The courtroom comedy stars Eliza Coupe as a corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown and ends up working as a public defender.
Brown will play Donna, one of the head clerks in the courthouse who is a stickler for rules and regulations. Shannon will portray Judge Connor, who walks the line between flirtatious and predatory. Parnell will appear as a glad-handling public defender named Mitch who always schmoozes his way into being named the Los Angeles Public Defender of the Year.
Benched comes from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones. John Enbom, Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay will also executive-produce. A premiere date has not been announced.
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