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'Partners' dissolved by CBS

From the "Who Didn't See This One Coming?" department, CBS has decided to cancel its freshman comedy Partners.

Partners
Following a series-low rating of 1.8 in the Adults 18–49 demographic this past Monday, CBS denied Partners a back order and yanked it from the schedule effective immediately. In its place, the Eye network will be filling the 8:30 PM timeslot on Mondays with encore presentations of its more popular sitcoms, starting with a Two And A Half Men repeat on November 19.

The only new comedy fielded by CBS this season, Partners was met with generally wretched reviews from critics, including an F- from TV Rage's own Adam J. Langton. As the weakest link in the network's Monday night lineup, the show was held responsible for damaging breakout sophomore comedy 2 Broke Girls, which airs at 9 PM.

While CBS refused to comment on future plans for its Monday block of sitcoms, the network has a comedy called Friend Me waiting in the wings as a midseason replacement. The likely candidate to bridge the gap until then is veteran comedy Rules Of Engagement, which was renewed in May for a seventh season of 13 episodes, scheduled to air during midseason. Because of this development, its season premiere may be moved up.

Of the network's other rookie offerings, CBS recently placed full-season orders for dramas Elementary and Vegas and canceled Made In Jersey after only two episodes.

After seeing the cringe-inducing promos for Partners and hearing about how it ripped off a FOX sitcom from 1995 also entitled Partners, I opted to skip this show. Looks like I made the right decision. Will you miss Partners?


Details
Show:
- Partners (2012)
- Friend Me
- Rules of Engagement
Network:
- CBS

Written by: Chrononaut
Nov 16th, 2012, 4:34 am

Ali from Iraq

Message Posted On Dec 12th, 2012, 11:30 pm
I am Ali from Iraq When I watched the first episode of this series that was in December The episodes of this series over the imagination So I followed all the episodes at the same day more than once And waited for the rest of the episodes But I was surprised that the series has been canceled Do not know how much grief I now Series at the top of innovation, and a huge amount of joy Even I have tears in moments of laughter I Watch of the many U.S. TV series For many parts, but did not enjoy this amount of joy This is the first message sent by I do not imagine that this innovation is canceled Please reconsider this series I know that my message will not draw your attention But I would like to say that this series drew my attention and I am a person of southern Iraq I'm talking about this series every person I know And that the top of in your channel production Please let this creativity that continues So why you canceled partners show ?
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2012, 3:57 am
I'm terribly disappointed. I am not gay but thoroughly enjoyed this show. It made me laugh out loud!! What a shame. I do really hope either you reconsider airing it again or have another network pick it up.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 1:03 pm
Thought it was a great show and was getting better and better each time we watchd it!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 19th, 2012, 1:08 pm
it was such a hilarious show..m so disappointed!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 19th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Ya know i tryed not to like this show cuz i don't like the gay stuff they shove at us all the time.... but this thing was funny... and i have always liked David Krumholtz as an actor ... btw i'm a 57 year old white male not gay
rtruell

Level 1 (36%)
Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On Nov 18th, 2012, 4:41 pm

"The likely candidate to bridge the gap until then is veteran comedy Rules Of Engagement ... scheduled to air during midseason. Because of this development, its season premiere may be moved up."

 

I fully agree with your suggestion, and there is precedence to support the theory...that is, in fact, exactly what happened last year.  CBS deep-sixed How To Be A Gentleman after airing 2 episodes and two weeks later slipped ROE into its time slot, thus bumping up ROE's planned mid-season start.  The situation was actually kind of funny...Patrick Warburton (one of the stars of ROE) had whined on one of the late night shows that he was afraid fans of the show wouldn't be able to find when it was on (apparently he'd never heard of TV listings), due to CBS moving it around (the previous year it had premiered in the fall, along with How I Met Your Mother and Two And A Half Men) and then barely a week later, CBS moved up its premiere :-)

 

rtruell

Level 1 (36%)
Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On Nov 18th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Anonymous: "... I disagree with Joel's theory that opting to not watch a show that is cancelled ..."

 

Firstly, that's not what Joel said.  Secondly, "not watching" a show that has been cancelled and is no longer airing isn't something a person can opt to do...there's no choice in the matter.

 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 17th, 2012, 1:35 am
CBS is so annoying :) I wanna stab them in the face. WHY WOULD THEY CANCEL PARTNERS IT WAS GETTING BETTER BY THE EPISODE. UUUGGHHH!! -_- unbelievable.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2012, 6:13 pm
I quite enjoyed it too, and I disagree with Joel's theory that opting to not watch a show that is cancelled is making the right decision. I will always give a show a chance.
Anonypuss

Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2012, 9:32 am
I actually enjoyed this hair-brained sitcom (which surprised me), and yes, will miss it.
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