Peacock Gives ‘Ted’ TV Show From Seth MacFarlane a Straight-to-Series Order

TED, from left: Mark Wahlberg, Ted (voice: Seth MacFarlane), 2012./ph: Claire Folger/©Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection Content Exchange

Get ready to see more of Seth MacFarlane‘s foul-mouthed bear! Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Ted, a spinoff to the previously-released films centering around a living teddy bear and his best friend.

The project hails from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and MCR Television. Ted is based on the hit film which is the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Overall, Ted and Ted 2 grossed a total of $750 million worldwide.

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The show will put a new spin on the classic film franchise, which starred Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.

The new series will be executive produced by MacFarlane and Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door. No plot details have been unveiled at this time, but the films originally focused on a man named John, played by Mark Wahlberg, who grew up without many friends until his teddy bear magically came to life. The films explored what their bond was like years into the future when John was a fully-grown adult and Ted was anything but an innocent and fuzzy toy.

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(Credit: Claire Folger/©Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection)

This is the second straight-to-series order from Fuzzy Door after signing an overall development deal with UCP in 2020. Peacock previously announced its series order for The End Is Nye which is hosted by beloved TV scientist Bill Nye.

Stay tuned for additional details about the series, and catch up on Ted’s shenanigans in the films.

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