Call me a broken record, but is anyone else still miffed by ABC's decision to completely ignore the greatness of Better Off Ted? The show is literally drowning in the shallow, tepid pool that is its Scrubs lead-in. By burning through episodes of both shows instead of using up the remaining episodes of Scrubs and moving Better Off Ted to Wednesdays, ABC is essentially forcing BOT to take the fall for its stupid decision to bring Scrubs back in the first place. It's obvious that ABC has alterior motives here, and though I don't want to say the evil 6-letter word (hint: rhymes with Hansel), I can't help but wonder what else they have up their sleeves. Did they bring the show back in December because they knew nothing else new would be on? Are they sitting on a pile of awesome pilots? Do they suddenly find Portia de Rossi unattractive (I know, blasphemy)? What's the deal?
Better Off Ted is a terrific show, plain and simple. It's got all the makings of a long-term hit, too: hot stars with palpable chemistry (de Rossi, Jay Harrington, Andrea Anders), a hilarious supporting cast (Malcolm Barrett, Jonathan Slavin), consistently witty scripts (the word "boobwardly" was used in the most recent episode, for example), and a premise that allows for subtle, intelligent social commentary (the characters work at Veridian Dynamics, an impersonal, gigantic corporation that actually replaces robots with people). Plus, the show employs that awesome walk-and-talk thing they did on The West Wing. Someone tell me I'm just being paranoid.
What do you think? Should the show be saved?