Friday, May 18, 2012

First Look: Partners

Well, I did talk about The New Normal the other day so that other new sitcom with a leading gay character is also worth mentioning. Airing on CBS and from the creators of Will & Grace, you've got two best friends - gay Louis (Michael Urie, Ugly Betty) and straight Joe (David Krumholtz, Numbers) who work together as architects and have a friendship that's lasted longer than most of their relationships. Except now, Louis's got a boyfriend named Wyatt (Brandon Rooth, Superman) and Joe has a new girlfriend named Ali (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill) and both of their significant others have to deal with Joe and Louis's all encompassing friendship.

To be honest, this really does feel like Will & Grace Mark 2 if the latter was a straight man instead of a woman. I don't actually mean that in a bad way because it does actually look like a lot of fun and there's certainly a delightful banter between Urie and Krumholtz as well. I can easily see this winding up on E4's increasingly comedy centred Thursday night schedule next year as well. I'll definitely be watching this one.


Partners airs Mondays at 8.30pm on CBS from the fall.

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