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Monday on Utah TV: These sitcom "Partners" disappoint

Published September 24, 2012 2:22 pm

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David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the creators of "Will & Grace," have come up with a new sitcom - Partners (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), which they claim is based on their own life. The fact that it seems a huge rip-off of the 1996 sitcom "Partners" is just a coincidence.

And, apparently, their lives are just filled with somewhat offensive stereotypes.

At any rate, this "Partners" is about longtime friends/business partners Joe (David Krumholtz, "Numb3rs") and Louis (Michael Urie, "Ugly Betty) - the former straight, the latter gay. In the premiere, Joe gets engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush. "One Tree Hill"), which changes the dynamic between him and Louis. Although Louis has a boyfriend, Wyatt (Brandon Routh, "Superman Returns").

There are some laughs in the pilot, and the cast is very likable. But Kohan and Mutchnick quickly run out of ideas - Episode 2 is a hot mess.

Elsewhere on TV ...

NFL (6:30 p.m., ESPN): Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Robin is freaking out over her impending marriage to Barney. (Season premiere)

Dancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Alleged "fan favorites" return to compete once again.

The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Auditions continue.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A divorce lawyer is murdered.

The L.A. Complex (7 and 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): There are cliffhangers galore in the season finale.

Warehouse 13 (7 and 9 p.m., Syfy): Brother Adrian sends deadly artifacts to the agents' loved ones.

Major Crimes (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): There are leaks about the team's investigation.

2 Broke Girls (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Max accompanies Caroline on a visit to her father (Steven Weber) in prison. (Season premiere)

The Mob Doctor (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Grace tries to diagnosis a dead mob boss' former rival.

Women's college soccer (8 p.m., Pac-12 Network-Mountain): BYU at Oregon

Mike and Molly (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mike returns from his honeymoon a changed man. (Season premiere)

Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team searches for Delano and Wo Fat. Season premiere)

Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Castle and Beckett don't have time to work out their relationship as the delve further into the murder of Beckett's mother. (Season premiere)

Revolution (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Miles and the others realize they need help, so they go in search of a rebel fighter.

American Masters (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Poet and novelist Carl Sandburg is profiled.

Switched at Birth (9 p.m., ABC Family): Kathryn devises a way to get Toby out of the house.