CBS Dumps Partners After Six (It's Only Been Six?) Episodes

The man who presses the Cancellation Button at CBS finally returned from vacation today and immediately got to work. CBS has canceled its gay-straight buddy comedy Partners, the low-rated and not-liked new sitcom from the creators of Will & Grace. By CBS's high standards for comedies, this show has been dead for a long time, but the network let it last six episodes probably out of respect for its creators. Or because it doesn't have much waiting in the wings. Or because someone just wasn't paying attention.

Partners was sandwiched between How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls on Monday nights, and was a stain on CBS's otherwise solid evening. The most recent episode pulled in a 1.8 rating in the adult demo, which is decent if your business card says anything but CBS; compared to HIMYM (3.0) and 2 Broke Girls (3.2), it's crap. And with The Big Bang Theory hitting a series high last night with 17.4 million viewers (Monday's Partners drew 5.48 million viewers), Partners is definitely the disappointing son who never got his act together and needed to be kicked out of the house.

Partners has been pulled immediately, never to be seen again (except maybe on a Saturday night down sometime the road). In the meantime, CBS will air comedy repeats in the 8:30pm Monday slot.

On the plus side, the talented Michael Urie, who was relegated to a gay stereotype on the show, now has a clear schedule. Where would you like to see him end up? If he isn't the centerpiece of one of Person of Interest's cases this season, I'll be piping mad!

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This show was absolutely HILARIOUS! I loved it, thought it was brilliant and loved the entire cast! What the hell is wrong with whoever pulled this one out to play reruns!?!?!?!?!?!? Bring it back!!!!!! Give up the rest of the season we know you already shot at least!
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I do watch HIMYM but i still enjoyed Partners way more.
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Damn dude, took 'em long enough. I suspect everybody had this turkey of a show on their Dead Pool lists. Airing reruns though is just as stupid, you paid for new content so if you have nothing new to replace it with you might as well use what you paid for.
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Not necessarily. See, the networks don't care if we actually enjoy the shows they air--all they're concerned with are the number of viewers who will be watching their ads.
You and I see ads as something we'll suffer through if we enjoy a show enough; networks see shows as a cost they have to eat in order to get us to watch their ads.
If they feel they can get more viewers by running reruns of BBT or HIMYM instead, that's what they're going to do. I do hope they'll at least throw the remaining episodes of Partners on their website or make them available on Hulu or something though. I actually enjoyed the show, with the exception of Brandon Routh. They clearly didn't know what to do with his character, and I think they show would have worked a lot better with Louis being a single guy whose only real long-term relationship was his friendship with Joe. Or maybe if they'd done a better job with Wyatt in terms of writing and/or casting. Oh well, too late now. :(
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Not if reruns would do (much) better in the ratings.
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Tim, whilst I await this week's episode review of the upcoming walking dead and the Maury Pauovich phone call I (acs178) mentioned to you on twitter. Can you please do a review on Grimm, or which ever of the writer's does Grimm, episode was extremely annoying. People just kept getting hurt because of all the unnecessary secrets.
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I loved Partners, This show and 2 Broke Girls always make me laugh, whereas Modern Family, Community, New Girl, Mindy Project, Happy Endings can't even get a chuckle out of me. If those dull shows are considered funny, then I think I'll stick to dramas.
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Seriously??? I mean I kinda dvr watched this show too, but to say Modern Family and Community don't make you laugh. Yikes my friend, yikes.
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You, sir/madam, have terrible taste...
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Sorry, but seriously, I HAVE watched those shows several times. No laughs.
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i never saw it but i did stop watching revolution after 2 eps...666 park after 1&1/2..and never saw last resort...but i will have to endure the ending of one of my all time favorite series...FRINGE...very sad about that...
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I didn't put this in my dead pool for respect to former Ugly Betty costar Michael Urie. Damn it.
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Cool. I need some points.
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Just Do it! it's about time someone realized how bad this show was. Six episodes was too much.
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Now, that one, I saw coming...

Seriously, I can't believe it got green-light in the first place.
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This would have been a hit on NBC, as its ratings overall were higher than NBC's Thursday lineup and about equal in that stupid 18-49 demo.
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Probably not. The reason it was so "successful" was it was sandwiched between two highly successful shows...and lost about half the viewers HIMYM had. Without such a strong lead-in (and lead-out), the show's numbers would be absymal.
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Possibly true. Overall, the last episode was over 5 million total viewers whereas NBC shows get over 3 million up to 4, so based on what you said, it may have dropped down to that range in total viewers, but not sure if that would be reflected in the 18-49 demo. Based on the above and NBC's support of its modestly low rated shows, this may have been held on to longer, to say the least, if it were on NBC, but who knows?
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Michael Urie was the problem with this show, he was just too over the top in his stereotype, over acting at it's worst IMO.
Now where do I get my Sophia Bush fix from?
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I just heard ABC has canceled Last Resort and 666 Park Ave. I really liked Last Resort.
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Link or it didn't happen.
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they just announced it tv.com's facebook page.. sad about Last Resort, it was much more reliable and promising than Revolution..
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Last Resort? Wow.
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Ah, yeah, I just read that as well. I expected Last Resort to be canceled, but doing it while a bunch of crappier shows are being given full seasons is disturbing.
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Partners: 7
Jersey: 11
Chicago Fire: -2
Total 16
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Arrrghhhhh this may have been my biggest mistake for my Dead Pool. I knew it would suck, but I figured CBS would wait longer than other networks (aside from the CW). Technically, they waited long enough... the other networks are just being lazy in regards to canceling.
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The show I almost swapped into my deadpool for The Mob Doctor, and then decided against it. Figures.
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The show was not the greatest but it was also not that bad either. I enjoyed some of the comedy despite diving into the stereotype bag a bit to many times. Mostly it was good for one liners and I think the big problem was a lack of any real story arc to get interested with. Brandon Routh was pretty good, though his character did seem to be getting more and more Clark Kent like in his lines and personality.
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Bummer!! I love this show!!! I missed seeing David Krumholtz on Numb3rs and I've been a perpetual state of mourning since One Tree Hill ended. I love the cast. They are all great together! I will miss Partners!!!!!!!
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About flaming time! I was really starting to get worried about my deadpool list!
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FINALLY a cancellation!
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Another 7 points to my (so far) perfect Dead pool score ! It took a little longer than expected but at last it happened.
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I'm sad to see it go. I know it wasn't the greatest comedy, but it was enjoyable to watch. I hope David Krumholtz gets in another try at a series, preferably in a drama (with some comedy in it too), like "Numbers" was. He's such a great actor.
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I'll miss it. I liked it. It actually got laughs from me. Which is more than I can say for Big Bang Theory at the moment. It wasn't the best or the most original, but it wasn't as horrible as people made it out to be either. Or maybe my taste in comedy just does not include Modern Family or New Girl (vomit!!!)
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Someone who doesn't think Modern Family is funny? I thought I was the only one. :) Yay!
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I've watched several episodes of Modern Family, and it's not funny. Now Partners was hilarious! Ep. 2 was the funniest half hour I've seen in ages. Loved the show.
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I actually enjoyed this shows. Vastly superior to the other new gay comedy: The New Normal.
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They both suck!!!
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No!!!
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Yes!!!
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Balance so far:
Made in Jersey: +11
Animal Practice +8
Partners +7
Beauty&Beast: -2 (Dog damn it, CW!)

Now I'm just waiting for my fifth pick The Mob Doctor to be euthanized too. This year has gone much better in terms of predictions than last year, despite a smaller number of shows being cancelled. It really paid off to look at the early ratings, reviews and networks' past behaviour, instead of just picking which shows I personally felt might not do well.
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Well done. Now why did I pick Malibu Country instead of Animal Practice?
I think The mob doctor was already absent from the early 2013 schedule when the schedule was released. Does that count as a cancellation? I guess not, but if it never comes back (and we all know that it won't), then maybe the day the schedule came out should count as the cancellation date.
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O_O! Wow....you're doing amazingly well. I only got Made in Jersey correct on my list.
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Haha! I know! I read that hilarious comment and thought I would make a play off of it in reference to Taccado's impressive score.

But I also think TV.com should totally do that next year!
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@FringeFanatic, when they announced that Guys With Kids got more episodes (smashing the final nail into my Dead Pool's coffin), I actually suggested we do a Zombie Pool next year, wherein we predict which shows SHOULD be canceled by any form of logic, yet somehow manage to survive.
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Taccado is killing it! He's like the Rick Grimes of this years Zombie Undead Pool, firmly implanting his machete into the skulls of these goddamn abominations.
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noooooooooo i loved this show
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Kind of disappointed. The show was growing on me, and at least it's better than repeats... Could've at least given it a full half season.
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Yay!. But it's been so long since I submitted my dead pool I can't remember if this was one of my pics. Now, to try and find it....lol
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It was okay, the best thing was Sophia Bush, she is lovel.
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I watched it for Sophia Bush. It wasn't funny, however the last episode made me laugh a few times. I was very shocked. I hope she gets another show.
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I did watch this show, but only because I had a half-hour to kill between HIMYM and 2 Broke Girls. It had some snappy one-liners that I kinda liked. But if it has to go, it has to go. Nothing big lost really. Now when is NBC going to cancel Revolution?
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yesss how many dead pool points is this?
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FINALLY!!!! I thought I they were never gonna concel anything, never mind give me some points :D
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Finally, some Dead Pool points!!!
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I'm sorry but I'm sick of the Michael Urie love. He was without a doubt the worst part of the show and it had nothing to do with the writing and everything to do with his acting. Sophia Bush and David Krumholtz were infinitely better.
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wtf's a dead pool list?
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