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"Ted" Renewed for Season 2

Fri 10 May 2024 | 10:56 AM
Yara Sameh

The “Ted” prequel series has been renewed for Season 2 at Peacock.

Originally presented as an event series, the seven-episode first season of “Ted” debuted on the streamer in January. It serves as a prequel to the two “Ted” movies released in 2012 and 2015.

The show became its most-watched original title to date and was also the top streaming comedy in the U.S. for more than two consecutive months, according to Nielsen data.

The prequel takes place in the early 1990s in Framingham, Massachusetts, and follows the lives of Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and his 16-year-old best friend, John (Max Burkholder). Ted’s fame has waned and he is now once again living with John and his family.

It also stars Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach as John’s parents, Matty and Susan, alongside Giorgia Whigham as John’s cousin Blaire. Ian McKellen served as the series’ narrator, while Penny Johnson Jerald, Jack Seavor, and Julius Sharpe appeared in recurring roles.


MacFarlane created the series and also serves as executive producer, director, and co-showrunner. Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh are also writers on the series as well as executive producers and co-showrunners. 

Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Jason Clark, and Aimee Carlson of MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Productions executive produce as well. UCP produces along with MRC. MacFarlane is currently under an overall deal with NBCUniversal.

The first “Ted” movie proved to be a major box office hit, grossing nearly $550 million on a budget of $65 million. The sequel grossed over $215 million. Both titles were produced by Universal Pictures and MRC Films.