Benched is a single-camera comedy about a high-powered corporate lawyer's fall from grace into the rough-and-tumble world of the public defenders. From ABC Signature Studio, it stars Coupe as Nina Whitley, a distinguished corporate lawyer who has given up everything in her climb to the top. However, when she's hit with her ex-fiancé's engagement announcement and learns that she hasn't made partner at her high power firm, Nina snaps -- breaking vases and burning bridges.
Now that Nina is shunned from the corporate world, the only place she can get a job is at the Public Defender's office: home to the underfunded, understaffed, overworked, "if you can't afford a lawyer, one will be provided... " lawyers. In addition to her new clients, Nina must learn to connect with her co-workers, including the roguish Phil, the idealistic Carlos, the useless empathetic Cheryl and the dedicated intern Micah. If that didn't sound tough enough for Nina, she'll also be going head-to-head with her ex-fiancé, Trent, the rising star of the District Attorney's office.
Rating: 7.10/10 (avg out of 2850 votes)
Benched Airs: Tuesday
Benched Status: Ended
BENCHED - General Information
Series Premiere: October 28, 2014 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Comedy Network: USA Network Airs: Tuesday at 10:30 pm Runtime: 30 Minutes
BENCHED - Season 1 -- 12 Episodes
1x1 -- Oct 28, 2014 -- Pilot 1x2 -- Nov 04, 2014 -- Downsizing 1x3 -- Nov 11, 2014 -- Hooked & Booked 1x4 -- Nov 18, 2014 -- Sell It 1x5 -- Nov 25, 2014 -- Shark, Actually 1x6 -- Dec 02, 2014 -- Rights & Wrongs 1x7 -- Dec 09, 2014 -- Curry Favor 1x8 -- Dec 16, 2014 -- Diamond is a Girl's Worst Friend 1x9 -- Dec 23, 2014 -- A New Development 1x10 -- Dec 23, 2014 -- Solitary Refinement 1x11 -- Dec 30, 2014 -- Campaign Contributions 1x12 -- Dec 30, 2014 -- Brief Encounters