these characters continue to develop into what I think will be a great story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Men of a Certain Age See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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