And so the fall TV season officially begins tonight — with a bit of a whimper in the new (though it already feels a bit musty) CBS sitcom Partners (8:30/7:30c). Remember how groundbreaking Will & Grace was back in the day? Also how hilarious it was?
"I think we just need to accept the fact that there are four people at this table, but three couples."
So says Ali (Sophia Bush), summing up Partners' premise in the pilot.
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Premiering Monday (8:30/7:30c, CBS), the comedy is David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's semi-autobiographical, bromantic spin on their
What are friends for?
Almost breaking up your BFF's barely-day-old engagement — if you're Partners' Louis (Michael Urie).
The new CBS comedy, from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, is about lifelong pals ...
Now that Neal (Matt Bomer) is back from his island excursion on White Collar, another familiar face is returning. But this time around, Sara Ellis might have different intentions.
"Am I coming back to be a pain in his a--? I legitimately don't know," Hilarie Burton tells TVGuide.com. "Sara doesn't let a lot of people in and she has let Neal in on some secrets. So whether that makes her resent him for running away or it endears him to her and lets her understand why he's done the things he's done remains to be seen."
Whenever CBS unveils a new fall schedule, it's like watching an impressive round of chess, as powerful pieces (of programming) are moved strategically around the board (the prime-time line-up), operating from a position of strength to shore up weak spots and holes on the schedule, proving that an aggressive offense is a great defense against stagnation and decline.