CBS Cancels Partners

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The axe has come down on Partners.

The sitcom from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan - which centered around the friendship of one gay man and one heterosexual - never really found traction on Monday nights.

It regularly tied for third in its timeslot, averaging just 6.5 million total viewers per week.

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Partners follows Made in Jersey as the second new show to be canceled this fall by CBS.

Conversely, the network has picked up freshman hits Elementary and Vegas for a full season.

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    that is to bad i did like it. the show was just found it's footing then it got let go

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    inappropriate? What about the show Happy Endings where the gay character watches sports, drinks beers, is a little chunky, and is a real guy's guy and one of the straight guys is flamboyant, likes to get pampered, and is into homemaking activities. Is only the Happy Endings gay guy allowed to represent the gay community because he isn't flamboyant, and we now have a Senator that is gay? Your idea of what is supposed to be a proper representation of a gay American is disturbing, not the wonderfulness of the show Partners.

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    man that happened to not be "stereotypically" (as you might say) gay. He was reserved, did not know about pop culture, was not into fashion, and was somewhat of a handyman. Perhaps if you watched more than 18 minutes you would have understood the character and not written them off as a stereotypical gay show. And by the way, the show is semi-autobiographical. Are they not allowed to reflect the person in real life because it would be too gay? Just like straight woman and straight men, you have people - in real life - that do fit stereotypes or that do act a certain way other might find "obvious". But that's okay. You have to allow for every group's culture to brought into that character's background. The fact that you categorize it as a "farce" and he is "too precious to be believed" because he is "a comical gay man" is deeply disturbing to me. So for every gay man out there that found comfort, humor, reality, and understanding in him, you are saying that their lives are fantasy and inappropriate? What about the show Happy Endings where the gay character watches sports, drinks beers, is a little chunky, and is a real guy's guy and one of the straight guys is flamboyant, likes to get pampered, and is into homemaking activities. Is only the Happy Endings gay guy allowed to represent the gay community because he isn't flamboyant, and we now have a Senator that is gay? Your idea of what is supposed to be a proper representation of a gay American is disturbing, not the wonderfulness of the show Partners.

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    Sue Ann I STRONGLY disagree with your comment. You are trying so hard to be accepting and liberal that you are instead reflecting a very small-minded and ignorant view. Yes, the gay community has shown a lot of stength and fight and have ultimately made a lot of headway since the stonage times of forbidding civil liberties for gays. We are now seeing gay men and women on TV and they no longer have to be the "token gay guy/girl" (as someone else mentioned, Modern Family, Glee, Ugly Betty, Happy Endings, and a lot more). This is absolutely wonderful. HOWEVER, does that mean that a show cannot also portray a flamboyant character who also happens to be gay? The character on Partners was intelligent, funny, interesting, and with substance. He also happened to more a more flamboyant person. As a matter of fact, the character of Joe, the straight guy, was also (while not as flamboyant) certainly not a "masculine" guy. And contrastly, the other gay character of Wyatt on the show played a gay man that happened to not be "stereotypically" (as you might say) gay. He was reserved, did not know about pop culture, was not into fashion, and was somewhat of a handyman. Perhaps if you watched more than 18 minutes you would have understood the character and not written them off as a stereotypical gay show. And by the way, the show is semi-autobiographical. Are they not allowed to reflect the person in real life because it would be too gay? Just like straight woman and straight men, you have people - in real life - that do fit stereotypes or that do act a certain way other might find "obvious". But that's okay. You have to allow for every group's culture to brought into that character's background. The fact that you categorize it as a "farce" and he is "too precious to be believed" because he is "a comical gay man" is deeply disturbing to me. So for every gay man out there that found comfort, humor, reality, and understanding in him, you are saying that their lives are fantasy and inappropriate? What about the show Happy Endings where the gay character watches sports, drinks beers, is a little chunky, and is a real guy's guy and one of the straight guys is flamboyant, likes to get pampered, and is into homemaking activities. Is only the Happy Endings gay guy allowed to represent the gay community because he isn't flamboyant, and we now have a Senator that is gay? Your idea of what is supposed to be a proper representation of a gay American is disturbing, not the wonderfulness of the show Partners.

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    @ sue ann their are a lot of shows with gay chracters that are popular. Mondorn family, GLEE, and the new normal. So thats why I dissagree with your dumbass comment.

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    @ Daron About what, specifically?

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    @Sue Ann I stronglely disagree with you.

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    I really liked the show it was funny. This sucks!

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    Still disappointed it got canceled, even though it was predictable. I like the actors and would have hoped for a better fate for that show.

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    Michael Urie deserves a better show. That guy is way too funny and talented to be wasted on a show like Partners.




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