Even with each Household Man and American Dad nonetheless going sturdy on Fox and TBS, respectively, Seth MacFarlane is unquestionably nonetheless holding busy with different initiatives, akin to Ted, the TV spinoff of his pair of blockbuster comedies. Not an entire lot has come out concerning the new present, even earlier than all of the strike-related silence, however now followers not solely have some new footage to get pleasure from, however there’s additionally a premiere date and a particular message from MacFarlane himself. And by “particular,” I imply “jokingly capitalist.”
As shared on X, MacFarlane dropped a foolish little video by which current-day Ted reads a letter that his youthful self wrote again in 1993, which is when the streaming collection is about. Test it out under, with hopes that everybody studying already has a Peacock subscription.
Get psyched to subscribe to yet one more streaming service, as a result of the “Ted” occasion collection arrives January eleventh solely on @peacock! #tedseries pic.twitter.com/Gt8a3QYzUFNovember 16, 2023
Simply whenever you thought the creator and voice actor’s tweet account for the one swipe taken at Peacock, the primary joke within the footage pokes enjoyable on the concept of the NBCUniversal platform being “essentially the most profitable streaming platform ever.” After all, that sentence would have been way more meaningless in 1993, when the Web was barely able to dealing with high-res pictures, a lot much less 24/7 streaming. I can’t even think about what that phrase would have meant then.
The video then jokes about house journey hopes then in comparison with the present actuality of issues, the place it’s simply as straightforward to entry grownup leisure on our telephones as it’s to discover a video of a profitable shuttle launch. And don’t even get me began on the shortage of flying automobiles. No one’s dwelling that Jetsons life.
Past the teaser, Seth MacFarlane dropped the information that Ted will debut the primary of its seven episodes on Thursday, January 11. Will it instantly stand out as the most effective comedy of 2024? It might be bear-y stunning if that’s the case, however the Ted movies are fairly beloved by followers, so I’ve to assume the artistic crew bringing the prequel to streaming tried their damnedest to match up with what’s come earlier than, even with out Mark Wahlberg’s model of John Bennett within the combine.
Talking of co-stars that will probably be round, nevertheless, try a brand new image that options Ted across the dinner desk with a far youthful John, performed by Max Burkholder, in addition to his cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham) and fogeys Susan and Matty, performed respectively by Alanna Ubach and Scott Grimes, who beforehand labored with MacFarlane on The Orville and American Dad. That mustache is one thing else, I inform ya.
So mark your 1993 The Far Aspect calendars with the date of January 11, which is when Ted will start streaming on Peacock. Head to our 2023 TV premiere schedule to see what else is popping up within the meantime.