Scoop: Ugly Betty's Michael Urie to Star in CBS' Partners Pilot From Will & Grace Creators

Michael Urie PartnersThis is shaping up to be the Best. Pilot. Season. Ever.

Ugly Betty alum and Spoiler Alert! premiere guest Michael Urie has landed one of the male leads in Partners, the CBS comedy pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

Partners follows two architects — Charlie is straight, Louis (Urie) gay — whose friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend (One Tree Hill‘s Sophia Bush), Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.

The pilot is being directed by sitcom vet James Burrows.

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Urie is currently appearing opposite Nick Jonas in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also recently made his directorial debut in the indie He’s Way More Famous Than You.