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Better Off Ted 

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Victor Fresco
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2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Jay Harrington ...  Ted Crisp 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Portia de Rossi ...  Veronica Palmer 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrea Anders ...  Linda Zwordling 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Jonathan Slavin ...  Phil Myman 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Malcolm Barrett ...  Lem Hewitt 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Isabella Acres ...  Rose Crisp 14 episodes, 2009-2010
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Victor Fresco Project See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica's metal office chair is the same chair from the police station in Demolition Man (1993). See more »

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Veronica: Alright drones, listen up!
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So far excellent
23 June 2009 | by Cell_LifeSee all my reviews

Has a lot of great quirky characters, geeky premises, and absurdist plots. As some have said, there are elements of The Office and Scrubs, but with a lot more whimsy (at least for now); comparisons to Arrested Development seem apt.

I think there are quite a few ways to expand and push the edges of the basic premise for a good healthy run of shows. Unfortunately its geeky element may not be enough to sustain a core audience in a prime time spot on a major network. It has that feel of being perhaps a little too kooky for the main stream, but I hope not. I'd love to see where the show goes as it develops.


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