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If You Work In R&D You Are 'Better Off Ted'

April 1st, 2009 10:42am EDT
Better Off Ted
There are flashes of manufactured goods and a gentle female voice-over advertising a company called Veridian Dynamics. The commercial claims, "What we make, makes life better….usually," as video of missile destroying a bunker comes across the screen. The ending tagline says "Veridian Dynamics, Life. Better."

At first you think you are watching a really bizarre advertisement, then you realize that you're actually watching ABC's new comedy "Better off Ted." Each episode begins with an advertisement for the company prominently featured in the series, based on the theme of the episode...

ABC Announces Five New Series Pick-Ups

August 26th, 2008 3:44pm EDT
Alyssa Milano
ABC is adding five new series to its slate of programming for the 2008-09 season. The series include three new dramas, "Castle," "Cupid" and "The Unusuals," and two new comedies, "Better Off Ted" and "Single With Parents."

New series previously announced are drama "Life on Mars," comedies "The Goode Family" and "Scrubs" (new to ABC), and alternative series "Opportunity Knocks" and "Untitled Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks Project."


"Castle" is a comedic crime procedural about a famous mystery novelist, Nick Castle, who has gotten bored with his success. When a real-world cop...

Lifetime's Fall Programming Features Kim Basinger, Sarah Chalke & More

August 8th, 2006 3:00pm EDT
Sarah Chalke stars in Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy
This season, Lifetime Television is featuring a powerful Lifetime Original Movie event starring Kim Basinger, a reality show about a pet talent agency, a film about breast cancer starring Sarah Chalke, and other exciting programs.

Basinger stars as a restless wife and mother consumed with forbidden love for a Benedictine monk and the crisis and self-awakening it ignites within her in an adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's explosive best seller, “The Mermaid Chair.”

The movie airs during a special three-night premiere beginning Saturday, September 9, at 9 p.m., followed by encore presen...

Sarah Chalke To Star in Lifetime's 'Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy'

July 20th, 2006 10:44am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Sarah Chalke and Jay Harrington will star in the Lifetime Original Movie “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy,” based on the delightfully feisty memoir of the same name by Geralyn Lucas, breast cancer survivor and Lifetime’s Director of Corporate Communications who works on the network’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

The movie includes a special cameo appearance by superstar Patti LaBelle as a fellow cancer patient. “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy” will premiere in October on Lifetime Television during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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