‘Ted’ | Date, Plot, Cast, Director and Is the Prequel TV Series Worth Watching

Series: Ted

Platform: Peacock

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Country of origin: United States

Release date: January 11, 2024

Genre: Comedy

Prepare for some light comic relief with Seth MacFarlane’s prequel to his hit “Ted” franchise.

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The upcoming American television series titled “Ted” is the prequel to Seth MacFarlane’s comedy films “Ted” (2012) and “Ted 2” (2015).

The series is scheduled to premiere on January 11, 2024 on Peacock at 6 p.m. PT.

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What is the plot of “Ted”?

Set in 1993, the series depicts the beginnings of a sentient teddy bear named Ted. He lives with John Bennett and his family in Massachusetts. The prequel follows comical instances where Ted is forced to go to school with John.

The official synopsis reads: “It’s 1993 and Ted the Bear’s moment of glory has passed, leaving him to live with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, who lives in a Boston working-class home with his parents and his cousin. Ted may not be the best influence on John, but ultimately he’s willing to take risks to help his friend and family.


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Who are the actors in “Ted”?

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane, co-writer and director of the “Ted” franchise, lends his voice to Ted. Besides “Ted,” he is best known as the creator and star of the television series “Family Guy.”

Max Burkholder


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Max Burkholder plays central character John Bennett in the upcoming series. The role of John has previously been played by Mark Wahlberg, Colton Shires and Bretton Manley in “Ted.”

Max has been a part of television series like “Family Guy,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” and “Parenthood.”

Other cast members include Alanna Ubach as Susan Bennett and Scott Grimes as Matty Bennett.


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Who is the director of “Ted”?

“Ted” is directed by Seth MacFarlane under the banner of Fuzzy Door Productions, MRC Television, Bluegrass Television and Universal Content Productions. Seth created the “Ted” franchise and also lends his voice to the main character.

His filmography also includes “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and “Logan Lucky”.

Is “Ted” worth watching?

“Ted”, released in 2012, received positive reviews and was declared a box office success despite a small budget. However, its sequel, released in 2015, received mixed reviews and did average business.

If a cute stuffed animal can make you laugh after a tiring day, then this movie is for you. Also, you don’t need to watch the previous version before moving on to the prequel series.

In a very competitive market, this series will have a very select niche and you will have to choose if it fits your list!

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