USA Network has set its new half-hour single-camera comedy series Benched to premiere at 10:30 PM October 28 as part of its Tuesday night comedy block. The rollout starts with Modern Family from 8-10 PM followed by reality show Chrisley Knows Best at 10. Benched stars Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe as a high-powered corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion\ and finds herself working in the rough-and-tumble world of public defenders. Oscar Nunez (The Office), Maria Bamford (Adventure Time), Jolene Purdy (Under The Dome), Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva) and Jay Harrington also star. Benched is from ABC Signature and the Mark Gordon Co. Series is co-created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones, John Enbom is showrunner. Gordon and Andrea Shay are exec producing for the Mark Gordon Co. Check out a clip from the pilot above.
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