Earlier this year, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane made his live action feature film directorial debut with Ted, a movie starring Mark Wahlberg as a man named John Bennett and MacFarlane himself as the voice of John's best friend: a foul mouthed teddy bear come to life. MacFarlane co-wrote Ted with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild and it went on to become one of the biggest comedy hits of the summer.
Deadline is reporting that the Ted writing team has landed a rare straight-to-series order from Fox. The currently untitled single camera live action comedy follows two successful men in their 30s whose lives are upended when their "nightmare dads" suddenly move in with them.
Sulkin and Wild wrote and created the series and they will executive produce the show alongside MacFarlane. Previously, Sulkin and Wild have been working with MacFarlane on "Family Guy," where both were eventually promoted to executive producers.
Despite walking away from a planned "Flintstones" revival earlier this year, MacFarlane's Fox scedule remains packed with "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show" in addition to the upcoming update of Carl Sagan’s "Cosmos." NBC Universal has also indicated its desire to make a sequel to Ted, but official plans for that have not yet been announced.
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