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
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.