Nuñez to Star in the USA Network’s Comedy “Benched”

Oscar Nuñez is getting benched

In his first post-The Office television role, the 55-year-old Cuban actor will star in the newly picked-up USA Network comedy series Benched.

Oscar Nuñez

From ABC Signature and the Mark Gordon Co., the courtroom comedy focuses on Nina (portrayed by Eliza Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender.

Nuñez will play a public defender and colleague in Nina’s new office.

Nuñez, a Groundlings alum, is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC’s The Office for the series’ entire nine-season run.

Nuñez, who was a major scene-stealer in Sandra Bullock’s The Proposal, will next be seen in the Chilean miner film The 33.