USA Network's Legal Comedy Benched Gets Premiere Date — Watch First Clip

Benched Premiere Date

Think you‘ve got a case of the Mondays? Just wait until you watch this first look at USA Network’s new comedy Benched, premiering Oct. 28 at 10:30/9:30c.

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Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe stars as Nina Whitley, a corporate lawyer who loses everything — her shot at making partner, her sanity, etc. — and is forced to seek employment at the Public Defender’s office. (Gross, right?)

Benched also stars Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Maria Bamford (Adventure Time), Jolene Purdy (Under the Dome) and Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva).

Hit PLAY on the preview clip below, then drop a comment: Will you be watching Benched next month?

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  1. Ray says:

    Eliza Coupe is great, but there has never been a show on USA I’ve wanted to watch. Ever.

  2. Mary Kate says:

    Looks funny!

  3. Rovonne says:

    That was so great! I’ve missed seeing Eliza. RIP Happy Endings. I’m so looking forward to this show.

  4. Scott says:

    I’ll check it out. I’ve enjoyed USA’s two other comedies Sirens, and Playing House. By the way, what’s the deal on the renewal or cancellation on Playing House? I hope that it’s the former.

  5. torimelching says:

    Looks great. Although it will make me remember that Happy Endings and Better Off Ted are no longer on the air. At least I can watch those anytime I want. :)

  6. bar says:

    “Oh this could be funny.” “Happy Ending’s E…” NOPE.

  7. HAP says:

    Big fan of both Coupe and Harrington, but not sure if I’ll watch. As I understand that abomination known as Chrisley air before benched.

  8. Ron says:

    I’m still bitter about the cancellation of Happy Endings, but I’ll watch Eliza in just about anything. So I’ll definitely check this out. And, I got a few really good, legitimate laughs from the 4 minute preview above, so I’m quite hopeful!

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Eliza’s new show finally have a premiere date. She was great on Happy Endings. Clip of show looks good. Can’t wait to see it!

  10. Yay says:

    This clip was hilarious!!!! I love her. Cannot wait to watch!

  11. Steven says:

    They should have just picked up Happy Endings.

  12. schu says:

    Looks like a great vehicle for her to show her comedic chops! Will definitely tune in! Hope if it sticks around they make some Happy Endings cast cameos :)

  13. Dr. M says:

    Wow, they call that comedy? Pass.

  14. I’m so like…Wow, haven’t seen this much comedy since I love Lucy, this will be the most titillating (with a capital T) show on TV, I will be in my boxers watching it.

  15. Angela Floyd says:

    Hilarious, I will definitely watch!!

  16. Jance says:

    Don’t curse! Really? I wont be watching. I like comedy but do not like the foul language and hand gestures. Good, clean comedy is just as funny without all that.

  17. Margie says:

    Super funny!!! I’ve seen the trailer again and again! I’ll be waiting to watch Benched next October 28th.

  18. Lydette says:

    I’ve been seeing the ads…looks funny. We plan to try it out.