As ABC starts ridding its inventory of the canceled shows - and there are a lot - the alphabet network is set to air the remaining episodes of shows that were taken off schedule in the last month or so. Among them is comedy Better Off Ted, but unlike Pushing Daisies or Eli Stone, the geeky workplace comedy will be returning for its sophomore season.
On the episode called "You Are the Boss of Me," Lem (Malcolm Barrett) and Phil (Jonathan Slavin) reluctantly invite Ted (Jay Harrington) to their Medieval Fight Club, since their boss finds himself with time on his hands while his ex-wife tends to their daughter. Phil is excited, but Lem is suspect about trying to be friends with his boss, comparing it to a ventriloquist offering to pal around with his dummy. As it turns out, they have reason to be concerned since Ted gets way too into the Medieval Fight Club, and even takes advantage of his role as boss to keep them in line when they object.
Elsewhere, Linda (Andrea Anders) tries to befriend Veronica (Portia de Rossi). The episode is the first of the six episodes that Better Off Ted didn't air when it went off the air - for whatever reason - in late May.
Why these leftover Better Off Ted episodes are airing only now despite being renewed, critics say it's because the comedy was a surprise renewal primarily because the ratings have not been kind to the show, and ABC has been known to cut short promising series because it isn't being seen by enough eyes.
Catch Better Off Ted tonight 9pm on ABC.