CBS Cancels Freshman Sitcom ‘Partners’

by | November 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM | Partners

'Partners' David Krumholtz and Michael Urie (Photo: CBS)

CBS is quitting its relationship with “Partners.”

The network is pulling the under-performing comedy from the schedule effective immediately and has decided not to order any additional episodes, reports Deadline.

CBS will air comedy repeats in the Mondays at 8:30/7:30c time slot instead. This coming Monday night, the network has scheduled a repeat of “Two and a Half Men” featuring guest star Michael Bolton.

The decision to cancel the show, which stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie, and was based on the real-life friendship of the show’s producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (“Will & Grace”), comes after this past Monday’s episode hit a series low in the ratings (a 1.8 in the 18-49 demo).

“Partners” was the only sitcom among CBS’s crop of new fall shows, and one of just four new series introduced by the network this TV season. It’s also the second one to be cancelled. The legal drama “Made in Jersey” ranked as the first cancelled show of the season. The other two dramas, “Elementary” — which landed the primo post-Super Bowl spot — and “Vegas” are solid performers.