'Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe Land a USA Pilot, Gets Her Own Little Happy Ending
Happy Endings may be dead and gone (don't look at us or talk to us, we're still heavily grieving), but its cast certainly isn't. In fact, they're landing roles all over the place. The most recent casting news? Former Jane Kerkovich-Williams Eliza Coupe has landed a USA comedy pilot.
The pilot is called Benched and is coming from John Enbom, Michaela Watkins, and Damon Jones, who are known for Party Down, Saturday Night Live, and The Groundlings, respectively. It will star Coupe as the main character. Here's the premise, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
The single-camera comedy focuses on Nina (Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a public nervous breakdown after getting passed over for an expected promotion who finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world's underdogs and she quickly realizes that the law isn't quite as fair as she once thought.
Coupe is joining former Happy Endings co-stars like Casey Wilson, Adam Pally, and Damon Wayans Jr. in finding good work after the cancellation of the show last year. While we still morn ABC's oversight of Happy Endings' brilliance, we're glad to see the entertainment biz doesn't seem to be ignoring some of the people who made it so great.