USA Orders Comedy Presentation Starring Eliza Coupe & Produced By ABC Signature

By | Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 1:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network has given a pilot presentation order to Benched, a courtroom single-camera comedy to star Happy Endings alumna Eliza Coupe. The project hails from ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios launched earlier this year with Tracy Underwood at the helm, which focuses on cable, emerging platforms, off-cycle and lower-cost programming for broadcast networks. Benched, from ABC Studios-based Mark Gordon Co., will be directed by Mike Fresco from a script by Saturday Night Live alumna Michaela Watkins and The Groundlings’ Damon Jones. Party Down co-creator John Enbom has come on board as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Watkins, Jones, Gordon and Andrea Shay. Benched centers on Nina (Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up 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 very quickly realizes that the law isn’t quite as fair as she once thought. Read More »

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Quartet Join Showtime’s ‘House Of Lies’

By | Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 9:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Happy Endings alumna Eliza Coupe, Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing), Rob Gleeson and Ryan Gaul have been cast in a recurring roles on the upcoming third season of Showtime‘s comedy series House Of Lies, joining recently Read More »

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Eliza Coupe, Demetri Martin, Kyle Bornheimer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Join Indie Comedy ‘The Last Time You Had Fun’

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 12:38pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: A Quiet Little Marriage director Mo Perkins is rounding up familiar and new faces for her next indie comedy. Her Marriage star/collaborator Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) … Read More »

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