When ABC cancelled Happy Endings, the world let out a collective groan. How could they? Such a great, funny show? How dare they shuffle it around so much until it lost viewers so much that people didn't know when it was on, until ABC had to cancel it? It's all ABC's fault that one of the funniest comedies of the past three years is no more.
*sigh* That was then, this is now. With Adam Pally (Max) having joined The Mindy Project and Damon Wayans Jr. (Brad) returning to New Girl for a guest role as Coach, its not looking too bad for the cast.
Now Eliza Coupe, who starred as Jane, has been cast in a new sitcom for US cable network which brought us Suits, USA . According to Vulture, she will star in Benched, which is created and written by Damon Jones and Michaela Watkins, whose work can currently be seen on the awesome Trophy Wife starring Malin Akerman. Benched is about a high-end corporate lawyer who has a public meltdown after she doesn't get promoted, instead ending up working as a public defender.
This sounds promising. It's a better premise than some of the other comedies that have been made this season (looking at you Dads, Lucky 7, Super Fun Night and Sean Saves the World).
Eliza is currently guest starring on The Millers and will be on House of Cards too.
We are rooting for her to also get her Happy Ending with Benched. Pun so not intended.