Partners
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GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Theme music composerJared Gutstadt
Opening theme"Mama Said She Didn't Raise No Fool" by Jingle Punks
ComposerBennett Salvay
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Robert L. Boyett
  • Brian Sher
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Martin Lawrence
  • Michael Green
  • Robert Horn
  • Sam Maydew
  • Stella Bulochnikov
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
DistributorDebmar-Mercury
Release
Original networkFX
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 4 (2014-08-04) –
September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)

Partners is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence that aired on FX. The show centers on two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who develop a partnership after they unexpectedly meet in court on the worst day of their lives.[1][2] This was Lawrence's first TV series since his eponymous Fox series ended its five-season run in 1997.[3]

FX ordered 10 episodes of the sitcom and, if the series had done well over its first 10-episode run, the network would have ordered an additional 90 episodes.[2] The sitcom premiered on August 4, 2014, and was not renewed after its one season.

Cast

Production

It was announced that the series would be filmed in Los Angeles.[5] The original working titles were The Partnership and Braddock & Jackson.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"They Come Together"Kelsey GrammerRobert L. Boyett & Robert HornAugust 4, 2014 (2014-08-04)10031.12[6]
2"Let's Have a Simple Gwedding"Joe RegalbutoRobert HornAugust 4, 2014 (2014-08-04)10061.01[7]
3"Another Man's Wingtips"Joe RegalbutoBob Keyes & Doug KeyesAugust 11, 2014 (2014-08-11)10070.862[8]
4"Who's Your Mama?"Steve ZuckermanJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanAugust 11, 2014 (2014-08-11)10040.669[9]
5"Jurist Prudence"Steve ZuckermanWarren HutchersonAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)10050.446[10]
6"Paralegal Activity"Rich CorrellDavid LoveAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)10020.384[10]
7"The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly"Rich CorrellAllan RiceAugust 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)10010.648[11]
8"The Law School Reunion"Kelsey GrammerDavid ArnoldAugust 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)10100.555[11]
9"Doug Day Afternoon"Rich CorrellLarry Mintz & Bob GriffardSeptember 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)10080.779[12]
10"How to Get a Head in Advertising"Rich CorrellLes FiresteinSeptember 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)10090.749[12]

References

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 16, 2013). "Telma Hopkins Set as Martin Lawrence's Mother in FX Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 19, 2013). "FX Picks Up 10/90 Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Comedy From Debmar-Mercury". Deadline. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "FX Orders Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Sitcom". 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ Gioia, Michael (January 7, 2014). "Rory O'Malley, Kelsey and Martin Lawrence Will Star in FX Comedy Series "Braddock & Jackson"". Playbill. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Gomez, Luis (February 6, 2014). "Chicago-based FX comedy starring Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence to film in...LA". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 5, 2014). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Raw' Wins Night, 'Street Outlaws', 'Hit The Floor', 'Major Crimes', 'Teen Wolf' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Kissell, Rick (August 5, 2014). "FX's Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Comedy 'Partners' Opens to OK Ratings". Variety. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 12, 2014). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta' Tops Night + 'Jaws Strikes Back', 'Monster Hammerhead' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 13, 2014). "Monday cable finals (Live plus Same Day): 8/11/14". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 19, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals - 8/18/14". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 26, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 8.25.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 3, 2014). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 9.1.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2016.