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Partners: FX Comedy Likely to Be Cancelled

Partners TV show on FX; cancelled?In the past, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence have both had successful sitcoms that ran for many years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the duo’s new FX sitcom, Partners, has much of a future. It’s very likely to be cancelled.

On Partners, a snobby lawyer (Grammer) and an overly ethics-driven lawyer (Lawrence) become partners and end up helping each other get their lives in order. The rest of the cast includes McKaley Miller, Telma Hopkins, Danièle Watts, Rory O’Malley, and Edi Patterson.

As you may recall, FX made a 10/90 deal for Partners with Lionsgate TV and Debmar-Mercury. If the sitcom’s first 10 episodes reached a certain ratings threshold then the cable channel was obligated to order 90 episodes for season two — assuring the studios would have enough episodes for a (potentially very lucrative) syndication package.

Charlie Sheen’s sitcom, Anger Management, has a similar deal and this week, the 67th and 68th episodes of that sitcom’s 90 installment second season aired. George Lopez’s Saint George comedy also had a 10/90 deal but drew poor ratings and it was cancelled.

Deadline reports that it’s highly unlikely for Partners to go past a single season and it’s easy to see why. The ratings have been absolutely dismal. This week’s pair of episodes averaged a 0.12 rating in the demo and a mere 415,000 viewers — far lower than Saint George ever dipped.

Supposedly, FX hasn’t reached a decision yet but, unless there’s some sort of miraculous turnaround, it seems like Partners is already doomed to be cancelled.

What do you think? Do you like Partners? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a super-sized second season?

 

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charles October 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

yes, do not cancel the partners show! both comedians are funny. the more episodes the the better the screen chemistry will be! keep this show on the air!!

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Heather September 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

They make a great comedic team. Please do not cancel this show.

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justin September 30, 2014 at 6:43 am

The show is terrible.

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hsmith September 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Huge fan of BOTH Grammer and Lawrence. Im fan of Grammer from his Frasier days and who doesnt like Lawrence? ? I admit the show seemed weird at first, but they actually make a funny team! I very mugh look forward to tuning into watchis and am sad that my DVR isn’t showing any upcoming episodes. PLZ don’t cancel :-(

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Donna September 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

This is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long long time, please do not cancel

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Teresa September 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

please do not cancel Partners. I love Kelsey Grammar and love seeing him back in comedy.

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J September 26, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Very funny. I do not want to see that it’s cancelled. I wondered why it wasn’t coming up on my dor.

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Rose Francis September 26, 2014 at 2:07 am

Please do not cancel Partners. It’s a really funny show and deserves a chances. Rhonda Kramer is right, advertisement is key with these shows. I didn’t hear anything about it, I just happened to be channel surfing one night and ran across it. Each week was funnier than the last. Keep it on. Love Martin and Kelsey.

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Denise A. September 26, 2014 at 12:50 am

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL PARTNERS! The show is hilarious

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Donna September 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Its a great show! Really Funny! I never miss it!

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Lisa M. September 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Please DO NOT CANCEL !! I find this show to be very entertaining. The principals have great chemistry. I’m glad I stumbled upon it on Xfinity-on-Demand. Please invest in advertisement.

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Dan September 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm

What a great show. Maybe if you have advertised it just a little the show would have had better ratings. Please give it another year.

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Stan K September 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

do not cancel

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Rhonda Kramer September 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

I think it should be picked up for a second season and maybe a little more advertisement it is hilarious.

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Jhen September 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

PLEASE renew ‘Partners’! The writing is hilarious and the chemistry of the cast was just starting to gel the last few episodes. But get rid of Daniele Watts.

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