Actor Ray Romano loves his role on the "Parenthood" television show, according to reports. The former star of the hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has been guest-starring on the NBC TV show as a photographer involved with a character played by Lauren Graham.
The website Whig.com reported on Jan. 8 that Romano told the The Associated Press today he has shot his final episode for the fourth season. He also is open to returning for season five, if they want him, and as long as they "have a good idea" for his character. The show also stars Monica Potter, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Peter Krause.
Romano's previous show, "Men of a Certain Age" was canceled in July of 2011 after just two seasons on TNT. Romano joked with Jason Katims, the show runner for "Parenthood," he was "unemployed and would work cheap" since "Men" is no longer on the air.
Ray's previous hit show "Everybody Loves Raymond" ran from 1996 through 2005 on CBS with Romano playing Ray Barone. The show also starred Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, and Doris Roberts. The series won multiple Emmy Awards between 2000 and 2005, with Romano picking up the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2002.
"Parenthood" will conclude the fourth season on NBC as of Jan. 22. Viewers in Roanoke can watch the hit show on NBC via affiliate station WSLS 10 on Cox Cable.