Bakula leaps to TNT drama 'Men'


Scott Bakula has been tapped to star opposite Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in TNT's drama pilot "Men of a Certain Age."

Additionally, Emmy winner Scott Winant has come aboard to direct the pilot, from Romano and Mike Royce.

"Men" explores the bonds of male friendship through the eyes of three college buddies, Joe (Romano), Owen (Braugher) and Terry (Bakula), who are in their 40s.

Terry is a handsome, intelligent but struggling actor. Also cast is the pilot is Richard Gant ("Deadwood") as Owen Sr.

ICM-repped Bakula recently wrapped Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant."

Winant ("Huff") is repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman.

Gant is with Jeff Goldberg Management. (partialdiff)