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Better Off Ted: Jay Harrington Hoping Show Won’t Be Cancelled

Better Off TedIf you’ve looked at the show’s ratings lately, you know that Better Off Ted’s ratings are terrible and the show is almost certainly heading for cancellation. What’s more, ABC recently decided to burn through all remaining episodes of both Scrubs and Ted over the next month.

Still, Better Off Ted wasn’t doing very well last season and ABC gave it another chance. Series star Jay Harrington is hoping that the show’s luck will continue to hold out. He recently spoke with the Boston Herald while in town for the NHL Winter Classic.

The actor believes the show’s the victim of ABC’s good fortune. “I don’t think the network thought they would have the success they’ve had with their fall shows… And they had us kind of waiting in the wings. When those shows hit they didn’t know what to do with us.”

Though viewership hasn’t been very high, Harrington says that Ted’s ratings are “consistent.” He notes, “People who watch it stay with it… Which is pretty good considering a lot of people never thought we’d make it past the first season.”

The cast and crew have wrapped on the current season and Harrington says they all have their “fingers crossed” that they’ll be back for another round. In the meantime, he’s looking for other work and is open to making a return to Private Practice, saying, “That would be fun.”

What do you think? Do you think there’s still a chance that Better Off Ted will get a third season? Is there anything you’d like to see happen before the show ends?

 

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Lydia August 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm

i think this show is lame and im glad its cancelled… i don’t like america’s next top model and i dont watch it but i do like that its giving the girls an opportunity to become models

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Marina June 10, 2010 at 6:34 am

This is the funniest American sitcom I have seen since Seinfeld. What’s going on? Why axe a gem. Big mistake ABC!!!!!!!!

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ronna March 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm

love this show are they crazy to think of cancelling it

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Lillian March 11, 2010 at 5:58 pm

This is one of the best comedy’s ever…I hope it come back with a new season.
It’s smart comedy…I laugh through the entire episodes and have taken to using the quotes at work…it’s hilarious to see the real life reactions.

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Iris March 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

my fiance and I love Better Off Ted. He’s the kind of person who never laughs out loud at anything, and he’s always laughing at this show. It’s hilarious and nerdy. It’s fabulous!!! I really hope that they don’t cancel it.

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Tony February 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Better Off Ted
is the funniest yet NOT PRIMITIVE series on the WEB right now.
It got so popular that the quotes from it are used now in real live !
It is ridiculous that ABC would want to cancel
their best WEB show.
The distribution through the web is the
only reasonable way of getting advertisement
to the people as everyone who has just a TV
either switches the program or turns the sound off.
Short commercials through series (which is as funny as BOT)
do not make people mad and the targeting of the audience
is so much more precise.

So perhaps, it is advertisers who have to understand what
is going on and not ABC after all.
But just like Veridian Dynamics big corporations
will never admit a mistake (unless you speak of
Toyota) and if they do it is much too late.

Regards,
Tony.

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lisa February 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Love this show!

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