Better Off Ted is an American satirical sitcom series created by Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Life on a Stick, The Trouble with Normal), who also served as the show's executive producer.
The show focuses on protagonist Ted Crisp, a single father and the well-respected and beloved head of a research and development department of the fictional, soulless conglomerate of Veridian Dynamics. Ted narrates the series' events by regularly breaking the fourth wall and directly addressing the audience as the show's on-camera narrator. Supporting characters include Ted's supervisor Veronica Palmer, co-worker and love interest Linda Zwordling, his daughter Rose, and laboratory scientists Phillip Myman and Lem Hewitt.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
Despite its popularity, the show's debut drew in 5.64 million viewers and continued to have extremely low ratings. Two episodes were unaired in the United States, but were announced to air back-to-back on June 17, 2010, contingent on the 1010 NBA Finals not requiring a seventh game. Ultimately a seventh game was needed, and thus ABC did not air the final two episodes of the series, though they are viewed with the entirety of the series on some streaming services such as Netflix.