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Benched is a one-hour original scripted dramedy about a reluctant, recently appointed judge who is not quite ready to give up his life as bachelor to begin a new life as a public servant. Each week, he confronts the underbelly of the criminal justice system that has derailed a generation of African Americans, including those close to him – as he upholds the tenets of the same system.
When Nina discovers that Trent and the DA's office are involved in a plot to arrest the city's homeless, Nina struggles with her priorities: should she protect justice, Trent, or her own reputation? Meanwhile, Cheryl, whose terrible record has left her on thin ice with the new boss, turns to Nina for help.
Nina runs into an old friend, Francine, who asks Nina to set her up with Phil. When they hit it off, Francine returns the favor by setting Nina up on an ill-fated double date. Meanwhile, a female judge (Molly Shannon, guest star) takes a liking to Carlos, but Carlos becomes worried that all her attention is crossing a line.
When the news breaks that Phil is on the shortlist for Public Defender of the Year, Nina insists on helping him win, despite the fact that he thinks the award is silly. Meanwhile, Trent brings his 10-year-old "Little Brother" Walter to court for the week.
After secretly reuniting with Trent, Nina realizes she has some hard choices to make, especially when Phil unintentionally steps up to the plate. Meanwhile, Phil is forced to take a look at his own relationships when Morris calls out his glibness.
Laird MacIntosh(Winston Alexander)
David Fernandez, Jr.(Cholo)
Erick Chavarria(Hector Morales)
Fred Melamed(Judge Don Nelson)
Carter MacIntyre(Trent Barber)
Eliza Coupe(Nina Whitley)
Minerva García(Ynes Gutierrez)
Jay Harrington(Phil Quinlan)
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