Romano returns to sitcom

New series for ratings king

American sitcom star Ray Romano is returning to TV four years after his hit show ended.

He will write and star in ten episodes of new comedy Men Of A Certain Age for the TNT network.

He will play a fortysomething man who is still friends with his college buddies - played by Homicide: Life On The Street star Andre Braugher and Quantum Leap’s Scott Bakula.

The show is expected to air later this year.

Co-creator Mike Royce told showbiz trade journal Variety: 'The show isn't ever going to be a weighty tome. We're really just trying to write out of our own experience and make the show relatable.'

Romano’s sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, ran for nine series from 1996. Its final episode in 2005 attracted 33million viewers to CBS. He went on to voice Manny the woolly mammoth in Ice Age.

Published: 13 Jan 2009

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