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USA's 'Benched' Starring Eliza Coupe to Premiere on October 28th

Early this year it was announced that USA had ordered 12 episodes of a new half-hour comedy starring Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe called Benched, and the network just announced the official premiere date. Deadline reports that the show — which was co-created by Michaela Watkins, Damon Jones, and Party Down's John Enbom — will premiere on USA Tuesday, October 28th at 10:30pm. The series also stars Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez, Maria Bamford, Jolene Purdy, and Carter MacIntyre and centers on Coupe as "a high-powered corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working in the [...]

Talking with Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe about 'Happy Endings', Writing a Movie Together, and Why Babies Are Unfunny

After six long months off the air, ABC's Happy Endings is finally back tonight at 9 with the premiere of its brand new third season. I recently had the chance to visit the set of the show, and from everything I saw and heard, the writers and cast have a lot of nutty, amazing stuff in store for us in the new season. I sat down for a roundtable chat with stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe, who play weirdo married couple Brad and Jane. Wayans and Coupe, myself, and the other reports all had a civilized discourse about the new season, the movie Wayans and Coupe are writing [...]

Scrubs' Eliza Coupe Is a Terrible McDonalds Jingle Singer

The McDonalds jingle — you know, "ba da ba ba ba, I'm lovin' it" — is pretty straightforward. But all that means is that there's room to let loose and jam with it. At least that's what Eliza Coupe does, much to Thomas Middleditch's unhappiness.

USA Orders a Series Starring Eliza Coupe from 'Happy Endings'

The USA network may have passed on saving Happy Endings last year, but they're giving a new show to one of Happy Endings' stars. USA has given a 12-episode order to Benched, a new half-hour sitcom starring Eliza Coupe, THR reports.

Benched, which was ordered as a pilot presentation in October, follows a career-driven corporate lawyer (Coupe) who has a breakdown after being passed over for a promotion and starts working as a public defender. Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted) plays her new colleague, a handsome, gambling-addicted public defender. The show was created by SNL alum Michaela Watkins, The Groundlings' Damon Jones, and Party Down co-creator [...]

Watch the 'Happy Endings' Live Show Right Here Right Now

Happy Endings is finally coming back to TV tomorrow, and to ring in the new season, the cast and writers held a live show at the UCB Theatre in LA on Saturday (embedded in its entirety above). Hosted by cast members Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, the live show is full of funny stuff, whether you're familiar with Happy Endings or not, and it also features Happy Endings actors Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe, Happy Endings director Fred Savage (yes, that Fred Savage), Happy Endings writers Gil Ozeri, Jackie Clarke, Brian Gallivan, and non-Happy Endings people like Kat Dennings and Adam Pally's cousin Ben. It's a jam-packed show featuring cardboard cut-outs, crazy [...]

Eliza Coupe Will Star in a Lawyer Sitcom for USA

USA has just picked up a pilot to star former Happy Endings actress Eliza Coupe. The show, titled Benched, will follow "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." The show will be executive produced by former Party Down EP John Enbom as well as Groundlings writers and producers Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones.

It's appropriate that Coupe should end [...]

Happy Endings Review: Night of a Thousand Comebacks

Happy Endings had its two-episode premiere last night, and the best, brightest sign that it's shaping up to be a good show was how much better the second episode was from the first. An upward trajectory: not as easy as you might think! While the premise dominated the first half hour, by the second its superior writing and great cast chemistry was already shining through. I have a big Friends-shaped hole in my heart. I'm not saying Happy Endings filled it, but if things keep going this well, I think I can mash it around in there until it's approximately the same shape and size.

The series begins when [...]