When ABC pulled Better Off Ted from the schedule last January, the network hadn’t officially cancelled the TV series but the writing was certainly on the wall. Though popular with a devout group of critics and viewers, the offbeat sitcom had never performed very well in the ratings.
Most expected that the final two episodes would be burned off during the summer months. That almost happened when ABC was airing the NBA Finals. The two episodes were scheduled for June 17th and would have run if the winner of the Finals was decided early and a seventh game wasn’t needed. That didn’t happen. The seventh game was played and ABC never bothered to reschedule the unaired Better Off Ted installments.
Well, now fans of Better Off Ted can finally see “Swag the Dog” and “It’s My Party and I’ll Lie If I Want To” — albeit for a price. ABC has made the episodes available for purchase via iTunes (here and here) and Amazon (here and here). If you already subscribe to Netflix, you can watch them for free via their streaming service. There’s been no word about a DVD release for season two but you can purchase it via iTunes and Amazon.
Though it may be nice to see the staff of Veridian Dynamics one last time, don’t expect any closure. Neither of these unaired episodes are really the last episode. The last one produced, episode 26 titled “Mess of a Salesman,” was the last to air on ABC on January 26th.
What do you think? Are you glad that you can finally watch the unaired episodes? Worth buying?
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