Scott Bakula has joined the cast of the new TNT drama Men of a Certain Age, which will be his first time as a TV series regular since the cancellation of Star Trek Enterprise in 2005. Bakula will play Terry, a handsome, intelligent but struggling-to-make-it actor, opposite Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street).
Men of a Certain Age was created by Ray Romano along with fellow Everybody Loves Raymond writer/producer Mike Royce. Both are executive producers and they co-wrote the pilot. The original press release for the show (at Romano’s official site) describes the show:
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE follows three guys who have been best friends since college. Now in their 40s, they’re finding that life is indeed, as John Lennon once said, “what happens when you’re making other plans.” The show focuses on Joe (Romano), a friendly, 40-something, slightly neurotic, divorced father of two who had dreams of being a professional golfer but instead owns and runs a party store. He has two best friends: Owen [Braugher], an overstressed African-American husband and father who is a car salesman at his dad’s dealership, and Terry [Bakula], an offbeat handsome, intelligent and still struggling-to-make it actor.
Since Enterprise Bakula has kept busy with stage work as well as guest spots on TV, and he just wrapped up shooting opposite Matt Damon on the thriller The Informant, due out in March of 2009. His recent TV guest work includes an episode of Boston Legal and a recurring character on The Adventures of Old Christine. The actor has dozens of TV credits going back to the eighties, Men of A Certain Age will be his fifth time as a series regular, the others being Eisenhower & Lutz (1988), Quantum Leap (1989-1993), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996), and of course, Enterprise (2001-2005).