CBS Pulls the Plug on Comedy Series Deadline
CBS has made the decision to cancel a comedy series, Deadline.com reports. The show, which has been airing since Sept. 24, is “Partners.”
The decision comes after the sitcom sank to an all-time low Monday night, with a 1.8 average rating in the 18-49 demo. The series, which stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie, has been a ratings low point in the network’s Monday lineup, where it has been a lead-in to “2 Broke Girls” -- possibly to the detriment of that show, the report notes.
CBS announced that it will insert a repeat of “Two and a Half Men” into the “Partners” slot next Monday at 8:30 p.m. -- a symbolic return to Mondays for “Men,” which ran on that night for nine seasons, the story notes.
"Partners" was the only new comedy CBS introduced this fall, the report notes. The show tells the story of two life-long friends, one gay and one straight, who are business partners. It was the brainchild of real-life buddies David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, who based the show on their friendship.