This fall, IFC launches a brand new eight-episode original hockey comedy Benders. Starring Lindsey Broad (The Office, 21 Jump Street), Chris Distefano (Girl Code, The Half Hour), Mark Gessner (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), Ruy Iskandar (Gotham, The Blacklist) and Andrew Schulz (Guy Code, co-creator & host of Brilliant Idiots podcast) Benders follows a team of friends bonded by an irrational obsession with their men’s ice hockey team, The Chubbys. Benders premieres Thursday, October 1 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Paul Rosenberg (Schulz) is the insecure leader whose involvement with the team causes daily havoc for him and his wife Karen (Broad). Along for the ride are Paul’s best friends Anthony (Distefano), the charmer who schemes his way through life Dicky (Gessner), the wealthy hedge fund manager whose answer to everything is in his wallet and Sebalos (Iskandar) the slacker on a misguided search for his purpose in life. While their hockey skills may be limited their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos their devotion to the game creates in their everyday lives.
Creators Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti are executive producing along with their Apostle partner Denis Leary.