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Joel McHale & Giovanni Ribisi Join Seth MacFarlane's Comedy 'Ted'

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February 25, 2011
Source: Variety

Joel McHale / Giovanni Ribisi

With Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in final negotiations to star in "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane's raunchy comedy Ted, the cast is now growing even more. First, Deadline is reporting that "Community" star and "The Soup" host Joel McHale now has a role in the comedy, and Variety adds that Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) will be joining him. The story follows a 33-year old man (Wahlberg) whose teddy bear (to be created with CGI and voiced by MacFarlane) comes to life when he's young and poses problems for him as an adult when the bear's alcohol fueled, womanizing ways get in the way of marrying his girlfriend. Read on!

McHale will play Rex, the sleazy boss who is perpetually putting the moves on his employee (Kunis). Meanwhile, Ribisi will play Donny, a man who's obsessed with Ted for some reason. MacFarlane has plenty of experience with snarky, inappropriate talking animals on all his animated series, but I can't wait to see what he does behind the camera of a live-action comedy like this. In addition, likely without the use of random, pop culture infused cutaways for jokes, MacFarlane will be forced to really hone his comedy skills. I have every bit of faith in the guy and can't wait to see how this turns out. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

sounds good will be interesting to see how the CGI bear goes down... it'll either break the show or make it!

Darren Morgan on Feb 25, 2011

2

WINGER FOR THE WIN!! POP POP!!!

Voice of Reason on Feb 25, 2011

3

I really enjoyed then film when it was Drop Dead Fred.

Greg L on Feb 25, 2011

4

this sounds like it could be quirky and funny.

Anonymous on Feb 26, 2011

5

With all that creative talent, it's gotta be good

Sales1023 on Feb 26, 2011

6

Seth is a great storyteller. No doubt he'll make a great movie.

Mmarin1020 on Feb 26, 2011

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