Even Michael Urie couldn't keep Partners on the air
Gay TV Series Partners Gets Cancelled

By Diane Anderson-Minshall

Originally published on Advocate.com November 16 2012 2:59 PM ET

Monday nights on CBS has been a launch pad for several gay-friendly hits including The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, both shows that have out gay actors among the main cast. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that didn't work out for Partners, the sitcom created by Will & Grace scribes David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The network just cancelled the show, its only new comedy for fall. A semi-autobiographical comedy about two life-long best friends (one straight, one gay) got harsh criticism from reviewers, even though stars Michael Urie (of Ugly Betty fame) and David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) are both well liked and supporting player Brandon Routh (filmdom's newest Superman, who played Urie's on-screen boyfriend) was easy on the eyes.