February 22, 2012 04:58 PM PST
Pilot Scoop: Brandon Routh Cast as Michael Urie's Boyfriend in CBS Comedy Partners
Erstwhile Man of Steel Brandon Routh is sweeping Ugly Betty‘s Michael Urie off his feet.
As first reported by Deadline.com, the Chuck baddie has been cast as the boyfriend of Urie’s character in Partners, CBS’ comedy pilot from from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.
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The sitcom revolves around lifelong friends and business partners —architects Charlie (not yet cast), who is straight, and Louis (Urie), who is gay. Routh will play Louis’ steady boyfriend, a former alcoholic model who’s now a sober, vegan nurse.
The cast also includes One Tree Hill‘s Sophia Bush as Charlie’s fiance Ali, Elizabeth Regen as the duo’s assistant, and Lucy Davis (the UK Office) as a colleague of Ali’s.