CBS has opted not to give a back nine order to freshman comedy series Partners and has instead pulled the series from the schedule, effective immediately. Partners becomes the second new show to be cancelled by the network this season, following on from the cancellation of freshman drama Made In Jersey last month.
Created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, Partners Partners Joe (David Krumholtz), an accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, especially in his love life. That’s in stark contrast to his gay co-worker, Louis (Michael Urie), who is spontaneous, emotional and prone to exaggeration. Both have found joy in their love lives: Joe is newly engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush), a beautiful and sophisticated jewelry designer, while Louis is dating Wyatt (Brandon Routh), a vegan nurse who Louis insists is just a promotion away from becoming a doctor. As news of Joe’s engagement settles, time will tell if their business and personal bond can adapt to the addition of two other important relationships.
The writing had been on the wall for Partners for some time. The comedy series premiered on September 24th to ok ratings with 6.6 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo in live+same day. Since then, the series has consistently lost viewers with the most recent episode pulling in a series low with a mere 5.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the Adults 18-49 demo.
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