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Mad Men star John Slattery boards Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2

28 September 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mad Men star John Slattery has been cast in director Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2.

Slattery is joining the upcoming comedy film in an undisclosed role, according to Entertainment Weekly.

He will be appearing alongside the recently-cast Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert and Liam Neeson in the sequel to 2012's Ted.

Mark Wahlberg is back as the hapless John Bennett, while MacFarlane will provide the voice of the talking plush bear Ted.

Amanda Seyfried will appear as the new female lead, stepping in for the first movie's star Mila Kunis.

Seyfrie worked with MacFarlane on his most recent film A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Ted 2 opens on June 26, 2015 in the Us and July 10, 2015 in the UK. »

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Ted Danson explains the secret to comedy, why actors keep working

28 September 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Ahead of CSI’s Sept. 28 season premiere (10 p.m. Et on CBS), Ted Danson joined EW’s Kyle Anderson for a SiriusXM Town Hall to talk about his lengthy career. Listen to two highlights below.

In the first clip, after an audience member asks him about being mocked on Seinfeld (he has neither as much money as George Costanza thought he had, nor a plane), Danson reveals the secret to comedy: “I’ve discovered that you don’t have to be the one telling the joke. As long as you’re in the room with funny, you get credit for funny, »

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Liam Neeson Joins Ted 2

27 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Liam Neeson has once again teamed up with Seth MacFarlane, this time for the writer-director's upcoming film Ted 2. The two previously worked together on A Million Ways to Die in the West in which Neeson played the evil villain. MacFarlane revealed the news himself on Twitter saying:

"Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman.  Not a bad week for #Ted2."

There's no word on how big of a part he'll play, but it might just be a cameo role since it sounds like he one shot for one day. But you never know, he could always come back for more shooting. I do hope that Neeson's part is more comedic than the last one.

Freeman has a decent sized role in the film though as a civil rights lawyer who takes Ted on as a client. Mark Wahlberg is reprising his role, and the leading lady playing opposite him is being played by Amanda Seyfried. »

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'The Simpsons' boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an 'iconic' character

26 September 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Simpsons” boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an “iconic” character “I’ve done everything I can to temper any disappointment by saying that, although the press is claiming this is an ‘iconic’ character, we never said that,” says executive producer Al Jean, in an interview with TVLine. “We just said it’s a ‘beloved’ character. I think it may have become overhyped, though I’ve never heard the term ‘underhyped’ before. Either way, it’s an emotional story, and it’s one we’re really proud of.” Plus: What TV critics said of “The Simpsons” when it debuted, and how “The Simpsons” looks at night -- illustrated. “Family Guy’s” crossover with “The Simpsons” is alternately fascinating, frustrating, amusing and annoying In other words, it’s your typical “Family Guy” episode. “Family Guy” Season 13: Stewie will get pregnant »

- Norman Weiss

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John Slattery and Liam Neeson Also Part of Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

26 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Briefly: With production on Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel Ted 2 shooting in Boston right now, some small casting tidbits and other details have been trickling online. Morgan Freeman has already been revealed to have a pivotal role as a civil rights lawyer helping Ted with some legal troubles, and Mark Wahlberg revealed his Flash Gordon motorcycle. And now we have word from MacFarlane himself that his A Million Ways to Die in the West star Liam Neeson will have a small role in the film, and EW has learned that "Mad Men" star John Slattery is also involved somehow, likely in cameo roles. No word on their characters, but they're both welcome additions to the cast, and hopefully have hilarious roles in the film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ellen Page and Kate Mara Are Your Dream Detectives, Bill & Ted 3 Is Happening + More In Today’s First Dibs

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ellen Page and Kate Mara star in a new, hilarious parody of True Detective, Bill & Ted 3 is officially happening, and Derek Jeter says goodbye to Yankee Stadium in dramatic fashion — all of that most excellent news and more in First Dibs.

Ellen Page and Kate Mara may in fact be the true detective dream team. [Funny or Die] Most excellent news: Bill & Ted 3 is happening! [Time] In case you missed Derek Jeter’s final home game at Yankee Stadium, it was a smash hit. Jeter delivered a game-winning hit in dramatic fashion. [USA Today] Not only did Columbus Short host a Scandal viewing party and live tweet the premiere episode, he also dropped a new song called “Gladiators.” [Vibe] How well do you know Kill Bill? Can you identify every pop culture reference like this super fan? [EW] A very pregnant Mila Kunis was spotted shopping at Target — just like the rest of us. [The Daily Mail] Good news for Mad Men fans, »

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Movie News - Liam Neeson Joins Ted 2

25 September 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Liam Neeson is on board to to star in 'Ted 2.' The 62-year-old actor has landed a starring role in Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel, which follows the adventures of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and his living brown bear, Ted (MacFarlane). The 40-year-old director-turned-producer announced the news on his Twitter account last night (24.09.14), by tweeting: ''Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2. (sic).'' Freeman, 77, will reportedly play a civil rights lawyer in the movie and, although plot details are being kept tightly underwraps, it is thought his character will step in to help the foul-mouthed bear when he finds himself in a spot of legal trouble mid-way through the film. MacFarlane, who is writing, directing and starring in the movie, wanted high-profile actors to join the sequel and had his eye on a number of stars from the beginning. 'Ted 2', »

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Forget Flash Gordon! Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman Join 'Ted 2'

25 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Amanda Seyfried will also step in for Mila Kunis for the sequel.

Ted 2 is shaping up to have some real star power!

Seth MacFarlane returns as the foul-mouthed teddy bear next summer along with his best bud, Mark Wahlberg. On Wednesday, the comic mastermind has revealed two new high profile castings for the sequel.

Watch: Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium

MacFarlane confirmed that both Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson will join the comedy via his Twitter account. It's not yet clear what type of roles they each will be playing, but we are pretty confident that whatever they do will be hilarious.

The hit 2012 film memorably featured a cameo from Flash Gordon (aka Sam Jones) as a heightened version of himself – snorting cocaine and fighting with a neighbor named Ming.

News: Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures Sued Over 'Ted'

Mila Kunis is not expected to return for the sequel (she's understandably busy). Amanda Seyfried has been »

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Neeson Joins 'Ted 2' Cast

25 September 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Liam Neeson must have enjoyed his time on the set of Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the actor has boarded MacFarlane's next, Ted 2. The first Ted was a massive hit for the writer/director/actor and, while audiences didn't show much love to A Million Ways, there's still a lot of buzz around this sequel. 

Nothing is known about the plot of the film at this time, but we do know that the cast will include a returning Mark Wahlberg, as well as new faces Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, and what is sure to be a litany of celebrity cameos. Could it be that Ted gets kidnapped, and Wahlberg's John Bennett has to enlist the help of a mysterious specialist (Neeson) to track him down? Lord knows with the number of carbon copy films Neeson has been up to lately, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Here's What's New on Netflix for October 2014

25 September 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for October 2014? You've come to the right place.

We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 5 of "The Vampire Diaries" or something.

Here's a much larger rundown of what subscribers can expect in September, courtesy of Netflix. All title dates are subject to change.

Available October 1

"Annie" (1982)

Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks' (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett). Directed by John Huston, Annie features the hit song "Tomorrow."

"Annie: A Royal Adventure" (1995)

Annie, the charming orphan with a head full of red curls, »

- Tim Hayne

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Liam Neeson Re-teams With Seth MacFarlane for 'Ted 2'

25 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After working together on the less-than-successful western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West," Liam Neeson and Seth MacFarlane are still trying to create comic gold together, and are teaming up again for "Ted 2."

MacFarlane confirmed Neeson's involvement in the project on Twitter Wednesday, writing that the actor was on set shooting scenes earlier in the week. He also noted that Morgan Freeman was currently filming for the sequel to "Ted," the 2012 talking bear flick starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, with MacFarlane voicing the foul-mouthed title character.

Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.

- Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014

MacFarlane and Wahlberg are back for round two with the sequel, and Amanda Seyfried is filling in for Kunis in the female lead role this time around. There's no word on who Neeson is playing, but any cameo from the action star will be a welcome one. »

- Katie Roberts

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Liam Neeson Joins Ted Sequel

25 September 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

After working together on "A Million Ways to Die in the West," Seth MacFarlane just announced that Liam Neeson has joined the cast of his upcoming "Ted" sequel. It's not clear what role he'll play. The plot has yet to be revealed, but we know that in the new movie, John Bennet (Mark Wahlberg) is separated from Lori (Mila Kunis) and finds a new love-interest (Amanda Seyfried). Wahlberg said that Ted won't like that John has a new woman in his life, but has bigger things to deal with. "Ted 2" is once again directed by Seth MacFarlane and co-stars Morgan Freeman. It's set to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015. »

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Liam Neeson joins Ted 2

25 September 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

MacFarlane hires a particular set of skills. Liam Neeson has signed up to play an unknown role in the sequel to Seth MacFarlane's Ted, it has been reported. Neeson, who last worked with the Family Guy creator on A Million Ways To Die In The West, joins Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, and Mad Men's John Slattery in the sequel. »

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Liam Neeson will appear in Ted 2

24 September 2014 11:17 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Comedy sequel Ted 2 is busy adding some extra stardust to its ensemble, with news breaking that Liam Neeson will play some part in the new film. The news was revealed by director Seth MacFarlane, who took to Twitter to announce Neeson’s involvement, having previously worked with the star on A Million Ways To Die In The West. “Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman,” reads the social media update. “Not a bad week for #Ted2.” We know that Freeman will be playing a civil rights lawyer who comes to the rescue when Ted finds...

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Liam Neeson Has a Role in ‘Ted 2′

24 September 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Seth MacFarlane had a pretty successful debut as a feature film director when the TV titan called the shots on the raunchy comedy Ted. That twisted coming-of-age tale about a man and his talking teddy bear scored a mostly positive critical reception (read our review) while breaking the bank at the box office ($218.8 million).

Despite using his involvement with one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedies of all-time as a principle selling point, MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West could not reach the bar that Ted set. The former proved to be a commercial flop with unfavorable review scores earlier this year – and thus, the Family Guy creator went from having a ...

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- Chris Agar

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Exclusive: 'Mad Men's' John Slattery joining Liam Neeson in 'Ted 2'

24 September 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Liam Neeson doesn't care that "A Million Ways to Die in the West" was a box-office disappointment - he's gonna star in "Ted 2" anyway. The "Taken 3" actor has signed on for the forthcoming comedy sequel, director Seth MacFarlane revealed on Twitter today. Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2. — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014 In addition, HitFix has exclusively learned that "Mad Men" star John Slattery is on board for the film. No specifics on either role is available at this time. With nearly $550 million at the box office worldwide, "Ted" became one of the biggest hits of 2012 and the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Mark Wahlberg, MacFarlane (as the voice of the foul-mouthed title character), Patrick Warburton and Jessica Barth are set to return for the followup alongside franchise newcomers Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman and Dennis Haysbert. Are you looking forward »

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Liam Neeson Will Appear In Ted 2

24 September 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Liam Neeson clearly enjoyed working with Seth MacFarlane on A Million Ways To Die In The West, even if the box office figures suggest that few moviegoers shared that enthusiasm. The Taken tough guy is appearing in MacFarlane’s latest, comedy sequel Ted 2, as announced in a tweet from the writer/director himself.Neeson is not alone in joining the film. Hitfix has learned that Mad Men’s John Slattery is aboard in an equally unspecified capacity. Whether the pair are key members of the cast or simply popping up for cameos remains to be seen; given the scattershot style of MacFarlane’s works, it could be either.Ted 2 follows up the misadventures of the potty-mouthed toy bear (MacFarlane on voice duty) who was brought to life by a wish from John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). Few details have emerged about the plot this time, but it may see »

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Casting: Dormer, Neeson, Butterfield, Williams

24 September 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Patient Zero

"Game of Thrones" and "Rush" actress Natalie Dormer is set to head up Stefan Ruzowitzky's action thriller "Patient Zero" for Screen Gems. Mike Le penned the script while Vincent Newman is producing.

The story focuses on an unprecedented global rabies pandemic that causes the evolution of a new species - violence-addicted predators. An inexplicably gifted human survivor with the ability to speak the new mutant language leads a hunt to find a cure. [Source: Deadline]

Ted 2

Liam Neeson has scored a role in Seth MacFarlane's upcoming sequel to his hit comedy "Ted". Both Neeson and his "Batman Begins" co-star Morgan Freeman have been on the set to film this week. MacFarlane is returning to helm, co-write the script and voice the ribald title character. [Source: Twitter]

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Asa Butterfield ("Ender's Game," "Hugo") is circling and is director Tim Burton's choice for a pivotal »

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'Ted 2' Brings in Liam Neeson

24 September 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ted 2 writer-director Seth MacFarlane confirmed on his Twitter page today that Liam Neeson has joined the cast of his comedy sequel. Take a look at what he had to say below, revealing that Morgan Freeman is on the set today.

Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.

Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014

We reported earlier this month that Morgan Freeman is playing an iconic defense attorney, who was hired by Ted (Seth MacFarlane) to get him over some legal issues. This is the first we've heard about Liam Neeson being cast, but it seems likely that he will only have a cameo appearance. Our report from two weeks ago revealed that director Seth MacFarlane is populating most of his supporting cast with cameos from A-list celebrities and other pop culture icons, in roles they have never portrayed before.

The sequel's cast also includes Mark Wahlberg, »

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Liam Neeson To Appear In ‘Ted 2′

24 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Seth MacFarlane has revealed that one of his stars from A Million Ways To Die In The West is to co-starin his next directorial effort, Ted 2. That man is the ever busy Liam Neeson, who stars in this past week’s big release A Walk Among The Tombstones. The news was confirmed via Twitter by MacFarlane himself.

Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.

Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014

Mark Wahlberg, MacFarlane (as the voice of Ted), Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman and Dennis Haysbert star in the film, which is due in cinemas next summer. The first film was a surprise hit back in 2012, taking a massive $549 million worldwide, from a budget of around $50 million. It was the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time up until that point.

Ted 2 is released in cinemas on the 26th June, 2015.

Source: Twitter »

- Paul Heath

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