Both directed by James Burrows and both about …

CBS describes “Partners” as “two life-long best friends and business partners whose ‘bromance’ is tested when one of them is engaged to be married.” The lead characters (played by David Krumholtz andMichael Urie) are architects, and Krumholtz’s fiancee is named Ali. 

The 1995-96 comedy from FOX is described as “Best friends Bob and Owen work together as aspiring young architects on the rise, their relationship complicated by Owen’s recent engagement to Alicia.”

This is why we can’t have nice things.