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USA cancels 'Benched'

As USA scales back on its original comedy series, things weren’t looking good for Benched in the wake of both Sirens and Playing House getting renewals.

And now, EW has learned that USA has canceled the courtroom comedy, which starred Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington. Benched officially ended its 12-episode run on Dec. 30.

'Benched' premiere react: Happy ending for Eliza Coupe

When Nina’s ex-fiancé tells her he’s engaged mere minutes before she’s passed over for law partner by a big breasted colleague, she can’t help but break everything in the room—champagne flutes, a candy dish, even a vase that Sir Elton John gave the firm. And since her day’s going just peachy, the elevator doors refuse to close after she double flips off the entire office, leaving her looking sheepish as elevator music plays.  READ FULL STORY

'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
and has a role in the upcoming Chilean miner movie The 33, which stars Antonio Banderas.

Benched received a series order from the USA Network in January.


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