Partners (2012 TV series)
Season 1 main title card
|Directed by||James Burrows|
"On Top of the World"|
by Imagine Dragons
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Multiple camera|
|Running time||22 minutes|
Warner Bros. Television|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 24, 2012 – November 12, 2012|
Partners is an American comedy series that aired on CBS from September 24 to November 12, 2012, on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m., following the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The series was created by Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who also served as the show's executive producers and it stars Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, and Brandon Routh.
Although they could not be more different, Louis and Joe are lifelong friends and partners in an architecture firm. Their "bromance" is tested when Joe gets engaged to Ali and Louis is in a new relationship with Wyatt.
- David Krumholtz as Joe Goodman, an architect
- Michael Urie as Louis McManus, Joe's best friend and business partner
- Sophia Bush as Ali Landow, Joe's fiancée
- Brandon Routh as Wyatt Plank, Louis's boyfriend
- Tracy Vilar as Ro-Ro, Joe and Louis' secretary
- Jillian Bell as Renata, Ali's hapless cousin and assistant
- Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar as Jordy and Nate Blevins, twin architects who have a friendly rivalry with Joe and Louis
CBS cancelled Partners on November 16, 2012, prior to the planned November 19 airing of episode 7, "Pretty Funny", and announced that the show would be immediately removed from the schedule. The show was replaced with reruns of Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, leaving seven filmed episodes unaired in the USA and Canada. Filming on the final episode concluded a week later, on November 21. 7 episodes remain unaired in the U.S., but all 13 episodes have been aired by South African channel M-Net, Indian channel Zee Café and by HBO Comedy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
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Critics have noted that the CBS show has many similarities to a 1995 Fox sitcom of the same name. Both shows had the same director, concept, characters with similar occupations, similar name for the main female lead, and even timeslot. In addition, Jeff Greenstein, one of the head writers of the Fox series who also worked on Will & Grace with Kohan and Mutchnick, has claimed they were big fans of the show.
It was later broadcast by HBO Comedy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia from March 2013, Zee Cafe in India from October 2013, and TVNZ's TV2 in New Zealand from Wednesday November 27, 2013 late-night.
The Nine Network in Australia were going to air the series prior to cancellation for their late 2012 to early 2013 season, however delayed the complete series for burning off until December 30, 2013 late-night also airing on Thursdays. Also captioning was converted to teletext subtitling by AI Media, which are made available due to ACMA rules. Unlike New Zealand and other countries that have very limited legislated broadcasting rules. The series was preempted during the first week of February 2014.
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- Andreeva, Nellie (November 16, 2012). "CBS Freshman Comedy 'Partners' Canceled". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Partners: Sitcom Canceled by CBS". TV Series Finale. November 16, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Harp, Justin (November 16, 2012). "CBS cancels Brandon Routh comedy 'Partners'". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Michael Urie reveals last day of shooting on Twitter.
- "Partners: Cancelled Show Wiped from CBS Website, People's Choice Awards". TV Series Finale. November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- Partners (2012): Season 1, Metacritic
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