USA Network Picks Up Eliza Coupe-Jay Harrington Courtroom Comedy Benched

Benched USA Network Eliza Coupe Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe is guilty of… having a brand new TV series!

USA Network has handed a 12-episode series order to Benched, a half-hour, single-cam comedy starring Coupe as a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender.

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Better Off Ted‘s Jay Harrington co-stars as Nina’s new colleague, Phil, a tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.

Trophy Wife‘s Michaela Watkins penned the script with Damon Jones (Halfway Home) and both will serve as EPs alongside John Enbom (Party Down),  Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) and Andrea Shay (Family Tools).