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[10/06/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 6
Updates include: NBC eyes TV series based on "Say Anything..."; Sarah Wayne Callies to star in USA's "Colony"; and Barry Levinson to helm Jennifer Lopez in NBC's "Shades of Blue."

[02/21/14 - 05:14 AM]
Jolene Purdy Joins New USA Network Comedy Series "Benched"
She joins previously announced Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings"), Jay Harrington ("Better off Ted") and Oscar Nunez ("The Office").

[02/18/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 18
Updates include: CBS eyes "CSI" spin-off focusing on cyber crimes; Karen Gillan to star in ABC's "Selfie"; and Christine Woods lands female lead in NBC's "Two to Go."

[01/24/14 - 09:41 AM]
USA Network Picks-Up Half Hour Original Comedy Series "Benched"
Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted") star in the project, the first series out of ABC Signature, the boutique division of ABC Studios.

[11/25/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 25
Updates include: D.J. Caruso to helm NBC's "Tin Man"; David Alpay to play "The Lottery" at Lifetime; and NBC to import the U.K. comedy "30 and Counting."

[12/19/12 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 19
Updates include: FOX orders 10th season of "So You Think You Can Dance"; "See Dad Run" to get second season on Nick at Nite; and Bryan Singer target revival of "The Twilight Zone."

[10/08/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 8
Updates include: ABC asks for three more "The Neighbors" scripts; drama "The Last Stand" gets pilot order at NBC, as does comedy "Joe & Joe & Jane."

[08/10/12 - 03:01 AM]
Heather Locklear, Regis Philbin, Jay Harrington, Georgia Engel and Michael McMillian to Appear on Season Four of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"
The show's new season kicks off Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/07/12 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Keri Russell to lead "The Americans" for FX; Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo report to ABC's "Zero Hour"; and Theo James is CBS's new "Golden Boy."

[02/15/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 15
Updates include: Terry O'Quinn joins ABC's "666 Park Avenue"; Ali Larter is FOX's "The Asset"; and Steven Pasquale to topline NBC's "Do No Harm."

[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."

[02/22/11 - 10:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 22
Updates include: Christina Ricci in talks to board "Pan Am" at ABC; Ryan Hansen to topline NBC's "Lovelives"; and Kevin Hart joins FOX's "Little in Common."

[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 28
Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[12/07/10 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 7
Updates include: FOX caps "Lie to Me" at 13 episodes; trio reports to HBO's "True Blood"; and David A. Goodman to run FOX's "Allen Gregory."

[06/11/10 - 02:08 PM]
ABC Gives "Forgotten" July 3 Send Off
The network has booked the final two episodes of the series for Saturday, July 3 beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/14/10 - 12:17 PM]
Abc, Fox, NBC Clear Bubble Decks
"FlashForward," "Mercy" and "The Wanda Sykes Show" are all heading to the chopping block.

[04/29/10 - 10:06 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 29
Updates include: ABC gives series order to "The Six"; E!, OWN to tackle eating disorders; and TLC renews "LA Ink."

[04/19/10 - 12:41 PM]
Grey'S, "House," "Office" See Largest Dvr Growth
Said trio - plus "Lost" and "The Big Bang Theory" - have added a full ratings point among adults 18-49 when Live+7 numbers are factored in.

[04/05/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Monday, April 5
Updates include: Jonathan Slavin joins CBS's "Team Spitz"; Tisha Campbell-Martin books "Wright vs. Wrong" at ABC; and Tyler James Williams added to "Our Show" at NBC.

[03/11/10 - 12:14 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 11
Updates include: Traylor Howard joins Dana Gould's comedy pilot at ABC; James Frain to play villain for NBC's "The Cape"; and The CW eyes more reality projects.

[02/26/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: David Lyons to don "The Cape" at NBC; Shane West books the male lead on The CW's "Nikita"; and Ravi Patel to find "Nirvana" for FOX.

[02/26/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: David Lyons to don "The Cape" at NBC; Shane West books the male lead on The CW's "Nikita"; and Ravi Patel to find "Nirvana" for FOX.

[02/18/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 18
Updates include: The CW adds "Nomads," eyes two reality projects; Jay Harrington to topline NBC's "Nathan vs. Nurture"; and Donald Faison plays "The Odds" for CBS.

[02/17/10 - 09:23 AM]
Scrubs, "Supernanny" to Close Seasons in March
Still to be announced: a return date for "Better Off Ted," which has two episodes on the shelf.

[02/17/10 - 12:04 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 17
Updates include: Eugene Levy to get "Hitched" for CBS; Steven Spielberg may report to "Terra Nova" for FOX; and Poppy Montgomery lands a lead role on ABC's "True Blue."

[02/10/10 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 10
Updates include: TBS adds two pilots; "FlashForward" names new showrunners; and the usual mix of casting news.

[01/12/10 - 01:52 PM]
Mcpherson: ABC Happy with Kimmel
Plus: all of the network's Wednesday comedies will film extra episodes this season.

[01/12/10 - 01:30 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 and #1 in Total Viewers for the Week of JaN. 4-10
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 4-10.

[01/11/10 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 11
Updates include: trio headed for ABC's "Funny in Farsi"; Lifetimes axes "Rita Rocks"; and Dana Carvey, Spike Feresten team for sketch comedy at FOX.

[01/09/10 - 04:33 PM]
Scrubs to Get Wednesday Showcase
The show's final two installments of the season are set for January 27 and February 3 - both Wednesday nights - at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/09 - 11:45 AM]
ABC to Wrap "Scrubs," "Ted" in January
The network will double run both series in the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c hours beginning January 5.

[12/16/09 - 03:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs Sweeps Tuesday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 15.

[12/15/09 - 09:51 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Week with Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/08/09 - 03:24 PM]
Exclusive: ABC Confirms Episode Orders
Newcomers "V" and "FlashForward" are set to film 12 and 23 total hours, respectively, both one episode shy of numbers reported earlier this fall.

[10/30/09 - 12:04 PM]
ABC Announces the Season Premieres of "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted"
The Alphabet confirms the December return dates for both comedies.

[10/28/09 - 08:04 PM]
NBC Extends "Chuck," Halts "Trauma"
Plus: "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted" to return to ABC in December.

[09/21/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 21
Updates include: John Glenn is "Fallen" for FOX; and Michael Fresco to direct FOX's "Keep Hope Alive."

[08/12/09 - 02:55 PM]
Tuesdays Come Up Big for Discovery: Series Premiere of Swords: Life on the Line and Hit Series Colony Both Post Strong Numbers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/09/09 - 11:28 AM]
ABC at TCA: Mcpherson on Abdul, Heigl and More
The ABC topper's executive session covered everything from "Better Off Ted" to "Scrubs" to "Private Practice" to Ben Silverman.

[07/27/09 - 03:39 PM]
ABC Adds "Bachelorette" Encore, Keeps "Shark Tank" on Sundays
Tonight's two-hour season finale will rebroadcast tomorrow at 8:00/7:00c, creating a slew of other scheduling changes.

[07/16/09 - 11:56 AM]
Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' Continues Winning Streak as #1 Cable Drama for Second Straight Tuesday
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 14.

[06/10/09 - 11:10 AM]
CityTV Reveals Its Fall Schedule at Rogers TV Sales Upfront
The Canadian broadcaster is importing "Modern Family," "Accidentally on Purpose," "Community" and other U.S. series.

[06/08/09 - 05:31 AM]
Tivo Evaluates the Top Season Pass(Tm) Programs in April Using Stop||watch(Tm) Ratings Service
Primetime powerhouses like ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives" and FOX's "American Idol" and "House" where among the most requested by TiVo subscribers.

[06/01/09 - 12:26 PM]
CityTV Unveils Its Fall 2009 - 2010 Programming Line Up
The Canadian broadcaster will add comedies "Modern Family," "Community," "Accidentally on Purpose," "How I Met Your Mother," "Cougar Town," "The Jay Leno Show," "Better Off Ted" and "100 Questions" to its lineup next season.

[05/29/09 - 11:22 AM]
Better Off Ted Returns with New Episodes June 23 on Abc
After its summer run, "Better Off Ted" will return will new episodes at midseason.

[05/21/09 - 02:54 PM]
ABC 2009 May Sweep / TV Season Ratings
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period as well as the season to date.

[05/19/09 - 04:53 AM]
ABC Unveils 2009-10 Primetime Schedule
It's here: ABC announces its 2009-10 season plans!

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Castle, "Scrubs" and "Ted" Make ABC's 2009-10 Cut
Plus: the Alphabet is moving forward with its pilots "Happy Town," "Cougar Town" and "The Associates."

[05/12/09 - 12:43 PM]
Up for the 3rd Week in a Row, ABC Sees Its Top Results in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 4-10.

[04/28/09 - 12:37 PM]
ABC Airs 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 20-26.

[04/21/09 - 12:44 PM]
ABC Airs 3 of the Week's Top 10 Shows in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/16/09 - 11:43 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 10 Consecutive Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[04/14/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 14
Updates include: Andrea Anders to get "The Big D" for CBS; "Privileged's" Joanna Garcia lands a pair of gigs; and Diane Farr joins NBC's "Parenthood."

[04/14/09 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Airs 2 Shows in TV's Top 10 in Adults 18-49 with "Dwts" and "Lost"
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/10/09 - 12:51 PM]
For the 2nd Month in a Row, ABC.com Delivers 9 Out of Top 10 Series Viewed Online
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of March.

[04/09/09 - 11:44 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Same Wednesday Last Year for 9 Weeks in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 8.

[04/07/09 - 12:40 PM]
ABC Places 2 Shows in TV's Top 10 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/02/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Increases Over the Year-Ago Wednesday for 8 Weeks in a Row in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 1.

[03/31/09 - 12:02 PM]
ABC Airs 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 23-29.

[03/30/09 - 08:45 AM]
ABC Cuts Its "Motherhood" Short
The series, like fellow midseason entries "Castle," "Cupid" and "The Unusuals," has been rolled back from its original 13-episode commitment.

[03/26/09 - 12:20 PM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Wednesday on 7 of the Past 8 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 25.

[03/24/09 - 12:49 PM]
For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Delivers 3 of the Week's Top 5 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 16-22.

[03/19/09 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Is Up Over the Year-Ago Wednesday on 6 of the Past 7 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 18.

[03/17/09 - 06:08 PM]
Interview: "Better Off Ted" Creator Victor Fresco

[03/16/09 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Announces Season Finale Dates and the Return of "Ugly Betty" and "The Bachelorette"
Said dates extend from April 29 ("Better Off Ted") to May 21 ("Ugly Betty").

[02/12/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: USA wraps "The Starter Wife"; more pilots land directors; and Matthew Salsberg inks an overall deal with Lionsgate.

[01/26/09 - 09:49 AM]
ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block with "In the Motherhood" and "Samantha Who" at 8:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.
In addition, "Better Off Ted" will premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m., following "Scrubs" at 8:00 p.m.

[11/10/08 - 09:45 PM]
Midseason Plans Come Into Focus for Abc
"Border Security USA," "Scrubs" and "Here Come the Newlyweds" are on track for January starts while new homes may be in store for "Life on Mars" and "Private Practice."

[09/15/08 - 12:04 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Better Off Ted" (ABC)

[08/26/08 - 10:29 AM]
ABC Announces Five New Series Pick-Ups
Newcomers include "Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Cupid," "Single With Parents" and "The Unusuals."

[08/13/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 13
Updates include: ABC locks casting on 18 pilots; Cynthia Stevenson set for "Surviving Suburbia" at The CW; and Jennifer Lopez to bring "Maid in Manhattan" to the small screen at ABC.

[08/04/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Nigel Lythgoe exits "American Idol"; Kelli Williams to "Lie to Me" for FOX; and plenty of other casting news.

[05/23/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 23
Updates include: "24" prequel adds trio; Kelsey Grammer to head ABC's "Roman's Empire"; and Ron Perlman signs up for FX's "Sons of Anarchy."

[05/16/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: Rob Estes rounds out The CW's "90210" cast; "Dog the Bounty Hunter" to return to A&E; and Danielle Nicolet joins USA's "The Starter Wife" series.

[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.

[05/09/08 - 05:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9
Updates include: Alexander Payne to direct "Hung" for HBO; Damon Lindelof promises the full 48 of "Lost"; and FOX passes on "The Oaks."

[05/05/08 - 05:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5
Updates include: "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane inks a nine-figure deal with 20th; Mike O'Malley joins NBC's "Enemy"; and more casting news as we build up to upfront week.

[04/18/08 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 18
Updates include: Adam Beach and Diane Neal to exit NBC's "SVU"; "Battlestar Galactica's" David Eick to stick with Universal; and ABC adds a new pilot presentation to its roster.

[10/19/07 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 15-19
Updates include: Jorja Fox confirms her "CSI" exit, G4 renews its animated comedy "Code Monkeys," Benjamin Bratt to be A&E's "Cleaner" and Darren Star returns to HBO.







BETTER OFF TED (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/18/09 - 1/26/10
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2009-2010 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
2 (26 episodes, 2 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/14/10
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2009) "Better Off Ted" is a satirical office comedy about successful good guy, Ted Crisp, who runs research and development at Veridian Dynamics, a company with a morally questionable approach to its employees. Whether it's standing by a memo with a typo that encourages employees to now (as opposed to not) use offensive language with each other, to championing interoffice dating based on DNA matching to save money on health care, Veridian is a company that puts its bottom line first and employees last. Ted's a single dad to a seven year old girl, and he loves his job, but he's starting to take a closer look at the company's extremely dubious practices.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andrea Anders as Linda
· Jay Harrington as Ted
· Jonathan Slavin as Phil
· Malcolm Barrett as Lem
· Portia de Rossi as Veronica
CREW INFORMATION:
· Mike Fresco as DIR (Pilot)
· Victor Fresco as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television