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 10 (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
Release
Original network FX
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original release August 4 (2014-08-04) – September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)
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 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.

Cast

  • 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[3]
  • 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

It was announced that the series would be filmed in Los Angeles.[4] The original working titles were The Partnership and Braddock & Jackson.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "They Come Together" Kelsey Grammer Robert L. Boyett & Robert Horn August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) 1003 1.12[5]
2 "Let's Have a Simple Gwedding" Joe Regalbuto Robert Horn August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) 1006 1.01[6]
3 "Another Man's Wingtips" Joe Regalbuto Bob Keyes & Doug Keyes August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) 1007 0.862[7]
4 "Who's Your Mama?" Steve Zuckerman Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) 1004 0.669[8]
5 "Jurist Prudence" Steve Zuckerman Warren Hutcherson August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 1005 0.446[9]
6 "Paralegal Activity" Rich Correll David Love August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 1002 0.384[9]
7 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly" Rich Correll Allan Rice August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) 1001 0.648[10]
8 "The Law School Reunion" Kelsey Grammer David Arnold August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) 1010 0.555[10]
9 "Doug Day Afternoon" Rich Correll Larry Mintz & Bob Griffard September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) 1008 0.779[11]
10 "How to Get a Head in Advertising" Rich Correll Les Firestein September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) 1009 0.749[11]

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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Andreeva, Nellie (June 19, 2013). "FX Picks Up 10/90 Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Comedy From Debmar-Mercury". Deadline. Retrieved May 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Gomez, Luis (February 6, 2014). "Chicago-based FX comedy starring Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence to film in...LA". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. Kissell, Rick (August 5, 2014). "FX's Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Comedy 'Partners' Opens to OK Ratings". Variety. Retrieved August 9, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 Metcalf, Mitch (August 19, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals - 8/18/14". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 30, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 Metcalf, Mitch (August 26, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 8.25.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 30, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 Metcalf, Mitch (September 3, 2014). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 9.1.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 30, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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