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'Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe Will Be Making Sweet Love To Your Televisions Again Soon

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 24, 2013 | Comments ()


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The Happy Endings cast hasn’t had much of problem landing new gigs. Adam Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project as a dude-bro doctor; Casey Wilson has a television development deal and just sold a twin comedy to NBC; Damon Wayans, Jr. will return to the cast of New Girl starting next week for a stint (and also has a buddy cop movie with Jake Johnson due out next year); Elisha Cuthbert is tweeting photos of puppies in pajamas

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and Zachary Knighton is … well, he’s Dave. Who cares about Dave?

Eliza Coupe, meanwhile, has a recurring role on House of Lies coming up, as well as a recurring role currently on CBS’s The Millers (she is the ONLY reason I am still hanging on to that dreadful sitcom) and now, Coupe has landed her own USA Network show. Yes, the channel — which is running Modern Family reruns — is getting into the business of breezy, completely frivolous sitcoms that lack any substance whatsoever. But they do leave a nice candy sheen on your brain.

The show is Benched and it sounds exactly like what you’d expect from a USA Network show:

The single-camera comedy focuses on Nina (Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a public nervous breakdown after getting passed over for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world’s underdogs and she quickly realizes that the law isn’t quite as fair as she once thought.

Yup. That’s a USA Network show all right, but with Eliza Coupe, I suspect the shiny comedy will have some bite.

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(Source: THR)







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  • competitivenonfiction

    Why do I want to see her on The League so badly? She seems like a mismatch, but I want it so hard.

  • ViciousTrollop

    I miss Happy Endings. It was the only network comedy that could make me laugh for an entire half hour. I sit watching most comedies in befuddlement wondering why I haven't laughed for the last five minutes.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Elisha Cuthbert is tweeting photos of her puppies in pajamas?

    Elisha wins!

  • oilybohunk7

    It isn't her puppy, it is just a puppy that has traveled the internet because look at it! I'm something of an authority on the cute animal pictures of the internet.

  • dizzylucy

    Coupe portraying someone having a public nervous breakdown? SOLD.

    I'm glad they're all getting work so quickly, but I don't love Adam on the Mindy Project, and just...don't even mention Dave.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Wait, House of Lies?

    As in everybody having sex with everyone all of the damn time, that House of Lies?

    Brilliant casting...

  • Eliza Coupe is going to be on House of Lies? And I had officially decided not to watch the next season. Why are they doing this to me?

  • Guest

    Totes. I haven't bothered watching since the first season but that show is perfect for Coupe (EDIT: it's core concept anyways not what it actually is at this point).

  • Torgo

    So she's doing a reverse Sandy Cohen? Only with less eyebrow power?

  • Andrew J Moore

    She was the best part of the final seasons of Scrubs as well.

  • Guest

    And Kerry Bishe.

  • bastich

    I suddenly feel jealous rage against my TV.

  • BlackRabbit

    I was worse-I had a rit of fealous jage.

  • bastich

    I think you can buy a cream to clear that up.

  • Conor

    Oh good gravy, what is that Coupe gif from?!

  • Aaron Schulz

    right? thats amazing

  • pajiba

    It's Happy Endings (the curses were bleeped)

  • Conor

    I thought the image seemed familiar, but assumed it was something else due to the language. Cheers.

  • Conor

    Ah, just found it.

    It's from a Funny or Die video, not from Happy Endings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • I believe it's a part of a series called Frenemies. There's three installments and they are a total blast.

  • pajiba

    Oh. Huh. I was thinking it was the episode where Coupe and Casey Wilson learned boxing-karate or whatever that was. My apologies.

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