Scoop: David Krumholtz Eyes Lead Role Opposite Michael Urie in CBS Comedy Pilot Partners

David Krumholtz PartnersDavid Krumholtz is nearing a deal to play the literal straight man opposite Michael Urie in Partners, CBS’ comedy pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

Partners follows two architects — Charlie (Krumholtz) 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. Erstwhile Man of Steel Brandon Routh costars as Louis’ boyfriend.

The project, which brings Krumholtz back into the CBS fold for the first time since his Numb3rs days (he’s even playing another Charlie!), is based on Kohan and Mutchnick’s own relationship.

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19 Comments
  1. sasha says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO him & Sophia in couple in comedy, no way!
    The cast with Urie with Sophia was great then Brandon Routh ugh and now him, I don’t see him as Sophia’s character boyfriend!

  2. Leah says:

    Michael Uri and Bernard the Elf, I’ll watch! The only thing that could make this show better would be Becki Newton!

  3. Meg says:

    I second sacha… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is a horrible casting choice!

  4. Maggie says:

    definitely a case of trying to marry up, not sure if I get this casting choice…

  5. Nicole says:

    Wow – what did Krumholtz ever do to the people freaking out about this? Anyway, love the casting a lot. I’d definitely watch.

  6. Sarah says:

    I wasn’t even interested in this show at all until now. I love David Krumholtz!

  7. misha says:

    Like him in numbers but don’t see him in a comedy and in couple with Sophia! Seems more old than her

  8. Prue says:

    Don’t like him. Find someone hotter.

  9. Michael says:

    Wasn’t there a similar show with the exact same premise a few years back, starring Jon Cryer?

  10. Lisa says:

    misha – David Krumholtz has done tons of comedy. Prior to Numb3rs, that was his primary thing, even way back to the movies Life with Mikey and Addams Family Values, which he did as a kid. He still pops up in Judd Apatow comedies from time to time.

    As for his pairing with Sophia – at first it may seem a little odd, but have you seen Krumholtz’s real-life wife? IMDB Vanessa Britting – she’s gorgeous. There’s really nothing unusual about the pairing; it’s a lot like real life.

  11. Nicole says:

    Dude, Krumholtz is sexy. He’s not a CW mannequin, but he’s attractive, plus funny and smart. Didn’t any of you see the episode of Freaks and Geeks when he came home from college and Lindsay was all gaga over him? Lindsay Weir knew what was up.

  12. bad choice says:

    NO! I have been pretty happy with the cast so far. I don’t want to see this guy in every episode and he is not hot enough for Sophia. ugh

  13. seb says:

    doesnt it sound like theyve just taken the plot of will & grace except grace is a dude.

  14. The Squatch says:

    This story just reminded me how much I miss Numb3rs…

  15. Ella says:

    Bwahahahaha! The Sophia fans are all, find someone hotter! UGH, grow up children.

  16. Cindy says:

    Those complaining about David Krumholtz’s looks haven’t really watched him!Those lips and eyes are downright lethal! He’s been one of today’s most underrated actors!

    • Angela says:

      Haha. Have to agree about the mouth and eyes. Watched the entire series of Numb3rs recently and barely know what the rest of his face looks like. XD

  17. Sam says:

    I wished Brandon was playing Sophia’s boyfriend, I hope this guy doesn’t get the part.

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