Benched premiered on USA on October 28, 2014. Distinguished corporate lawyer Nina Whitley has given up everything in her climb to the top. However, when she's hit with her ex-fiance's wedding announcement and learns that she hasn't made partner at her high power firm, Nina snaps - breaking vases and burning bridges. Now that Nina is shunned from the corporate world, the only place she can get a job is at the Public Defender's office: home to the underfunded, understaffed, overworked, ???if you can't afford a lawyer, one will be provided...??? lawyers. In addition to her new clients, Nina must learn to connect with her co-workers who include the roguish Phil, the idealist Carlos, the useless empathetic Cheryl and the dedicated intern Micah. If that didn't sound tough enough for Nina, she'll also be going head-to-head with her ex-fiance, Trent, the rising star of the District Attorney's office.