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For the "Modern Family" episode, see Benched (Modern Family).
Genre Comedy
Created by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Michaela Watkins
  • Damon Jones
  • John Enbom
  • Mark Gordon
  • Andrea Shay
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Signature
The Mark Gordon Company
Original channel USA Network
Picture format

Benched is an upcoming American comedy television series created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones.[1] A 12-episode first season has been ordered by the American cable television network USA.[2] Before being ordered to series, a pilot presentation was directed by Michael Fresco, from the script by Watkins and Jones.[3]



  1. ^ a b c "USA Network Picks-Up Half Hour Original Comedy Series Benched" (Press release). USA Network. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (24 January 2014). "USA Network Picks Up Eliza Coupe-Jay Harrington Courtroom Comedy Benched". TVLine. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (23 October 2013). "USA Orders Comedy Presentation Starring Eliza Coupe & Produced By ABC Signature". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2014). "The Office’s Oscar Nuñez Joins New USA Comedy Series Benched As Regular". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jolene Purdy Joins News USA Network Comedy 'Benched'". TV by the Numbers. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "USA's Eliza Coupe Comedy 'Benched' Books Carter MacIntyre". The Hollywood Reporter. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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