Ted TV series: MacFarlane’s live-action comedy casts Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder, and Scott Grimes

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Stock up on some beer and tell Snuggle to take the day off because Ted is back! Peacock announced the main cast of Ted, a live-action comedy series based on the popular films by Seth MacFarlane, who is reprising his role as the voice of the foul-mouthed fuzzball. Set as series regulars are Giorgia Whigham (Scream13 Reasons Why), Max Burkholder (ParenthoodThe Purge), and Scott Grimes (The OrvilleCritters).

In addition to voicing Ted, MacFarlane will also direct, co-showrun, and executive produce all series episodes. Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh of Modern Family fame are joining him, who serve as co-showrunners, writers, and executive producers.

The Ted TV series takes place in 1993, when the teddy bear’s moment of fame has passed, leaving him living with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Burkholder), who lives in a working-class Boston home with his parents and cousin. Ted may not be the best influence on John, but Ted’s willing to go out on a limb to help his friend and his family when it comes right down to it. Despite being a likable guy, John is still going through an awkward phase. With Ted’s help, John is going his best to navigate adolescence.


Whigham will star as Blaire Bennett, an intelligent and politically correct college student living with her Uncle Matty, Aunt Susan, and younger cousin John. She is not afraid to be outspoken and frequently clashes with her more traditionalist family.

Grimes will star in the role of Matty Bennett, a blustering, blue-collar Bostonian who thinks he is the unequivocal boss in the family and doesn’t like anyone challenging him, particularly his liberal-minded niece, Blaire.

The role of Aunt Susan has yet to be cast.

All told, Ted and Ted 2 grossed over $750 million worldwide, with the original being the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

Are you excited about Macfarlane’s Ted TV series? Do you still go back and watch the original films starring Mark Wahlberg? Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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