TNT orders Ray Romano pilot

April 1, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- TNT has ordered a one-hour pilot for a drama series co-written and starring actor Ray Romano, the U.S. cable television network announced Tuesday.

Romano wrote the script for the pilot with his "Everybody Loves Raymond" collaborator

Mike Royce.

"'Men of a Certain Age' is about the highs and lows of being a guy in the modern era. It's about three best friends, each hoping to fulfill his dreams before the clock starts running out," Michael Wright, senior vice president in charge of the content creation group for TNT and its sister networks, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. "It's an honest, emotional, funny and very personal take on the subject. 'Men of a Certain Age' is a very special project for TNT, and we're proud to be doing it with Ray and Mike. When we read the script we knew right away this is a series we want to bring to our audience."

"Mike and I have always had success writing what we know. What we know now is that we're middle-aged, neurotic and fat," Romano added. "We're excited to be working with Michael Wright and TNT, who have been incredibly enthusiastic and supportive."

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