Cancellation Buzz: Save Better Off Ted! - Featured

Hello, any Better Off Ted fans out there? We know you're there and you love it, but there aren't enough of you!




Better Off Ted was in a bit of cancellation danger last season, but pulled through for a new season, only to be greeted with a whole lot of no one watching... and then dropping to even less watching. Ouch. And so begins our efforts to save this hilarious show!


Cancellation Buzz Status:

Here's the rundown for Ted:

Season 1 Premiere: 5.64 million viewers

Season 2 Premiere: 3.81 million viewers


Then, probably because of a death wish, ABC ran off some Ted episodes over the holidays when no one was watching, then apparently in a panic that both their Tuesday night comedies, Scrubs and Ted, were looking bleak, they tried to appeal to viewers' past-Scrubs love to get viewers to watch both comedies as they're airing double episodes of each, mashed in with each other.


So how's that going? Double episodes aired 1/5/10:

Episode 6: 2.99 million viewers

Episode 7: 2.6 million viewers


I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's not helping. So what WILL help, you ask?


Here's what you can do to help:


*Watch while it's airing on TV and/or within 2 days on your DVR or online.

*Tell your friends to watch!


*Spread the word by adding this icon to your blog with a link to the SideReel Better Off Ted page:


Example:


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SideReel Page:

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*Sign the petition:

Save Better Off Ted Petition


*Join other fans in sending letters and emails to ABC, campaigning on Twitter, and more:

Save Better Off Ted Site Efforts

Fans mobilize to save Better Off Ted


*Join the fan Facebook Group:

Save Better Off Ted Facebook Group


Keep an eye on Better Off Ted's status on this post as well as the status of this and other shows on our Cancellation Buzz page.


We'd love to hear about anything you do to help the campaign, so feel free to post any letters, emails, or describe any other efforts you've made here in the comments to inspire other fans to help too!

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Jan 8, 2010 5:56PM EST

we need to save this show its one of the funniest i have seen for ages

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Jan 8, 2010 6:36PM EST

This show is hilarious and very smart. I really hope it doesn't get cancelled, but shows as weird (but still great!) as this one tend not to do very well. It's a shame that anything original like this tends to get cancelled pretty quick.

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Jan 8, 2010 6:51PM EST

There's no room for smart and funny shows on TV, bring me more mindless reality shows please.(sarcasm in case anyone wasn't clear) I love better off ted, its comedy is such a smart "mirror to the face" of corporate america. Lem and Phil are hilarious, and it does have other area such as love interests storylines, but unlike a show such as The Office(which I also like) it doesn't depend on those relationships, its just a funny half hour of tv. I really hope people start to tune in and ABC doesn't give it a quick hook.

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Jan 8, 2010 9:17PM EST

It is a similar conundrum as it was with Joss Wedlon's "Firefly" a couple of years ago. Fantastic show, but the watcher base that understands and enjoys the show is not large enough to make it worthwhile.....that being said, I very much hope that they will continue it.

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Jan 25, 2010 9:46AM EST

i just asking my self, does petition really helps ... i signed it hope it will help. this is just one of my favorite shows at the moment i dont wanna lose that one too ... :(

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