Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Vainglorious newscaster Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) refuses to go on his union-dictated vacation. The reason is, he is worried that he'll be replaced by whoever substitutes for him on "The Six O'Clock News." When he's forced to accept his first vacation in years, Ted's worst fears apparently come to pass when replacement anchorman Rod Porter (Jed Allen) sends the newscast's ratings soaring. Prolific cartoon voice-over artist William Woodson is appropriately cast as "The Big Voice Man." "And Now, Sitting in for Ted" was first telecast on November 13, 1971.