Mondays, 8:30 p.m. on CBS
NBC has "The New Normal," and you could consider "Partners" the new normal-er.
The sitcom, about two lifelong friends, one gay and one straight, feels so old-fashioned, even a bit dated at times, that it's like an old friend. Old as in a little creaky with the occasional spark.
Joe (David Krumholtz) and Louis (Michael Urie) work together as architects. Joe's the straight one, a nerdy guy who has grown up and surprisingly ended up with a hot girlfriend Ali (Sophia Bush). Louis's boyfriend is Wyatt (Brandon Routh), who is a nurse and a bit vacant; Louis insists on telling people he's a doctor.