Can we bear such punny headlines? Anyway, Seth MacFarlane’s potty-mouthed bear is heading series-wards.

The main cast has just been announced, with MacFarlane the only returning member of the casts of Ted and Ted 2, voicing the sleazy – but often kind of cute – bear. Max Burkholder, Giorgia Whigham and Scott Grimes are set to star on the human side of things.

This series version is to be set in 1993, before the movies and when his thunder buddy who wished him to live, John, is 16 years old.

MacFarlane is also set to write and direct the series, which is expected to start airing later this year.

Here’s a surprisingly clean Ted refresher:

Ted at JB Hi-Fi.