SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh is set to go gay as actor Michael Urie's boyfriend in a new U.S. TV pilot.
Partners will star Urie as a former alcoholic model pursuing a new career as a nurse - and Routh will play his lover.
It won't be Routh's first time working with show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan - he made a guest appearance on their hit sitcom Will & Grace in 2004.
The comedy is due to air later this year (12), according to blogger Perez Hilton.