CBS Cancels ‘Partners,’ Oh Well
CBS can be a difficult mistress to predict, what with ratings-gobbling powerhouses like ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ (last night breaking its all-time high with over 17 million viewers), and yet buzzing Monday comedies like ‘Partners‘ falling by the wayside. Now, it seems the eye has officially ended its partnership with ‘Partners,’ pulling the plug to make its second cancellation of the season. Then again, what about ‘Partners’ ratings suggests it might not have deserved to be cancelled?
So long, ‘Partners.’ We may have enjoyed your cast, everyone from David Krumholtz, to Brandon Routh, but not every partnership can last. According to various outlets around the web (though not yet CBS itself), the eye has decided to close up shop on its freshman comedy from ‘Will & Grace’ creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.
Interestingly, ‘Partners’ managed to garner ratings indicative of one of TV’s highest-rated new shows, but not necessarily by CBS standards. The series, centering on the working partnership between David Krumholtz’ character and his homosexual partner Michael Urie’s, still managed to achieve a 2.4/6 in adults 18-49 and a healthy 6.5 million viewers. Less positive however, is the critical reception the frequent stereotype-employing series had received.
What say you? Do you think ‘Partners’ wasn’t given a fair shake, along with CBS’ other major cancellation ‘Made in Jersey?’ What CBS shows would you rather see axed?