|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ABC Signature
The Mark Gordon Company
|Original channel||USA Network|
Benched is an upcoming American comedy television series created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones. A 12-episode first season has been ordered by the American cable television network USA. Before being ordered to series, a pilot presentation was directed by Michael Fresco, from the script by Watkins and Jones.
- Eliza Coupe as Nina, a career-driven attorney who has a nervous breakdown and becomes a public defender.
- Jay Harrington as Phil, her colleague.
- Oscar Nunez as Carlos, a colleague of Nina's.
- Jolene Purdy as Micah, an intern in the public defender's office.
- Carter MacIntyre as Trent, Nina's former fiancé and professional nemesis.
- "USA Network Picks-Up Half Hour Original Comedy Series Benched" (Press release). USA Network. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (24 January 2014). "USA Network Picks Up Eliza Coupe-Jay Harrington Courtroom Comedy Benched". TVLine. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (23 October 2013). "USA Orders Comedy Presentation Starring Eliza Coupe & Produced By ABC Signature". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2014). "The Office’s Oscar Nuñez Joins New USA Comedy Series Benched As Regular". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "Jolene Purdy Joins News USA Network Comedy 'Benched'". TV by the Numbers. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "USA's Eliza Coupe Comedy 'Benched' Books Carter MacIntyre". The Hollywood Reporter. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
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