The 25 Worst TV Shows of 2012

18. Partners (CBS)

Stars: David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh

Some sitcoms are so bland that it's difficult to complain about them—if the producers can't bother to show creativity, why should haters waste mental power finding clever ways to destroy their series? Because it's fun to be mean, of course.

In the case of Partners, the butt of all insulting jokes should be the overall stock feeling. Its premise—two buddies working together and helping each other cope with annoying relationships—was only slightly less perfunctory than its nondescript stars (David Krumholtz and Michael Urie), who did little to enliven the ho-hum jokes and desperate plots.

In one episode, Krumholtz's character gets insanely jealous over his wife's attractions to Derek Jeter and Justin Timberlake. Pre-cancellation, it was only a matter of time until his love for Kate Upton powered an entire one-joke episode.

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