6 items from 2015
Episodes: 12 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 28, 2014 -- December 30, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This single-camera comedy follows a high-powered corporate lawyer who experiences a fall from grace and lands in the rough and tumble world of public defenders.
Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe), a distinguished corporate lawyer, has given up everything in her climb up to the top. But, when she learns that her ex-fiance is getting married and that she hasn’t made partner at her high power firm, Nina snaps. She ends up breaking vases and burning bridges.
On Benched, a high-powered corporate lawyer (Eliza Coupe) experiences a fall from grace and lands in the rough and tumble world of public defenders. The series also stars Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez, Maria Bamford, Jolene Purdy, and Carter MacIntyre.
“Happy Endings” alum Eliza Coupe starred in the series as a high-stakes, tough-as-nails attorney whose bad attitude leads to a major life adjustment. She loses her job and winds up working at the public defender’s office for Los Angeles County.
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While the series held onto consistent ratings of approximately 800,000 viewers throughout its 12-episode run in the fall. Those numbers were below those for “Siren, »
- Jason Hughes
London — The U.K.- and Canada-based film and TV company Entertainment One has acquired a 51% stake in the Mark Gordon Co., the production outfit behind “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Saving Private Ryan.” The deal is worth $132.6 million.
The partners will create an independent studio that will finance and produce movies and TV shows for the networks, cable channels and digital platforms for eOne to distribute internationally. Mark Gordon will take the role of chief executive officer at the studio, which will remain L.A.-based. As well as producing Gordon’s TV shows and films, the new company will finance projects by other producers. Gordon said the partners “are building an alternative to the traditional studio way.”
- Leo Barraclough
6 items from 2015
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