Season Finale of "Benched" and New Year's Marathons Galore

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“Benched”: Photo by Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network
Ring in the New Year with USA! 
 
         On Tuesday, 12/30, spend the night with your favorite public defenders on the hilarious season finale of BENCHED.   Everyone knows that the best New Year resolutions are the ones you know you can keep, and that’s why we’re running our “Resolve to Watch” marathons through Sunday, 1/4.  With countless hours of NCIS, LAW & ORDER: SVU, CSI, and MODERN FAMILY, you should have no problem sticking to your resolution to watch more of your crime-fighting favorites!
          The week wouldn’t be complete without an explosive night of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and a week of interviews from musical greats on TALK STOOP.
 
USA NETWORK DAYTIME
TALK STOOP “High Notes” Week – Weekdays 11-3PM
Join Cat Greenleaf on her iconic Brooklyn stoop for a week of interviews with celebrities, taste-makers and innovators having the kind of conversations you won’t hear anywhere else.  Highlights from next week include interviews with The Roots, LL Cool J and Blondie. 
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
NCIS & LAW & ORDER: SVU “Double Trouble” Marathon – 9am/8c
When the bad guys get testy, the special agents of NCIS and detectives of SVU will put them on ice. When suspects won’t admit to their crimes or when loyalty goes into question, you can bet there’ll be some drama. Get a double dose of trouble with NCIS and SVU all day long.
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8pm/7c
The Superstars and Divas from the World Wrestling Entertainment® Universe take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC and the millions of fans watching at home.  RAW Superstars include John Cena, CM Punk, AJ Lee, Daniel Bryan, Kane, The Miz, Eve and Zack Ryder. 
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30
BENCHED – Campaign Contributions - 10:00pm/9c
When the news breaks that Phil (Jay Harrington) is on the shortlist for Public Defender of the Year, Nina (Eliza Coupe) insists on helping him win, despite the fact that he thinks the award is silly. Meanwhile, Trent (Carter MacIntyre) brings his 10-year-old “Little Brother” Walter (Albert Tsai, guest star) to court for the week. 
The series also stars Oscar Nunez, Jolene Purdy, Peter Spruyt and Maria Bamford.
Guest Stars: Fred Melamed, Chris Parnell and Glen Davis
 
BENCHED – Brief Encounters - 10:30pm/9:30c *Season Finale*
After secretly reuniting with Trent (Carter MacIntyre), Nina (Eliza Coupe) realizes she has some hard choices to make, especially when Phil (Jay Harrington) unintentionally steps up to the plate.  Meanwhile, Phil is forced to take a look at his own relationships when Morris (Cedric Yarbrough, guest star) calls out his glibness. 
 The series also stars Jolene Purdy and Maria Bamford.
Guest Stars: Fred Melamed, Yvette Nicole Brown and Gary Anthony Williams
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31
LAW & ORDER: SVU “Resolve to Watch” Marathon – 6am/5c
The best New Year resolutions are the ones you know you can keep. Let us help you get a jump start on your resolutions and ring in the New Year with your favorite detectives.
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
NCIS “Resolve to Watch” Marathon – 6am/5c
Welcome the New Year with an all-day marathon dedicated to the special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service! 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2
CSI “Resolve to Watch” Marathon – 6am/5c
It’s no surprise that your New Year’s celebrations have led you to Las Vegas – but hopefully you’ve steered clear of the Crime Scene Investigation team!  Instead of hanging behind bars, relax in bed with this all-day crime-tastic marathon.
 
MODERN FAMILY– 7pm/6c
Friday night means family night!  We invite your family to spend a night in with America’s funniest family! Tune-in Friday starting at 7/6c. 
 
MODERN FAMILY episodes listed below:
“Door to Door” (Season 3, Episode 4) – 7/6c 
“Hit and Run” (Season 3, Episode 5) – 7:30/6:30c
“Treehouse” (Season 3, Episode 7) – 8/7c 
“Lifetime Supply” (Season 3, Episode 11) – 8:30/7:30c
“Aunt Mommy” (Season 3, Episode 15) – 9/8c 
“Virgin Territory” (Season 3, Episode 16) – 9:30/8:30c
“Leap Day” (Season 3, Episode 17) – 10/9c
“Send Out the Clowns” (Season 3, Episode 18) – 10:30/9:30c
“Disneyland” (Season 3, Episode 22) – 11/12c
“Baby on Board” (Season 3, Episode 24) – 11:30/12:30c
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
NCIS “Resolve to Watch” Marathon – 10am/9c
If you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolutions, make a new one: to spend as much time on the couch watching NCIS as possible!  Keep that promise to yourself with this all-day marathon.
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