Q&A: Future of 'Men of a Certain Age' uncertain

Status of 'Men of a Certain Age'

Is it my imagination; doesn't it seem like the Men of a Certain Age season just started a month ago? How long does the typical summer cable series last?

I guess time flies when you really like a certain TV show. The second season of TNT's Men of a Certain Age began Dec. 6 and concluded July 6. The season consisted of 12 episodes, which isn't unusual for cable series. The first season of the show contained just 10 episodes.

TNT recently announced that it is canceling the show. Ratings had been lackluster, though the show has been generally well-regarded by critics. The hourlong show stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as best friends in their late 40s trying to find their way through middle age.

'Harry's Law' returning in fall

My husband and I really enjoyed Harry's Law. Will it be coming back?

Harry's Law, which stars Kathy Bates as the head of a Cincinnati law firm of eccentric characters, was renewed in May for a second season.

The premiere is scheduled for Sept. 21. The show is moving to Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

'Project Runway' back this week

When will Project Runway's 2011 season be airing?

It's set to premiere Thursday at 9 p.m. on the Lifetime network.

Game shows tape several a day

How many Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy shows are taped in one day? My friend says they do five shows a day. Alex Trebek often says the next show is "tomorrow" or if it's a Friday, "on Monday."

Your friend is correct. Typically, game shows will tape five or six shows a day for a week, then be off for several weeks.

'Castle' returns in September

There are very few regular programs we watch, but Castle on Monday nights is one we never miss. What's up with the finale? It's bad enough they killed off the captain but to leave us hanging on the condition of Beckett. Is Castle coming back next season and will Kate be a part of the show? The chemistry between Kate and Castle is amazing and I would hate to see it end.

Castle will be back for a fourth season, with the premiere set for Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m.

The character Kate Beckett, the New York Police Department detective played by Canadian actor Stana Katic, was shot in the season finale. There's been no official confirmation whether she'll be back, but TV Guide published this quote from executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe: "We're really interested in how this death will affect Beckett's ability to trust in the Castle-Beckett relationship moving forward."

Q&A: Future of 'Men of a Certain Age' uncertain 07/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 11:23pm]

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