CBS cancels the sitcom “Partners” and Greg In Hollywood is not at all happy about it
To quote Nancy Kerrigan during that awful moment in her life: “Whhyyy?’
CBS has canceled what has become one of my favorite comedies: Partners.
It was such a wonderful showcase for the brilliant Michael Urie and Brandon Routh could not have been more adorable and sweet as his boyfriend.
Most new television sitcoms would love to have the ratings achieved by this show which also starred David Krumholtz and Sophia Bush who were delightful in their roles.
But for CBS, 5.5 million viewers was not enough and show about a pair of best friends – one gay and one straight – has been canceled.
‘Thanks for the love and support!’ Urie tweeted to fans Friday. ‘Partners will always have a special place in my heart.’
Routh, the one-time Superman, played Urie’s seemingly naive boyfriend on the show and tweeted: ‘Well, that’s it folks. Our run of Partners is over. Thanks so much for your love, support, & dedication 2 our show. Much love from us 2 u.’
The comedy aired on Monday nights between How I Met Your Mother and Two Broke Girls. It is from is from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchick and David Kohan.
Urie played the over-the-top gay character which is based on Mutchick while Krumholz played the straight character based on Kohan and Bush played his fiance.
Urie, the out actor who came to fame on Ugly Betty, was the comic center of the show with his over-the-top character.
‘Any kind of extreme is fun – especially when you’re doing comedy,’ he told me earlier this year. ‘It opens up the boundaries so much for what you can do. I don’t like being confined. Since Ugly Betty I’ve gotten to play some subtle characters and that’s really fun and really interesting but I much prefer to go for the back of the house.’