If 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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