Better Off Ted

Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created and written by Victor Fresco (known for his other television series Andy Richter Controls the Universe and the short-lived show Life on a Stick), who also serves as the show's Executive Producer. The series premiered on the ABC network on March 18, 2009. Better Off Ted focuses on the titular protagonist, Ted Crisp (Jay Harrington), a single father and the well-respected and beloved head of a research and development department at the fictional, soulless conglomerate of Veridian Dynamics. Ted dictates the series' events by regularly breaking the fourth wall and directly addressing the audience as he serves as the show's on-camera narrator. Supporting characters include Ted's supervisor Veronica Palmer (Portia de Rossi), co-worker and love interest Linda Zwordling (Andrea Anders), his daughter Rose (Isabella Acres), and the two laboratory scientists Phillip Myman (Jonathan Slavin) and Lem Hewitt (Malcolm Barrett). The series has received critical acclaim, with particular praise going towards its witty and satirical humour. Its second season holds a score of 84 out of 100 on Metacritic. However, despite such...
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