A few days back, when I asked which midseason shows you were still watching, there was an outpouring of love for Better Off Ted. The show has become a favorite of mine, too, and I hope that tonight's finale isn't the last we see of it.
"But doesn't Better Off Ted air on Wednesdays?" you might ask. Well, yes. But last week's presidential address forced ABC to move the show's finale to tonight — a move, you might have heard, that didn't exactly thrill the good folks at Veridian Dynamics. Airing your last episode on a night when most people won't be expecting to see it can't be easy for any show — much less one that's struggling in the ratings and remains borderline for a second season.
Despite the marginal ratings, though, Ted isn't necessarily a goner. It recently came up in the conversation about ABC possibly renewing Scrubs and keeping the two shows airing together next season. While that's far from a sure thing, a big turnout for tonight's finale couldn't hurt. So, a few words about tonight's episode, "Get Happy": a Veridian company survey reveals that employees are beyond miserable, so Veronica attempts to soften her image and Ted tries to win over Veridian's older male population. There's a scene with corporate-approved cubicle decorations that's hysterical; to check it out, just
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