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Partners
Character: Ali Landow
Created by: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
Directed by: James Burrows
Other cast: David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Brandon Routh
Premiere date: 24 Sep. 2012
Episodes: 13 (7 unaired)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Running time: 22 minutes

Partners is an American comedy series that aired on CBS from September 24 to November 12, 2012, on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m., following the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The series was created by Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who also served as the show's executive producers and it stars Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia, and Brandon Routh. The official premise of the show reads as: Although they could not be more different, Louis and Joe are lifelong friends and partners in an architecture firm. Their "bromance" is tested when Joe gets engaged to Ali and Louis is in a new relationship with Wyatt.

Episode Guide
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 “Pilot” James Burrows David Kohan & Max Mutchnick September 24, 2012 276057 6.56
Joe and Louis have been best friends since they were young kids and now work together at their own company. When Joe tells Louis he was given a relationship ultimatum by his current girlfriend, Ali, Louis convinces Joe to break up with her. However, Joe has a moment of enlightenment and ends up proposing to Ali. Later, Louis accidentally tells Ali about Joe’s original break up plan, and Louis then finds himself not only fixing his best friend’s relationship, but their friendship as well.
2 “Chicken & Stuffing” James Burrows David Kohan, Max Mutchnick & Jeff Astrof October 1, 2012 3X7853 5.76
Louis interferes when Joe confides that he and Ali have not had sex in over a week, encouraging her to take the initiative. He further interferes when he learns she has never cooked dinner for Joe, inducing her to make his zesty lemon chicken recipe. Although angered by Louis’s interference, Joe interferes himself by ordering a cake when Louis forgets Wyatt’s fifth “sober birthday”. The friends agree that each is good at taking care of the other.
3 “The Jeter Exception” James Burrows Jeff Astrof October 8, 2012 3X7854 5.71
Joe becomes upset when, after snooping through the belongings Ali is moving into his apartment, he discovers provocative photographs of her with baseball player Derek Jeter. Ali in turn is upset that Joe again violated her trust by confiding their personal business to Louis. He promises to stop doing so but falls into a trap Ali laid when she proves that he told Louis that she had had sex with Justin Timberlake. Meanwhile, a particularly vicious game of Celebrity leads Wyatt to feel insecure about his relationship with Louis. Louis promises to try to be less intense and competitive.
4 “The Key” James Burrows David Kohan & Max Mutchnick October 15, 2012 3X7852 6.08
Louis pretends to become vegan and a teetotaler for Wyatt. Louis walks in on Ali while she is changing her clothes in Joe’s apartment. Ali is furious that Louis has a key to Joe’s apartment but she does not. Joe gives Ali a key, but Ali wants Louis to give up his. When Joe asks Louis for the key, he refuses but later finds the lock changed. At dinner that night Louis returns everything Joe ever gave him. When the two find a childhood oath swearing eternal friendship, they make up. At the same time, Louis finds out that Wyatt knew all along that Louis was only pretending.
5 “2 Broke Guys” James Burrows David Kohan & Max Mutchnick November 5, 2012 3X7858 5.67
Joe and Louis struggle to gain a client. Meanwhile, Ali has Wyatt help with some remodeling at the shop. When they kiss, Joe gets upset because of Wyatt’s looks, but Ali claims that she feels nothing in the kiss.
6 “Temporary Insanity” James Burrows Jeff Astrof November 12, 2012 3X7859 5.48
Joe, at Louis’ initial insistence, hires Wyatt to be his personal assistant. Joe is surprising happy, but things don’t work out the way Louis wants. Meanwhile, Ali is trying to find a caterer for a party at her shop.
7 “My Best Friend’s Wedding Ring” James Burrows David Kohan & Max Mutchnick December 14, 2012 (South Africa) 3X7855 N/A
After Louis offers Joe his grandmother’s ring to give to Ali as her long-awaited engagement ring, he is shocked when a hurt Wyatt objects.
8 “Troubled Water” James Burrows Ilana Wernick & John Riggi December 21, 2012 (South Africa) 3X7856 N/A
Joe and Louis are contracted to design a house for a big shot in the music business.
9 “Pretty Funny” James Burrows David Kohan & Max Mutchnick December 28, 2012 (South Africa) 3X7857 N/A
Joe is torn as to where he and Ali should socialise when he realizes that he doesn’t fit in with her friends and she doesn’t fit in with Louis’
10 “Straight Man’s Best Friend” James Burrows Story by: Lester Lewis
Teleplay by: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
January 4, 2013 (South Africa) 3X7860 N/A
Joe tries to hide his new straight friend Russ from Louis
11 “The Archies” James Burrows Ilana Wernick January 11, 2013 (South Africa) 3X7861 N/A
Joe and Louis wait to find out if they are nominated for an “Archie” award.
12 “Two Nines and a Pair of Queens” James Burrows Jeff Astrof January 18, 2013 (South Africa) 3X7862 N/A
Joe and Louis argue about which one is the better looking of the pair. Meanwhile, Ali films a commercial for her store that will air in taxis and Wyatt has a problem with his new driver’s license.
13 “Sperm und Drang” James Burrows Jeff Astrof January 25, 2013 (South Africa) 3X7863 N/A
Ali gets a pregnancy scare, Louis decides to have a baby as well, Joe and Louis’ relationship is tested.
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