CBS's "Partners" made its debut Monday night, giving viewers a new sitcom with two best friends, one straight and one gay, and their daily lives and romantic mishaps. This idea should sound very familiar to several people it has been done before. "Will & Grace" creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan created "Partners" and serve as the executive producers.
So what's the big difference? Instead of the male and female leads, the best friends are both men. Sadly, they don't have the same spark that made "Will & Grace" stand out.
David Krumholtz ("Numb3rs") plays Joe and Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") plays Louis; two life-long friends and business partners in an architecture firm.
In the pilot episode, Joe proposes to his girlfriend Ali, played by Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill," "John Tucker Must Die"). Ali realizes that accepting the proposal also means inheriting a third wheel, which begins to test the "bromance" of Joe and Louis.