TNT kicks off a second season of "Men of a Certain Age" tonight at 10 p.m.
The dramedy follows three late 40-somethings (Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher and Ray Romano) as they approach midlife. It's not one of those shows that you have to be well-versed in the first season to pick up now.
Owen (Braugher) is a family man who is taking over his overbearing father's car dealership. Constantly bullied by his father, Owen now has to prove himself worthy of the big chair.
Terry (Bakula) is an actor and womanizer who finally realizes his dream life has passed him by. Looking for some stability, he gets a job at Owen's car dealership.
Joe (Romano) has gone through a recent divorce, in part because of his gambling addiction. He's trying to get his life back on track by joining the Senior PGA Tour.
The show doesn't have a ton of interaction between the three charactes, but manages to balance the three plotlines reasonably well.
As with most TNT shows, "Men" has a solid built-in audience. It's not of the quality of the various shows on FX or AMC -- shows that compel you to tune in each week -- but it's an enjoyable diversion.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: "Men" follows a new season of "The Closer" (TNT, 9 p.m.)
On the regular networks, NBC kicks off Season 2 of "The Singoff," the latest in "American Idol" ripoffs. It's followed by a new episode of "Chase" at 10 p.m.
ABC gives us its own reality show, "Skating With The Stars," at 8 p.m., followed by a new "Castle" at 10 p.m.
After a short break, "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS, 10 p.m.) returns tonight, following a whole new night of CBS sitcoms.
Fox airs the American Country Awards at 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, the CW is also new with "90210" and "Gossip Girl" from 8-10 p.m.