Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer starring on 'Partners' for FX
"Partners" is the story of two very different Chicago lawyers who meet unexpectedly in court during a time of personal crisis for each man. Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is a good-hearted guy and a community activist who also happens to be going through a heartbreaking divorce. Allen Braddock (Grammer), on the other hand, is a high-end, elitist lawyer who just got fired from his father's firm.
Since both men are desperate, they end up creating a partnership and friendship in which each forces the other to find a healthy balance between ethics and unscrupulous practices in personal and professional lives.
Also starring Telma Hopkins, Rory O'Malley, McKaley Miller, Edi Patterson and Daniele Watts, "Partners" will premiere Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. FX will air back-to-back episodes of the comedy for its first five weeks. If the ratings are there, 90 more episodes will follow.