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.
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.
Rating: 7.20/10 (avg out of 2213 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