TV MADNESS #17: PARTNERS

There has been a huge amount of controversy surrounding “The New Normal” over on NBC. Utah is refusing to air the series about a gay couple seeking surrogacy. But after “Partners” what is the Right Wing really up in arms about?

CBS’s newest comedy features Joe, a straight guy (David Krumholtz) and Louis, a gay guy (Michael Urie) as partners in a law firm.

They have been best friends since childhood and Joe is about to propose to his girlfriend, Allie (Sophia Bush).

Louis is in a relationship of his own with Wyatt (Brandon Routh). So why is Louis more excited about the engagement than Joe?

There are plenty of gay sitcoms debuting all over the television network spectrum.

So not sure what all the fuss is Utah!

This one is created by the same people who brought us the long running hit “Will & Grace”. There are some really clever jokes and the cast is really top notch but something just isn’t right here.

“Partners” is done in the really old mold of situation comedies with an extremely annoying overwhelming laugh track.

It has veteran sitcom director James Burrows at the helm but even he seem hard up to pump some excitement into this show. That’s just it, this show is brilliant on paper but the final product is well boring, flat and its like they turned up the laugh track to overcome the flaws. I hope it will get better, but I doubt it.

GIVE IT: 4 episodes.

WATCH OR DVR: DVR

PILOT RATING:  1 out of 5

“PARTNERS” AIRS MONDAY NIGHTS ON CBS.

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