CBS cancels freshman sitcom 'Partners'

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CBS has axed Partners, the latest comedy from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan that focused on the working partnership of one gay man and one heterosexual.

The comedy that starred Michael Urie and David Krumholtz has averaged a 2.4/6 in adults 18-49 and a mere 6.5 million viewers. It routinely ties for third in its time slot in the demo but comes in fourth in viewers. Repeats of the comedy will begin to air Monday. CBS, for now, is not confirming the show’s status.

Though those numbers are comparably low to some of CBS’ other comedies, Partners is certainly one of the highest-rated new show to be axed this season. (NBC’s Animal Practice was averaging a pitiful 1.5 rating while the CBS drama Made in Jersey went out only earning a 1.1). Partners’ ratings are even better than Ben & Kate, which, despite averaging around a 1.8 rating this season, has received a back six order from Fox.

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