New comedy "Partners" hit ratings low with most recent episode
CBS's freshman comedy "Partners" has been canceled, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Friday.
"Partners," which starred Michael Urie and David Krumholtz, and centered around the "bromance" between two co-workers, one gay and one straight, premiered Sept. 24 and occupied the Monday at 8:30 slot.
Its most recent episode scored a 1.8 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — down 14 percent from the previous week, and its poorest showing to date. While the show had strong network support, it proved to be the weak link in CBS's Monday night comedy lineup, the rest of which — "2 Broke Girls," "How Met Your Mother" and "Mike & Molly" — has been on an upward trajectory.
"Partners" was created by "Will & Grace" writers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick and was loosely based on their own lives.
A "Two and a Half Men" repeat will air in the show's former timeslot next week.
This makes the second cancellation for the network so far this year, following "Made in Jersey."