FX “Partners” with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence

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In the new FX comedy series Partners, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet on their worst day. Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is going through a heartbreaking divorce, while Allen Braddock (Grammer) just got fired from his father’s firm. After fate brings them together, they form a friendship and start their own storefront law firm.

Two comic heavyweights team up in the new FX comedy Partners, with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence playing down-on-their-luck lawyers who are brought together by fate and become cohorts. If the law firm of Grammer & Lawrence seems like an odd pairing, well, that’s the idea. “Both of the guys have really stretched and moved into new territory, and they’re loving it,” says Bob Boyett, who writes and executive produces the show with Robert Horn. “Their chemistry is really quite unexpected, and quite wonderful,” Horn adds. “They have two very different styles and approaches to comedy, and they mesh really well together.” Back-to-back episodes air Mondays for five weeks beginning Aug. 4 at 9pm ET/PT, and if Partners reaches a certain ratings threshold, FX will order an additional 90 episodes.

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