Save Better Off Ted!

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?

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I downloaded this show as it will never get to Australia by any normal means.
In my opinion it's FRICKING HILARIOUS and one the smartest, funniest shows on TV. Get behind it and promote it!
ABC whats wrong with you??
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I LOVE THIS SHOW :(
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Of course they'll ax BOT, it's one of my favorite shows. In fact it's the only show I watch on ABC other than Lost.
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This is the only network tv program I watch and I have only recently found it. I can not believe I am going site to site to put in my voice to save a tv program but here I am... please do not cancel. It has been so long since there has been any popular program I have enjoyed.
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There is now an active fan campaign going to save this wonderful show. Just go to http://www.savebetteroffted.com. Sign the petition on the site and help contribute to saving this great show.
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It would be nice if ABC gave Ted (and Scrubs) a chance by airing them normally and not in "burn off" mode.

I personally think Scrubs has gotten better over the past few weeks (sans Zach Braff). An acceptable alternative to cancellation would be for ABC to order 13 more episodes of each show for next fall.
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Of course the show should be saved! It's witty and amusing, something a lot of other crappy shows on air right now can't claim they have the same. I hope ABC wise up soon and see what a gem they really have.
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This show is truly great. The only show I can't wait to see every week
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The show is made for profit! ABC gives what the audience wants. No offence, but the average American doesn't like great shows like BOT (For example - Arrested Development) He/She wants sexy doctors, lawyers, cops and their overrated problems and lifes...
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ABC, please don't become the new Fox. You've had your strike 1 with Pushing Daisies, don't let this be your strike 2. You only get 3!
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Better Off Ted is one of the funniest, best written and acted comedies on now. ABC please move it to Wednesday nights and give it another chance!
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Why must ABC always bring me good shows only to cancel them? I hate you ABC, you fool me every year into thinking I like you with witty shows like Pushing Daisies and Better Off Ted only to leave me wishing I'd never tuned into you in the first place. Bad ABC! Bad! You're just a tease ABC!
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I love BOT and I think it's a huge mistake cancel it. But there are not enough VD crazy commercials in this season 2 in my opinion. XD
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Canceling BOT would be a crime! But ABC is brain dead so it would come as no surprise really. They cancel it, they just force more eyeballs over to Fox to watch American Idol.
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I love this show - its awsomeness knows no bounds - cubicle smurfs, boobwards! I hope they dont cancel it..
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Its a quirky show - so will only appeal to certain types of people. I think its great - but that usually means they will kill it! Hope I am wrong! Not many quirky/different shows out there at the moment!
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Meh, never appealed to me
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I almost never read a bad review (save the one from the pilot), and yet ABC seems hellbent on running 13 episodes in 4 weeks. I think Ted is dead. And that pisses me off.
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This show really needs saving. So funny! I thought the c word was a done deal. I hope there's still time. I wish they would put it on Wednesdays instead of Cougartown. I don't even know when it airs because I watch it online.
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that show is a breath of fresh air
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Oh God yes .. SAVE THIS WITTY SHOW
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