TNT orders Ray Romano's 'Men' to series

Marks third recent pickup for cable network

The pickup season at TNT continues with a series order for Ray Romano's midlife crisis drama "Men of a Certain Age."

"Men," which marks Romano's first series since the Emmy-winning CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has been picked up for 10 episodes to premiere later this year.

Written by Romano and "Raymond" alum Mike Royce, "Men" explores the bonds of male friendship through the eyes of three college buddies -- Joe (Romano), Owen (Andre Braugher) and Terry (Scott Bakula) -- who are in their 40s.

Royce, who will serve as showrunner on the show, is executive producing it with Romano, Rory Rosegarten and Cary Hoffman.

The order for "Men" comes on the heels of two similar 10-episode pickups by TNT last week -- the Jada Pinkett Smith-starring medical drama "Time Heals" and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced cop drama "The Line" toplined by Dylan McDermott.