'Certain' renewal for Ray Romano show

Series averaging 4.4 million viewers

Halfway through its first season, TNT's Ray Romano freshman dramedy "Men of a Certain Age" has been renewed for a second season with a 10-episode order.

Through its first five episodes, "Men" has averaged 4.4 million viewers. It started off big, drawing 5.4 million viewers for its Dec. 7 launch. The show's ratings dropped off after the premiere until stabilizing around the 3 million-viewer mark with the most recent episodes.

The wry drama starring Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula explores male friendship among three men approaching mid-life.

It was created by Romano and Mike Royce who executive produce with Rory Rosegarten and Cary Hoffman. Through its first five episodes, Men of a Certain Age is averaging 4.4 million viewers. The show's Dec. 7 premiere ranked as ad-supported cable's top new series launch of 2009 among households and adults 25-54.

James Hibberd contributed to this report.