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"Men of a Certain Age" canceled

Scott Bakula, Ray Ramano and Andre Braugher of "Men of A Certain Age," May 23, 2011. AP

(CBS/AP) Everybody loves Raymond, but not enough to keep his current series on the air. Ray Romano's award-winning "Men of a Certain Age" has been canceled after two seasons.

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Calling it a "difficult decision," the cable network TNT said Friday the show failed to attract a big enough audience despite its excellence. "Men of a Certain Age" averaged 2.7 million viewers for the episodes that concluded this month.

The show received a prestigious George Foster Peabody award earlier this year and was lauded for combining humor and poignancy. This week, series co-star Andre Braugher received an Emmy nomination as best supporting actor in a drama series.

Romano, Braugher and Scott Bakula play three longtime friends each facing middle age and various life crises. Romano, the former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star, co-created "Men of a Certain Age."