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‘Drop Dead Diva’s’ Carter MacIntyre Joins USA Comedy ‘Benched’

The actor joins fellow series regulars Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington

Carter MacIntyre has found a new place to roost. He has joined as a series regular on USA Network’s upcoming comedy, “Benched.”

MacIntyre will play Trent, Nina’s (“Happy Endings'” Eliza Coupe) ex-fiancé and professional nemesis.

He filled in an as the resident guardian angel on the fourth season of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.” Viewers will also remember him from J.J. Abrams‘ short-lived NBC spy dramedy, “Undercovers.” His other TV credits include ABC’s “Mixology,” The CW’s “The Tomorrow People” and a recurring role on the final season of ABC’s “Private Practice.”

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His film credits include the independent film, “The Wrong Woman” as well as the short film, “When You Find Me,” directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.

He joins fellow series regulars Eliza Coupe, Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez and Jolene Purdy on the comedy.

Produced by ABC Signature and The Mark Gordon Co., “Benched” follows Nina, a driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion. She eventually finds herself working as a public defender. Harrington stars as Nina’s handsome and gambling-obsessed new colleague, Phil.

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UTA, Principato Young and attorney Derek Kroeger at Felker Toczek Suddleson represent MacIntyre.

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