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Yvette Nicole Brown Benched

A Community star and two Saturday Night Live alums are getting Benched.

The upcoming USA Network comedy has cast Yvette Nicole Brown, Molly Shannon and Chris Parnell in guest-starring roles, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The single-cam laugher — penned by Trophy Wife‘s Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones (Halfway Home) — stars Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings) as Nina, a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and winds up working as a public defender.

Brown will portray a courthouse clerk who is a stickler for bureaucratic rules and regulations. Shannon will play a sexy and mature judge who walks the line between flirtatious and predatory, while Parnell will guest-star as a glad-handing public defender.

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* America’s Next Top Model will return for Season 21 on Friday, Aug. 22, at 9/8c on The CW. Additionally, the network announced that the IHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party will air July 9 at 8 pm, while The Young Hollywood Awards will be broadcast July 28 at 8 pm.

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* NCIS: Los Angeles star Barrett Foa once again will serve as the Tony Awards’ social media reporter, sharing behind-the-scenes content via his Twitter feed @BarrettFoa, during this Sunday’s telecast.

* Warner Horizon Television and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen are shopping the unscripted series I Slept With A Celebrity, in which two guests dish about hooking up with a famous person every week, our sister site Deadline reports.