CBS’ only new fall comedy comes from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Matt Mutchnick, which follows a straight guy and a gay guy who’ve known each other their whole lives, and who are currently business partners who seem like their in a marriage together. Not really a bad premise, but its been done before… on Will & Grace.
When you see the clip for this series, its like Will & Grace 2.0. Some might think that’s not a bad thing, but being a huge fan of Will & Grace, I don’t want to see the concept be done again with different actors.
David Krumholtz (CBS’ Numb3rs) and Micheal Urie (ABC’s Ugly Betty) star in this comedy that mimic the lives of the creators of the show. Their longtime bromance gets tested when Joe (Krumholtz) decides to propose to his girlfriend Ali (One Tree Hill‘s Sophia Bush), and Louis (Urie) has to deal with the fact that he isn’t the only one in Joe’s life anymore. Brandon Routh also stars as Louis’ boyfriend, Wyatt.
The only thing I think this show has going for it is its great cast, but I just can’t get past the similarities to Will & Grace. Krumholtz is the straight version of Will, Urie is Jack – but he actually has his life together, Bush is a new version of Grace, and there’s even a Karen-type character, played by Tracy Vilar. Viewers will instantly pick up on these unsubtle connections when the show airs. The big question is will viewers embrace it, or instantly reject it? Let’s just hope this show can differentiate itself Will & Grace as the show continues.
Partners will air Mondays at 830p.m. this fall on CBS