Monday September 28 at 9.00pm
Need cow-less meat grown in a test tube? Done. Need pumpkins that also double as weapons of mass destruction? No problem.
Better Off Ted is a satirical office comedy about Ted, a successful good guy, who runs research and development at the morally questionable Veridian Dynamics. No achievement is too far-fetched and no invention too unorthodox. Ted loves his job, but he’s starting to question the company’s morally dubious practices. Do you manufacture the world’s best teeth whitener if it could also kill off all of the planet’s fish? Probably not, but…
Ted’s a single dad to a seven-year-old girl and is also fighting an attraction to co-worker Linda. He’s already had his self imposed “one office affair” with überboss Veronica who is beautiful and possibly devoid of conscience and emotions. Veronica lets nothing get in her way when it comes to serving Veridian’s needs, even if it means cryogenically freezing an employee for testing purposes. After all, research scientist Phil, survived (after he thawed out). Better Off Ted stars Jay Harrington as Ted, Portia de Rossi as Veronica, Andrea Anders as Linda, Jonathan Slavin and Malcolm Barrett as Research Assistants Phil and Lem.
Veridian’s new sensor system touches off a racial controversy when it fails to recognize African-American employees; Linda is upset that Ted gets along with her new boyfriend.