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'Better Off Ted's' Jay Harrington Snags NBC Pilot

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 18th 2010 12:29PM
Jay HarringtonLast week we told you that 'Better Off Ted's' Andrea Anders was joining the cast of Matthew Perry's new show 'Mr. Sunshine.' That was one minor sign that the cast of the ABC sitcom was looking for other work because the show was going to be canceled. Now here's the ultimate proof that the show is probably not coming back in the fall: no more Ted!

Jay Harrington, who plays Ted, has grabbed the lead in a new NBC sitcom pilot called 'Nathan vs. Nurture,' according to Variety. As Michael Schneider points out, when the star of a show gets another show, that's a good sign the other show isn't coming back. Harrington will play a heart surgeon who not only finds out who his biological are, he also finds out that he has several siblings (and I'm going to guess that these siblings are going to be wacky in some way).

James Burrows is going to direct the pilot so we know that at least that episode will be great.

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Erik 815

Try saying "Nathan versus Nurture" three times fast. You can't, can you? It's a terrible, terrible title. It's gonna make people trip over their tongue when they wanna talk about whatever show they saw at the proverbial watercooler. And it sounds pretentious. Half the people won't even know what it's in eference to. It's... terrible.

February 18 2010 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh, yeah, and this is extremely disappointing that it looks like Ted is canceled. I guess it may not take too much time to film 13 episodes of the show, so perhaps they'll work it out to have two shows for the stars. I want at least another season of Ted (mainly Lem and Phil) to make me crack up. I don't laugh this hard at any other show. Parks and Recreation is a close second.

February 18 2010 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashley Boyd

Can those siblings be played by Portia deRossi, Will Arnett, Tony Hale and Jason Bateman?

February 18 2010 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ashley Boyd's comment

That would be amazing! And have Jonathan Slavin be a co-surgeon on the show or a crazy cousin.

February 18 2010 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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