Better Off Ted is a new comedy on ABC.
The show is a satirical office comedy that focuses on Ted, the head of Research and Development at Veridian Dynamics. Veridian Dynamics is a large unscrupulous multinational corporation that values profits over morals. Ted is a single parent of a 7-year-old girl, Rose. At work, he oversees two research scientists Lem and Phil, and a head tester Linda, for whom he has romantic feelings. His boss is Veronica, an emotionless and conscience-free woman with whom he once had an affair. After the company cryogenically freezes one of the research scientists, Ted begins to question the company's objectives and morals.
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The main character is Ted, the head of Research and Development:
Ted Crisp, played by Jay Harrington, is the successful but conscientous head of research and development at Veridian Dynamics. He has been a single father to his daughter Rose. Ted has a somewhat liaison-like position between the workers and the management of Veridian.
Whose boss is Veronica:
Veronica Palmer, played by Portia de Rossi, is Ted's boss. She is emotionless and devoid of conscience, willing to do anything to advance herself and the company. Though she once had an "office affair" with Ted, she seems not to harbor any residual feelings for him.
Working for them are Phil & Lem:
Phil and Lem, played by Jonathan Slavin and Malcolm Barrett respectively, are two brilliant scientists involved in research and development. Phil seems to have been traumatized from being cryogenically frozen in the Pilot and sometimes screeches loudly without warning.
And, finally, there's Linda, the head of testing:
Linda Zwordling, played by Andrea Anders, is the head of product testing at Veridian. She seems to desire a relationship with Ted, though she is often frustrated by his "one office affair" rule.
At the moment, it's on at 8:30pm Wednesday(After Scrubs, Before LOST) on ABC. Anyone else watch it?
Here's a 10 minute preview:
You can also watch it on ABC.com's player in HD.
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Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.