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15 items from 2014


10 Failed Faux Friends Shows

5 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

May 6th marks the ten-year anniversary of the Friends series finale. That night, over 52 million people tuned in to find out how it would all end. Would Ross finally get together with Rachel? Would female characters ever stop moving to Paris when their shows drew to a close? Who actually lived in Rachel and Monica’s apartment? Would coffee ever taste the same again? While we got most of those answers, we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths. Our best friends of the past 10 years left us feeling lonely. Knowing it was time for us to change the channel, the networks rushed to fill the void. NBC tossed out a few post-Friends options that failed to capture our hearts while ABC, Fox and CBS attempted to mix up the template with a few different offerings. Sadly most of them failed (and failed badly). While How I Met Your Mother »

- Stacy Lambe

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'Hot in Cleveland' bloopers: The ladies gang up on Valerie Bertinelli

1 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Valerie Bertinelli needs to get it together if she doesn't want her "Hot in Cleveland" costars to gang up on her. Zap2it has proof: An exclusive video of the ladies taking Bertinelli to task after she stumbles over her lines a few times.

Watch below, then check out the episode, "Surprise," on Wednesday (April 2).

In "Surprise," Melanie tells Alec (Jay Harrington) that she's pregnant, which does not go over well with his current girlfriend (Jaime Pressly). Meanwhile, the women are monitored closely by an FBI agent (Thomas Lennon) due to Victoria's husband's mysterious disappearance.

"Hot in Cleveland" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on TV Land.

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- editorial@zap2it.com

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Hollywood's E-League Players Talk Making Baskets, Jason Collins' NBA Debut

25 February 2014 12:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stars swapped their movie sets and TV studios for the basketball court Sunday when they came out for the opening game of the E-League, a "secret society" that unites actors and athletes for the love of the game. Among the players who were organized into teams representing major U.S. sporting cities were Fantastic Four's Michael B. Jordan, James Van Der Beek, Dean Cain, Bill BellamyJay Harrington (Hot in Cleveland), and even former NFL star Terrell Owens. Now in its 17th year, the E-League plays at the Equinox Sports Club in West L.A. and mimics the real

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- Debbie Emery

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‘Office’s’ Oscar Nunez Joins USA Courtroom Comedy ‘Benched’

12 February 2014 5:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s “Office’s” Oscar Nuñez is sticking around NBCUniversal. Nuñez will star on NBC’s cable sister USA Network’s new comedy series, “Benched,” in a series regular role. He will play a public defender and colleague to Eliza Coupe’s Nina on the single-camera comedy series. Aside from Coupe (“Happy Endings”), Nuñez joins “Better Off Ted’s” Jay Harrington. Also read: USA Network Picks Up Courtroom Comedy ‘Benched’ From ABC Signature and The Mark Gordon Company In addition to nine seasons on “The Office,” the Emmy-winner’s television credits include FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, »

- Jethro Nededog

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'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

12 February 2014 1:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy EndingsEliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

12 February 2014 1:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy EndingsEliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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‘The Office’s Oscar Nuñez Joins New USA Comedy Series ‘Benched’ As Regular

12 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In his first regular TV gig since The Office, Oscar Nuñez has joined the cast of newly picked-up USA Network single-camera comedy series Benched, from ABC Signature and the Mark Gordon Co. The courtroom comedy focuses on Nina (Eliza 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. Nuñez will play a public defender and colleague in Nina’s new office. Jay Harrington co-stars. Groundlings alum Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC’s The Office for the series’ entire nine-season run. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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“Flash” Adds a “Vampire Diaries” Star and Margaret Cho Joins Tina Fey Comedy

27 January 2014 4:44 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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I’m now forced to choose between my blissfully happy avoidance of 24 and my enjoyment of Stephen Fry, as Deadline reports that Fry has signed up to play the UK Prime Minister in the upcoming 24 series.

The CW’s Flash pilot has cast two (potential) villains with Rick Cosnett (you might recognize him as The Vampire Diaries‘ Dr. Wes) as Eddie Thawne, a police detective whose name sounds a lot like a certain Flash archvillian‘s alter ego. Meanwhile, Denielle Panabaker will play Caitlin Snow a bioengineering expert who definitely shares a name with a another DC Comics villain.

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USA has ordered Benched, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy stars Happy EndingsEliza Coupe as a former corporate attorney who becomes a public defender after suffering from a nervous breakdown. Better Off Ted hottie Jay Harrington plays her co-worker.

Paul James is making his way to Grey’s Anatomy. »

- Lyle Masaki

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'Crazy Ones' books 'Mork and Mindy' reunion; Eliza Coupe returns to TV with 'Benched' and more

25 January 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

News and notes from up and down the channel guide:

- "The Crazy Ones" has booked a "Mork and Mindy" reunion. Pam Dawber will reunite with Robin Williams 32 years after the series finale of their sitcom when she guest-stars on "The Crazy Ones" later this season as a free-spirited author who goes on a date with Williams' Simon Roberts. Williams says the reunion is "a dream come true" and Dawber adds that "it'll be a great week" because she hears the "Crazy Ones" set is "a very happy one."

- USA has picked up a legal comedy, "Benched," starring Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted"). The show will follow Nina (Coupe), a corporate attorney, who suffers a public breakdown and ends up working as a public defender. Phil (Harrington) is her scruffy, gambling colleague. "Benched" will be executive-produced by Michaela Watkins, Damon Jones, John Enbom, Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay. »

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Benched: USA Orders New Sitcom

24 January 2014 5:38 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe and Better Off Ted's Jay Harrington are returning to television in a new comedy series called Benched. USA Network has ordered the single-camera project from ABC Signature, ABC Studios’ high-end division.

Here are the details:

USA Network Picks-up Half Hour Original Comedy Series ‘Benched

The Series Stars Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington and is From ABC Signature and the Mark Gordon Company

Universal City – January 24, 2014 – USA Network has picked-up the ABC Signature and The Mark Gordon Company produced courtroom comedy Benched. The series stars Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”) and Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”) and marks the first series out of ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios. The pick-up was announced today by Chris McCumber, President, USA Network.

Benched is one of those unique series »

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USA greenlights legal comedy with 'Happy Endings' star Eliza Coupe

24 January 2014 10:02 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

USA Network has put Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the case, picking up the courtroom comedy Benched, the network announced today.

The Happy Endings actress will star as Nina, a driven corporate lawyer who suffers a public nervous breakdown after losing out on a promotion, and find herself in unfamiliar waters when she starts working as a public defender. Harrington, who headlined another ABC cult comedy, Better Off Ted, plays Phil, Nina’s new co-worker who is described as “tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.”

The single-camera Benched pilot was written »

- Dan Snierson

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USA Picks Up Eliza Coupe Comedy

24 January 2014 9:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

USA has picked up the single-camera half-hour comedy Benched, starring Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington, the network announced today. Coupe, who played the tightly wound Jane on Happy Endings, will play Nina, a corporate lawyer who has a breakdown and becomes a public defender; at her new gig, she meets Phil, a scruffy love interest played by Better Off Ted's Harrington. It's a rom-com! It's a sitcom! It's a lawyer show! It stars people who were on wonderful and unjustly canceled shows! Oh, Benched, please don't suck. »

- Margaret Lyons

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USA Network Picks Up Courtroom Comedy ‘Benched’ From ABC Signature and The Mark Gordon Company

24 January 2014 9:33 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

USA Network has picked-up courtroom comedy “Benched,” produced by the ABC Signature and The Mark Gordon Company. The series stars Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”) and Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”) and marks the first series out of ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios. “Benched” is a single-camera half-hour courtroom comedy that focuses on Nina (Coupe), a career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for a promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender. Jay Harrington stars as Nina’s new colleague Phil. Also read: ABC Orders Drama Pilots From ’666 Park’ Producer, »

- Tony Maglio

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USA Comedy Pilot ‘Benched’ Gets Series Order

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

USA Network has given a series order to comedy pilot Benched starring Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington. The single-camera project hails from ABC Signature, marking the first series for ABC Studios’ boutique division. “Benched is one of those unique series that creates an immediate connection with the audience,” said USA Network president Chris McCumber. “The lead is played brilliantly by Eliza Coupe, who has undeniable chemistry with Jay Harrington’s character. Benched is a half-hour courtroom comedy that focuses 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. Harrington stars as Nina’s new colleague, Phil, a tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler. With Happy Endings alumna Coupe, Benched brings to USA a piece of the cult comedy series that »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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USA Orders Comedy Series ‘Benched’

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has added to its comedy series roster with an order for “Benched.”

Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones created the courtroom-based comedy that stars Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”) and Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”).

Series hails from ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co. “Benched” marks the third original comedy ordered by USA in the past year.

John Enbom is also on board as an exec producer.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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