Day: August 15, 2020

Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso: Grade It!

Ted Lasso isn’t the first series based on a character from a TV commercial — anyone else still haunted by ABC’s Cavemen? Or CBS’ Baby Bob? — but it might be the first good one.

The new Apple TV+ comedy, which hails from series star Jason Sudeikis and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, is based on a series of promotional videos for NBC Sports that aired in 2013. Seven years later, the Saturday Night Live vet reprises his role as an American football coach who is hired to manage an English soccer — err, football team… despite having zero soccer — err, football coaching experience. Its first three episodes dropped on Friday.

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The pilot reintroduces Sudeikis’ alter ego during a SportsCenter broadcast, where his unlikely hire is first announced. Despite his success leading a college team to its first-ever national title in American football, we find

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