Michael Urie thinks his gay part in the upcoming CBS sitcom Partners is better than the straight role.

The 32-year-old Urie (Ugly Betty) will play Louis, whose friendship with business partner Joe (David Krumholt) is tested when Louis gets a new boyfriend (Brandon Routh) and Joe gets engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush). The series from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick has been 4 years in development and was inspired by their lifelong friendship and business relationship.

In an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, Urie, who is openly gay, said he had been advised not to take another gay role for fear of being typecast. But Urie countered that the role was too good pass on.

“Everyone was telling me, 'Don't do any more gay men,'” Urie said. “But it's not like they're banging down my door wanting me to play the straight parts.”

“Why would I want to play the straight guy in this? The gay guy is way better, it's just a way better part.”

Partners premieres Monday, September 24.