Episodes: 10 (half-hour)
TV show dates: August 5, 2014 — September 1, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence, McKaley Miller, Telma Hopkins, Danièle Watts, Rory O’Malley, and Edi Patterson.
TV show description:
This comedy series revolves around a high-end elitist lawyer and an ethics driven lawyer who end up being partners.
Allen Braddock (Kelsey Grammer) is the privileged upper-class heir to his father and grandfather’s elite law firm. He’s spent his entire life perfecting the art of being pretentious, self-centered and greedy without conscience. After his family fires him, Allen finds himself cut off financially and socially from prestigious lawyering, leaving him to face the consequences of his actions for the first time in his life.
He struggles with trying to communicate with his tough cookie step-daughter, Lizzie (McKaley Miller), and having a new law partner who seems to care more about people’s rights than money.
His new partner is Marcus Jackson (Martin Lawrence), a modest local man who got into law to help the community. He’s so involved in helping others that he tends to neglect his own needs. He does a lot of charity and pro-bono cases, but struggles to pay the bills.
After his ex-wife took everything, Marcus is finally, with the help of his new law partner, willing to pay more attention to himself and financial gain, without compromising his ethics.
Ruth Jackson (Telma Hopkins) is Marcus old-school and outspoken mother. Her favorite hobbies are gossiping, cooking and gossiping. Laura Jackson (Danièle Watts) is Marcus’ daughter. She’s a sweet college coed who’s a bit flighty, a little naive, and has never been accused of being a rocket scientist.
Marcus’ ambivalent assistant Michael (Rory O’Malley) never actually seems to do any work and likes to listen to himself talk. Taken under Marcus’ care when his father passed, Michael is like teflon. He’s quick with a joke and happy to point out the flaws in others but is secretly big-hearted and cherishes being a part of the Jackson family.
Outgoing, confident, and sexual, Veronica (Edi Patterson) is the law firm’s investigator. She’s completely uninhibited: always telling outlandish stories about the men she’s been with, and goes to any extreme to gather information for a case.
Episode #10 – How to get a head in Advertising
When Allen and Marcus decide to make a commercial for their practice, Allen’s inflated ego takes the helm and creates a disaster.
First aired: September 1, 2014
What do you think? Do you like the Partners TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?