Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Looks like Ted's heading for a better place

A few weeks ago I raved about ABC's Better Off Ted. Unfortunately, real life got in the way and I missed a few episodes. So the other night I went to the show's website to catch up. Immediately, I noticed something was wrong. First of all, they only have episodes 6 and 7 (out of 7) online. Secondly, episode 7 was labeled "season finale." Cold dread began to creep up my spine. I rushed to Wikipedia... a total 13 episodes are listed, but the air dates for everything after episode 7 are listed as "TBA." Finally, I found this A.V. Club article that shares my suspicions. Looks like the show will be canceled mid-season.

I know, Phil. I'm upset, too.

This news is just depressing. Sure, Better Off Ted may not have been the next Lost. What did ABC expect - hardly any promotion, a moving time slot (okay, so they moved it once, but still!), and only 7 weeks to make things work? They hardly gave the show a chance.

But maybe it's not too late! There's an informal poll on Entertainment Weekly's site about saving the show. It's slightly inconvenient to fill out (they ask for an email address, even though they don't display it, and one of those 'confirm you are a person' code thingies), but well worth the effort! According to EW, ABC announces it's new prime time schedule in less than a week - sign the poll and help save Better Off Ted!


Maggie Cats said...

So disppointing! I love this show, it really fills the void since Arrested Development went away. Come on, ABC! Do the right thing!

Monkey Sri said...

I know, right? Don't forget to sign the petition!