'Men of a Certain Age' scoop: Ray Romano gets a new galpal

Ray Romano’s Joe is going to get really lucky when the new season of Men of a Certain Age debuts on TNT Dec. 6. EW has learned that the star’s latest galpal will be played by Alanna Ubach, best known for her role as a sorority sister/best friend in the Legally Blonde franchise and for playing Thomas Jane’s sexy neighbor Yael Koontz on HBO’s Hung. She’ll play the role of Michelle in five episodes of Men, which also stars Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula. “During the last season, I happened to meet Ray at a hotel party and I immediately showed interest in him,” says the actress. “She’s a single professional woman who gets what she wants. She travels a lot so she’s lonely and usually takes a lover. She meets Ray and knowing they are complete and total opposites, it’s a turn on for her. He amuses her!” Ubach has yet to learn if she’ll return to Hung, which she’s appeared in since the beginning. “It’s a really pleasant surprise. Three weeks before a shoot, I’ll get a call. That’s the nature of a recurring guest star. All I can say is, Thomas better not move. If he moves, I’m screwed!” The actress’ other credits include Clockwatchers, Sister Act 2, and Beakman’s World. Source Here

Men of a Certain Age Hosts Quantum Leap Family Reunion

Men of a Certain Age's second season will reunite Quantum Leap actors Scott Bakula and David Newsom, has learned exclusively. Newsom, who played Bakula's brother, Lt. Tom Beckett, on Quantum Leap, will play Mark, the younger sibling of Terry (Bakula), on the hit TNT drama. Mark is happily married with two children and runs his own successful home systems integration business. Terry, who now works as a car salesman with his friend Owen (Andre Braugher), hasn't seen his brother for some time. Terry decides to try to reconnect with him at his nephew's birthday party. Newsom, 48, is best known for his role as Lt. Hank Metcalf on Homefront. He has also appeared on Melrose Place, Suddenly Susan, CSI, The Mentalist and Supernatural. Men of a Certain Age, which also stars Ray Romano, returns for its second season on Monday, Dec. 6 at 10/9c on TNT. Newsom's episode is slated to air Jan. 3, 2011. Source Here

Scott Bakula Visits Cubicle Confessions

Quantum Leap and Chuck star Scott Bakula leaps into TV Guide Magazine's offices for his very own Cubicle Confession! Bakula shares stories of past Comic-Cons (including a close encounter with Burt Reynolds), his favorite TV shows and how he ended up signing his very own Star Trek uniform for a fan. Check out the exclusive video below! Source & Video

Andre Braugher on his Emmy nod for 'Men of a Certain Age'

Good news for TNT's promising new drama Men of a Certain Age: Though the network only aired 10 episodes of the series about three middle-aged men living in Los Angeles, it was enough to convince Emmy voters to nominate co-star Andre Braugher in the supporting actor category. Braugher plays Owen Thoreau Jr., the schlubby manager of a car dealership that's owned by his overbearing father (Richard Gant). 'I was looking for a new challenge, Braugher says of the series created by Everybody Loves Raymond's Ray Romano and Mike Royce. The last thing I wanted to do these days was pick up a gun or blow something up or talk tough. I've already done a lot of that. I wanted to do something fun. Even though they call it a drama, it's a funny show. Ray is an excellent writer as well as a comedian. He's plumbing new depths here. To Read More Click Here .

Men of a Certain Age: The Secret to Great Chemistry and What's Ahead for Season 2

Men of a Certain Age deals with three men coming to grips with getting older. But for series stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula, being older is a key component to their on-screen chemistry. "We're grown-ups," Braugher told at the Paley Center for Media event for the series. "As artists, we're just mature. It's all about the work. It's not like we have to prove anything. It's not like we have to make our rent. It's really about telling the story well." Braugher attributes the show's fan base to the natural storytelling. "I think people are fascinated with the ordinariness of these guys. It's not contrived," he said. "What you have is really universal struggles." Co-creator and executive producer Mike Royce previewed some of the new struggles each character will face in the show's sophomore season, which Bakula estimates will begin shooting in July. Joe (Romano) will follow his golf ambitions to the next level and learn more about how to accept his divorce. After taking over his father's car dealership in the Season 1 finale, Owen (Braugher) will experience the challenges of his new duties, especially when Terry (Bakula) comes to work for him. "Owen's got a lot of responsibility and he's in a really thick soup of relationships," Braugher said. "Complications will ensue." Also, more of Terry's back story will come to light, though it is uncertain if viewers will meet any of his siblings is undetermined. As for Terry's girlfriend (Carla Gallo), Bakula isn't sure about her return. Royce said the next season will likely increase to 12 episodes, and Bakula praised TNT's support of the series from the beginning. "The freedom has just been magnificent. The relationship with TNT, and their basically hands-off attitude ... they're so supportive and they love the show," Bakula said. "They're thrilled with the stories and where it's going." Are you excited for more Men of a Certain Age? Source Here

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "Back in the S#!t" Episode 10 (Season Finale)

Watch a sneak peek of the season finale of the TNT series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "Back in the S#!t" Episode 10 airing Monday February 22 at 10/8c on TNT. Episode Synopsis: Feeling guilty about his rapid downward spiral, which includes out of control gambling and having to cut back on staff at his store, Joe decides to stop gambling. Owen finds a new sense of purpose when he goes to work for a rival auto dealership following his father's decision to turn management over to Marcus. And Terry's life spins out of control when his gig on a movie results in disasters at the apartment complex he manages. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 - Featured

* Winter Olympics (8/7c NBC) There aren't a lot of events scheduled for coverage this evening, leaving plenty of time for what should be one of the most memorable competitions of these Games - the finals of ice dancing. With spectacular routines and two contending U.S. teams (Meryl Davis and Charle White, and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto), the ratings should be right up there with Dancing with the Stars. "We've had to keep stepping up the athletic program," says Belbin. "The lifts are so much more acrobatic." Also on the docket is the high-flying aerial final of freestyle skiing, with U.S. contenders Ryan St. Onge, the 2009 World Champion, and Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, known for attempting the sport's most difficult tricks. "I just don't think it's possible to do more than three flips and five twists," says Peterson. And the last medals in ski jumping are up for grabs in the team large hill final, with teen sensation Gregor Schlierenzauer leading the favored Austrians. * The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8/7c ABC Family) So, what happened between Ben and Adrian in Ben's car last week? Find out tonight as Ben and Adrian must deal with the fallout, which affects more than just the two of them. In the wake of all this, Ben realizes that he truly wants to be with Amy, and Ricky leaves town. Elsewhere, George and Anne continue to reconnect as they seek advice from a therapist about remarriage, while Ashley finds herself falling for Griffin's cousin Grant. * 24 (9/8c Fox) It's a new day for Jack as the clock strikes midnight but that, of course, doesn't resolve his problems; they only get worse. Unfortunately, Jack and his cohorts at CTU aren't any closer to finding the fuel rods, and aren't in any position to stop Josef from handing them off to Farhad. President Taylor presses on with her international peace initiative, while unrest builds within CTU and scapegoats are targeted as the possibility of the unit's massive failure may be just hours away. * Men of a Certain Age (10/9c TNT ) The likable comedy-drama about three bonding best buds trying to negotiate midlife challenges closes its freshman season. Tonight's finale - which is preceded by two repeat episodes - finds burdened gambling man and golf ace Joe Tranelli hitting the sand trap of life, particularly when his new home creates life-changing money troubles. Meanwhile, struggling thespian Terry's deepening woes stem from an acting gig. And daddy issues continue to plague Owen, whose shaky relationship with his father reaches the breaking point. Series star Ray Romano co-wrote the episode. * Tracey Ullman's State of the Union (10:30/9:30c Showtime ) Tracey Ullman does a killer impersonation of Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle who, following a mental breakdown on her British tour, arrives in the U.S. and undertakes secret talks to conquer America. Dan Castellaneta, as a befuddled agent to "the old biddy who's never been kissed," is a hoot. Ullman's makeup transforms her into a dead ringer for Boyle, and her bonny burr accents a most convincing package. Other celebrities spoofed include first lady of France Carla Bruni. Source Here

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "How to Be an All-Star" Episode 9 - Photos

Check out photos of an upcoming of the TNT series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "How to Be an All-Star" Episode 9 airing Monday February 15 at 10/8c on TNT. Episode Synopsis: Joe is desperate to buy a house after his son's anxiety issues worsen. Terry must face the dire condition of his acting career when he meets a successful buddy from his past. At the dealership, Owen and the sales team confront a particularly tough customer. Source & More Photos

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "You Gonna Do That The Rest of Your Life?" Episode 8 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming of the TNT series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "You Gonna Do That The Rest of Your Life?" Episode 8 airing Monday February 1st at 10/8c on TNT. Episode Synopsis: Joe's bookie finds out Joe used to be a professional golfer and decides to use him to hustle a couple of guys. Owen's family becomes concerned over his increasing weight. And Terry gets a new apartment, but the apartment manager job that comes with it is a bit much to handle. Source & Preview

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "Father's Fraternity" Episode 7 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of an upcoming of the new TNT series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE "Father's Fraternity" Episode 7 airing Monday January 25 at 10/8c on TNT. Episode Synopsis: Joe goes to see his retired father (guest star Robert Loggia), who gives new meaning to the word grumpy. Owen's wife and mother get upset when a commercial for the auto dealership implies that Owen's co-worker, Marcus, is actually Owen Sr.'s son. And Terry becomes obsessed over finding out why he has been rejected for a youth mentoring program. Source & Preview