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Benched First Look: Eliza Coupe Breaks Down Her Twisted New Legal Comedy

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When it comes to Nina Whitley, the manic lawyer at the forefront of USA Network’s upcoming comedy Benched, there’s only one way to truly describe her: She’s “like one of the ‘before’ women in a tampon commercial.”

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That gem of an analysis comes from TVLine’s exclusive first look at former Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe‘s new series, premiering Oct. 28 at 10:30/9:30c.

Sure, Nina’s a little spastic at times — like when she curses out a locked door, or when she threatens to gut someone like a fish and use their skin as a shower curtain — but aren’t we all works in progress?

You know what, it’s probably just best if Coupe explains the series herself. So hit PLAY on the preview video below, then drop a comment: Will you be watching Benched next month?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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12 Comments
  1. torimelching says:

    Looks very funny. Also can’t wait for Sirens and the end of White Collar.

  2. Tran says:

    I enjoy Eliza Coupe when she was on Happy Endings.

  3. GeoDiva says:

    I’ll tune in!

  4. scooter says:

    Yay. I love her. Plus the Better off Ted guy is coming back. Love him too.

  5. Comedy fan says:

    This actually looks good

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Eliza’s new show looks good & funny. Can’t wait to check it out next month!

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  8. acurat says:

    Too bad Bad Judge does not have these writers It actually looks funny. I gave up cable earlier this year, so I am stuck with Bad Judge and will miss this show. Maybe Netflix will get it eventually.

  9. McLovin says:

    I’ll be watching Benched, and the only reason I will is Eliza Coupe. She’s fantastic!

    I’ll also start watching Marry Me just because of the actress that played Penny.

  10. TGB says:

    Absofreakinlutely. Saw the pilot already and it’s hilarious. The entire meltdown was terrific, especially the whole elevator thing. Can’t wait for the rest.

    Booyahkasha!

  11. Pat Pohorence says:

    I think Eliza Coupe is a talented actress, and am looking forward to a lot of laughs watching Benched.