Ray Romano's return to TV is official.
After greenlighting new series from Jerry Bruckheimer and Jada Pinkett Smith last week, TNT is giving the go-ahead to Romano's character dramedy Men of a Certain Age, according to Variety.
The series, starring Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three fortysomething college buddies trying to reconcile their midlife situations with what they had expected, was created by Romano and Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond). Rocye will serve as showrunner, and he and Romano will also serve as executive producers.
TNT has ordered 10 episodes and is targeting a January 2010 premiere. A start date for production has not yet been set.
The series becomes TNT's eighth hourlong series, behind cop drama The Line, from Bruckheimer and starring Dylan McDermott, and Pinkett Smith's hospital series Time Heals.