The TV Watercooler

Eliza Coupe’s Benched premiered tonight on the Comedy Network in Canada

benched airing canada comedy network

benched airing canada comedy network

Tuesday night has quickly become a great consolation prize for fans missing Happy Endings (you can only re-watch the series so many times on Netflix) as four out of the six cast members are a part of comedies airing across the dial.

Eliza Coupe is the latest Happy Endings star to make it out to Tuesday as her new series Benched premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. on The Comedy Network in Canada (airs on USA Network down south).

happy endings cast

Also premiering this season is David Caspe (Happy Endings’ creator) latest series, Marry Me which stars Casey Wilson (who is also Caspe’s wife), airing at 9 p.m. on NBC (problem solved with a PVR).

Following the cult comedy’s cancellation after three seasons in 2013, Damon Wayans, Jr. returned to Fox’s New Girl (airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m.; he appeared in the pilot but had to bow out as Happy Endings was picked up for a second season by ABC). Adam Pally ended up on The Mindy Project (airing Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on Fox).

benched airing canada comedy network

Created by Saturday Night Live and Trophy Wife’s Michaela Watkins, Benched is about a high-powered corporate lawyer’s fall from grace (her ex-fiance is engaged again and she didn’t make partner) into a new (but rough) world as a public defender. Rounding out the cast are some other familiar faces including Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva) and Oscar Nunez (The Office).

happy endings cast

As for the other two Happy Endings cast members, look for Zachary Knighton to star on Fox’s Weird Loners in spring 2015 while Elisha Cuthbert is regularly seen supporting her husband, Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 12-episode first season of Benched premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET on The Comedy Network and USA Network.

Check out the first scene of Benched here:

FYI: Your full fix of Happy Endings alums on Tuesday night won’t truly begin until Fox’s New Girl and The Mindy Project return to the schedule next month following the baseball playoffs.



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