Monday, May 23, 2022

Seth MacFarlane's Peacock Comedy Series Ted Rounds Out Cast; Twisted Metal Comedy Series in the Works

Alanna Ubach - Ted

Peacock announces Alanna Ubach to round out series regulars in Seth MacFarlane's highly anticipated comedy series, Ted, the highly-anticipated live-action comedy series based on the blockbuster film franchise. Ubach (Euphoria, The Flight Attendant, See Dad Run) to star alongside previously announced series regulars Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder and Scott Grimes in UCP and MRC Television Series. MacFarlane is set to reprise iconic voice role and direct, write, co-showrun and executive produce all episodes alongside co-showrunners, writers and executive producers Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh (Modern Family).

Ubach will play the role of Susan Bennett. Susan is kind, selfless, and almost pathologically sweet when it comes to caring for her family, and sees the world through naive, rose-colored glasses. MacFarlane (The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy) is set to reprise the voice of the iconic and loveable foul-mouthed teddy bear Ted, and will also direct, write, co-showrun and executive produce all episodes alongside co-showrunners, writers and executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh (Modern Family). Peacock also previously announced series regular stars Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher, 13 Reasons Why), Max Burkholder (Parenthood) and Scott Grimes (Oppenheimer, The Orville). The series comes from MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door and will be executive produced by President Erica Huggins. Alana Kleiman and Jason Clark will also serve as executive producers. Clark is returning after producing the iconic Ted film franchise. The upcoming series comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and MRC Television. About the new series, Ted: It's 1993 and Ted the bear's moment of fame has passed, leaving him living with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, who lives in a working-class Boston home with his parents and cousin. Ted may not be the best influence on John, but when it comes right down to it, Ted's willing to go out on a limb to help his friend and his family.

Ted is the second series order since MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door signed a multi-year television deal with UCP in 2020. Also coming to Peacock this year from Fuzzy Door is the disaster science series The End is Nye, hosted by Emmy Award-winner and renowned science educator Bill Nye. Fuzzy Door will produce alongside Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group. Next up for the company is The Orville: New Horizons, the highly anticipated third season of the Emmy-nominated space adventure series, premiering on Hulu on June 2.

Neve Campbell - Twisted Metal

Peacock also announced that Neve Campbell (Scream 5, Clouds, Part of Five) will recur as guest star in the new action-comedy series Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon. Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) is also starring and executive producing. Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to co-star opposite Mackie, alongside Thomas Haden Church (Wings, Sideways, Divorce, Spider-Man: No Way Home). Will Arnett and Marc Forman from Electric Avenue (Murderville) secured the rights to the material and helped put the project together alongside Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, are also set to executive produce.

Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer for the live-action comedy from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Kitao Sakurai (The Eric Andre Show, Bad Trip) will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the series. Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he'll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, July 15

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Walkout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Gemma is holding a fundraiser for a new school pool, Tina and the other teachers are being overworked. Meanwhile, Dave convinces Calvin to finally commit to doing physical therapy for his knee.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stand-Off" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gemma and Tina are at odds with one another and Dave and Calvin try to bring them back together. Meanwhile, Marty is sick and not handling it well, so Malcolm fills in for him and goes to a baby class with Courtney.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Monday, July 15

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Watch Gina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julio Torres (Fantasmas/Los Espookys) - Julio is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Prime Video's My Spy: The Eternal City on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Danny Tamberelli (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), Lori Beth Denberg (The Steve Harvey Show) and Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Danny, Lori Beth and Kel are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Seth Rogen (Platonic/Undeclared) and Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale) - E! News has interviews with Seth and Kristen at 11pm on E!.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) and Camilla Luddington (Californication) - Jessica and Camilla are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) - Isla is telling Drew all about season two of Wolf Like Me, wanting to do a drama and embracing being a red head on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonder Years) - Dulé brings the Tam Fam his thrilling new docuseries The Express Way with Dulé Hill, where he travels across the country to meet talented and inspiring artists, on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin) - Flula talks about Prime Video's My Spy: The Eternal City on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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