Tonight's Best TV
A Daily Guide to Notable Shows
Just the credits for Benched will excite fans of cult (and canceled) comedies. Written by Michaela Watkins and fellow Groundlings alum Damon Jones, Benched boasts Maria Bamford (Arrested Development) and Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), who stars as a corporate lawyer demoted to public defender after a rage-fueled meltdown. The opening scene, with its smeared mascara and embarrassing elevator moment, might remind you of the Watkins-featuring Enlightened. Benched is more lightweight, but it's encouragingly funny thanks to Coupe, whose attempts at anger management showcase impeccable comic timing. B+
Equipped with rising talents such as the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street), the fresh quick-hit sketch show offers various kinds of laughs. The pilot kicks off with a ''Beat It'' spoof, then moves on to a mash-up impression of ''Tracy Morgan Freeman,'' finally zinging everything from cable news to, um, Steve Harvey's hair. A-
In what one assumes is an attempt to get To Catch a Predator back on air, Annie and Jake plan a haunted house in their apartment for the kids in the building.
The team investigates the murder of a woman whose body was found in a cemetery with puncture wounds on her neck. Or, as they call that in New Orleans: Tuesday.
A string of werewolf attacks points to a surprising culprit. So, not a werewolf, then?
Turns out Fiona is not the biggest fan of Halloween. Could it be all the goddamned Halloween-themed sitcom episodes on TV?
How do you flush out a rat? Well, you're going to want to hold down the toilet handle, for sure.