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The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies

Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows? 

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Relax, NBC Comedy Fans, CBS’s Monday Night Sitcom Block’s Ratings Are Down Too

Just a few days after NBC’s Thursday night comedy block returned to less-than-stellar ratings, CBS’s Monday night sitcom bunch came back to a cold reception too. This was the first time the Monday block hasn’t included Two and a Half Men, which scored sky-high Nielsens in the 9pm timeslot for nearly a decade before CBS moved it to Thursdays for this season, so that may have something to do with the dip.

The season premiere of How I Met Your Mother received a 3.4, down significantly from the previous season’s 4.7 rating with adults 18-49, followed by new series Partners, which got a 2.4. 2 Broke Girls, [...]

Ummm, So, CBS Announces Their Fall Schedule

Not to be all like, "CBS's schedule – woof," but CBS's schedule – woof.  The "big news" is they moved Two And A Half Men to Thursday nights at 8:30 so you better start figuring out if you're going to watch it or Up All Night. Oh, you're just going to DVR 2.5 Men? And then you're going to light your DVR on fire? Well played. 2 Broke Girls moves to 9, making it harder to accidently watch after How I Met Your Mother. Partners, the show about a straight guy and a gay guy who are pals, is the only new comedy. Check out the schedule below and [...]

'Partners': The Post-Mortem

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder as our foreheads turn red from frequent smacks. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

If there ever was a sure thing in this world, it's that Partners was going to be a part of our lives for a very long time.

The lone new sitcom on CBS' 2012 fall lineup, Partners was on a highly rated Monday [...]

Let's Rank This Fall's New Comedies Based On Their Trailers And Who's Involved In Them

The first episode of a comedic television series is a good indicator for what the show can become. They are also almost always not particularly funny, needing to spend the majority of their time giving the viewer a tour of their expansive house that isn't completely constructed yet. On the other hand, we were bombarded with news from the upfronts about the new shows that are going to change the way we live and breathe, so it's only fair that we unfairly judge them based on three minutes of footage.

There are eight comedies premiering this fall on the four major networks. They are listed in order of how [...]

ABC and CBS Will Have New Comedies Too

Lost in all of the exciting new comedies melee, ABC and CBS announced some new shows as well. ABC will be bringing on four new comedies: Family Tools, The Neighbor, How to Live with Your Parents, and Malibu County. CBS is adding two: Partners and Friend Me. There is a show about Groupon!(?) And another where Reba McEntire again plays a character named Reba!(?) I won't lie, none of these six shows seem particularly interesting, depending on your feelings towards Sarah Chalke and Brad Garrett. They just feel like those forgettable sitcoms that only getting noticed if they do something offensive. You can read the loglines below. Do [...]

CBS Pulls the Plug on 'Partners'

Deadline reports that CBS is canceling its new Monday night sitcom Partners. The low-rated series, starring David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, and Brandon Routh, follows a pair architecture partners/best friends – one gay, one straight – and their significant others. In addition to not faring well in the Nielsen ratings, Partners, CBS's only new fall comedy, also scored low with critics. Deadline suspects that Partners' timeslot will be filled with CBS's old standby Rules of Engagement before the new comedy Friend Me makes its debut in the slot at midseason. Partners is the third sitcom cancellation of the season after NBC pulled both Animal Practice and the unaired Dane Cook vehicle [...]

Is CBS Recycling a 90s Fox Sitcom with 'Partners'?

Coming to Mondays at 8:30 on CBS this fall is Partners, a new sitcom from James Burrows that the network describes as being about "two life-long best friends and business partners whose 'bromance' is tested when one of them is engaged to be married."

Coming to Mondays at 8:30 on Fox in the fall of 1996 was Partners, an old sitcom from James Burrows that the network described as "Best friends Bob and Owen work together as aspiring young architects on the rise, their relationship complicated by Owen's recent engagement to Alicia."

OK then! So, what the hell is the deal here? TVbytheNumbers discovered the weird similarities between [...]