Partners (2014 TV series)

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Partners
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Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Theme music composer Jared Gutstadt
Opening theme "Mama Said She Didn't Raise No Fool" by Jingle Punks
Composer(s) Bennett Salvay
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Robert L. Boyett
  • Brian Sher
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Martin Lawrence
  • Michael Green
  • Robert Horn
  • Sam Maydew
  • Stella Bulochnikov
Camera setup Multiple-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Debmar-Mercury
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original run August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) – present
External links
Website

Partners is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence on FX. The show is set as 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]

FX has ordered 10 episodes of the sitcom and, if the series does well over its first 10-episode run, the network will order an additional 90 episodes.[2] The sitcom premiered on August 4, 2014, and will air two back-to-back episodes for five consecutive weeks.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Kelsey Grammer as Allen Braddock: a hotshot lawyer fired from his own father's firm
  • Martin Lawrence as Marcus Jackson: a community activist going through a divorce
  • Rory O'Malley as Michael: Marcus's ambivalent gay assistant[4]
  • Edi Patterson as Veronica: investigator for Allen and Marcus's law firm
  • Telma Hopkins as Ruth Jackson: Marcus's mother
  • Danièle Watts as Laura Jackson: Marcus's daughter
  • McKaley Miller as Lizzie Braddock: Allen's step-daughter

Production[edit]

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

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "They Come Together" Kelsey Grammer Robert L. Boyett & Robert Horn August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) 1003 1.12[6]
2 "Let's Have a Simple Gwedding" Joe Regalbuto Robert Horn August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) 1006 1.01[7]
3 "Another Man's Wingtips" Joe Regalbuto Bob Keyes & Doug Keyes August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) 1007 0.86[8]
4 "Who's Your Mama?" Steve Zuckerman Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) 1004 0.70[9]
5 "Jurist Prudence"[10] Steve Zuckerman Warren Hutcherson August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 1005 0.45[11]
6 "Paralegal Activity"[12] Rich Correll David Love August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 1002 0.38[13]
7 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly"[14] Rich Correll Allan Rice August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) 1001
8 "The Law School Reunion"[15] Kelsey Grammer David Arnold August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) 1010
9 "Doug Day Afternoon"[16] Rich Correll Larry Mintz & Bob Griffard September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) 1008
10 "How to Get a Head in Advertising"[17] Rich Correll Les Firestein September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) 1009

References[edit]

  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 Sets August Premiere Date for Martin Lawrence, Kelsey Grammer Comedy". Variety. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gioia, Michael (January 7, 2014). "Rory O'Malley, Kelsey and Martin Lawrence Will Star in FX Comedy Series "Braddock & Jackson"". Playbill. 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. 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. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/partners-season-one-ratings-33429/
  10. ^ "(#1005) "Jurist Prudence"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/partners-season-one-ratings-33429/
  12. ^ "(#1002) "Paralegal Activity"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/partners-season-one-ratings-33429/
  14. ^ "(#1001) "The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "(#1010) "The Law School Reunion"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ "(#1008) "Doug Day Afternoon"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ "(#1009) "How To Get A Head in Advertising"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 

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