Ted prequel series to provide already-provided backstory of Mark Wahlberg and living teddy bear

At last, Seth MacFarlane’s Ted will get its Young Sheldon.

The 2012 comedy is reportedly getting a prequel series, NBCUniversal’s Peacock giving a ten-episode, straight-to-series order to once again skirting Calvin & Hobbes licensing issues like they’re pissing on a Ford logo from the back window of a Chevy. MacFarlane is attached to executive produce and write, and near a deal to again voice the titular bear.

The original premise was that a boy’s wish brought a stuffed bear to life, but since the pair grew up, now they’re a couple crass, beer-chugging, bong-hitting bros. A childhood-set prequel would miss the whole point; that would just be an boy and bear having a completely innocent friendship. So maybe this is some shit like Ted: The College Years—the origin story of not Ted but the bong? Who knows!

It’s said the format will likely be a multicamera sitcom, so actually, maybe this is just Alf 2.

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