Partners (1995 TV series)

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Partners tv guide poster.png
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jeff Greenstein
Jeff Strauss
Written by Adam Belanoff
Oliver Goldstick
Jeff Greenstein
Bernadette Luckett
Ari Posner
Eric Preven
Paul Redford
Jeff Strauss
Directed by James Burrows
Ellen Gittelsohn
Paul Lazarus
Max Tash
Starring Jon Cryer
Tate Donovan
Maria Pitillo
Composer(s) David A. King
Julie Ritter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Executive producer(s) Jeff Greenstein
Jeff Strauss
Producer(s) Adam Belanoff
Jay Kleckner
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jeff & Jeff Productions
Universal Television
Original network Fox
Original release September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11) – April 1, 1996 (1996-04-01)

Partners is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from 1995 to 1996.


The series centered a pair of young architects, Bob (Jon Cryer) and Owen (Tate Donovan), and Owen's fiancée Alicia (Maria Pitillo). Much of the show's humor derived from Bob's lack of success with women and his competition with Alicia for Owen's attention. The series was canceled after 22 episodes.

About The Production[edit]

Cast and Crew, Partners 1996

"I've developed many television series during my career, but only a handful hold a special place. The first one to leave a major imprint on my heart was a sitcom called Partners. It was the result of my first development season as a newly minted senior executive in charge of comedy at Universal. I remember receiving the first draft of the pilot. I was battle weary after a long day, but I couldn't wait to read the script. I drew a steaming bath, and settled in. The hot temperature didn't stop me from getting goosebumps. I immediately recognized how good it was -- the humor was smart, and the series had a strong point of view. I was certain the network would agree. A stellar cast, and a renown[sic] director were hired. The pilot lead to a celebratory upfront in NY, and an expanding family of talented writers and guest cast were assembled to produce the series. Every week, I looked forward to tape night, but as the season progressed it was evident we had a Must See TV series on the wrong network. I literally got sick when we didn't get a second season renewal. I was crushed to realize that sometimes doing your best isn't good enough. It was my first heartbreak as an executive, my innocence shattered." - Maria Grasso [1]


Actor Role
Jon Cryer Bob
Tate Donovan Owen
Maria Pitillo Alicia Sundergard
Catherine Lloyd Burns Heather Pond
Corinne Bohrer Lolie

Guest stars[edit]

Guest stars included:


The ninth episode, "City Hall", crossed over with another Fox series, Ned & Stacey, when Debra Messing and Thomas Haden Church appeared as their characters in the episode.

External Photo Gallery[edit]

Partners Cast and Crew (1996)

Publicity Still (Tate Donovan, Maria Pitillo, Jon Cryer)

Autographed Publicity Still (Tate Donovan, Maria Pitillo, Jon Cryer)

Partners (TV Guide Sept 16, 1995)

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 Pilot September 11, 1995
2 "A Dress?" September 18, 1995
3 "Who's Janet?" September 25, 1995
4 "Primo?" October 2, 1995
5 "Why Are the Blumenthals Living in My House?" October 9, 1995
6 "Sexiversary" October 16, 1995
7 "Who's Afraid of Ron and Cindy Wolfe?" October 23, 1995
8 "Who Are You Supposed to Be?" October 30, 1995
9 "City Hall" November 13, 1995
10 "How Long Does It Take to Cook a 22-Pound Turkey?" November 20, 1995
11 "Do We Have to Write You a Check?" December 4, 1995
12 "Fourteen Minutes?" December 11, 1995
13 "The Year of Bob?" January 1, 1996
14 "Your Babysitter?" January 8, 1996
15 "How Was Your Date with Dad?" January 15, 1996
16 "May I Call You Dick?" January 22, 1996
17 "Follow the Clams?" February 12, 1996
18 "Can We Keep Her, Dad?" February 19, 1996
19 "Hello? Harmless?" March 4, 1996
20 "Soup or a Movie?" March 11, 1996
21 "You Quit?" March 18, 1996
22 "Will You Marry Me?" April 1, 1996

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