Comedy Clicks USA

Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Benched

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was praised for the pairing of Coupe and Harrigton as it was a highlight of the show – Benched.



About the Show


Summary of Plot

After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender’s office. She quickly realizes that the system is more screwed up than her own crazy personal life. – iMDB


Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Season



Eliza Coupe – Nina Whitley
Jay Harrington – Phil Quinlan
Carter MacIntyre – Trent Barber
Oscar Nunez – Carlos
Jolene Purdy – Micah


  • The show premiered on USA Network on October 28, 2014
  • The series premiered to 870,000 viewers in October, and while it held steady for much of its 12-episode run
  • The pairing of Coupe and Harrigton was pointed as the highlight of the show
  • On January 14, 2015, USA Network cancelled Benched after one season because of low ratings



Various Clips of Episode 4



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