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Ted Lasso
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Genre
Based onFormat and characters from NBC Sports
Developed by
Starring
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Brendan Hunt
  • Joe Kelly
  • Jeff Ingold
  • Bill Wrubel
Running time29–33 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseAugust 14, 2020 (2020-08-14) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Ted Lasso is an American comedy streaming television series developed by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, based on a character of the same name whom Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports' coverage of the Premier League.[1] The series premiered with the first three episodes on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020,[2] and was renewed five days later for a second season of 12 episodes, which premiered on July 23, 2021.[3][4][5] In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.[6]

Premise[edit]

American Ted Lasso, a coach of college-level American football, is unexpectedly recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience in association football.

The series has drawn comparisons to the takeover of Chester City F.C. by American gridiron coach Terry Smith in 1999, who subsequently installed himself as first-team manager.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach who led the Wichita State Shockers to a Division II National Collegiate Athletic Association championship. He is hired to coach AFC Richmond, an association football team. A folksy American, he is seen as unsophisticated but is smarter than he looks. He loves to coach and cares more about people than wins.
  • Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton, the new owner of AFC Richmond following her divorce settlement. She initially wants to ruin the team as it was the only thing her ex-husband loved, but slowly comes around due to Ted's coaching.
  • Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins, the sycophantic Director of Football Operations who is helping Welton ruin the team, but who slowly becomes sympathetic to Ted's ways.
  • Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt, a young up-and-coming striker, who played for Richmond on loan before returning to Manchester City near the end of the season. Egotistical, he is a foil for the team spirit Ted is trying to instill at Richmond.
  • Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent, an aging, often angry box-to-box midfielder who won the Champions League with Chelsea eight years ago, who retired after a knee injury during a match against Manchester City in the season 1 finale.
  • Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard, Lasso's taciturn long-time assistant and friend.
  • Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley, the team's former kit man-turned assistant coach who lacks confidence but knows a lot about football. Ted calls him "Nate the Great".
  • Juno Temple as Keeley Jones, a model who works for AFC Richmond and is Jamie's ex-girlfriend and now Roy's girlfriend.
  • Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (season 2), a sports psychologist for AFC Richmond.[8]

Recurring[edit]

  • Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya, a young right back from Nigeria who is struggling to find his footing and overcome homesickness.
  • Stephen Manas as Richard Montlaur, a young French player.
  • Billy Harris as Colin, a young player.
  • Kola Bokinni as Isaac, the vice-captain of AFC Richmond.
  • Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas, a young player from Mexico who joins AFC Richmond. Aside from being cheerful and enthusiastic, he is a talented footballer, making Jamie feel threatened he will replace him as the team's star.
  • James Lance as Trent Crimm, a skeptical reporter for The Independent who is very critical of Ted's coaching but touched by his compassion.
  • Jimmy Akingbola as Ollie, Ted's driver when he arrives in England, who also works at a local restaurant.
  • Anthony Head as Rupert Mannion, Rebecca's cheating ex-husband and the former owner of AFC Richmond.
  • Keeley Hazell as Bex, Rupert's new girlfriend.
  • Andrea Anders as Michelle Lasso, Ted's wife who requested distance in their relationship.
  • Ellie Taylor as Flo "Sassy" Collins, Rebecca's best friend who becomes attracted to Ted.
  • Annette Badland as Mae, the local publican
  • Arlo White as himself, providing commentary before the matches.
  • Fleur East as herself (season 2), the host of Lust Conquers All, the reality dating show that Jamie appears on.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
110August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)
212[3][9]July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)[9]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [10]
11"Pilot"Tom MarshallStory by : Jason Sudeikis & Bill Lawrence & Brendan Hunt & Joe Kelly
Teleplay by : Jason Sudeikis & Bill Lawrence
August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
Recently divorced Rebecca Welton is the new owner of AFC Richmond, a struggling team in the Premier League. To seek revenge on her ex-husband who cheated on her multiple times and was never blamed for it, Rebecca resolves to hire the most incompetent coach she can find to ruin the club, as it was the only thing her ex ever loved. To this end she hires Ted Lasso, an American Football coach from Kansas City. Ted had recently led a Division 2 American football team to a title, but knows nothing about soccer. Arriving in Richmond with his assistant, Coach Beard, he tries to connect to his new compatriots with his positive, folksy charm, but the team hates him anyway. He is thought of as a rube, but it soon becomes clear he is smarter than he looks. In his apartment at night, he speaks to his son and wife on the phone and hints that he took the job because his wife had wanted "space".
22"Biscuits"Zach BraffStory by : Brendan Hunt & Jason Sudeikis
Teleplay by : Joe Kelly
August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
On his first day at AFC Richmond, Ted attempts to win over the players and management. He brings Rebecca shortbread as a present; she rebuffs his attempt at friendliness but becomes obsessed with the biscuits. He quickly sees the team has a division in the locker room: Roy Kent, an aging star, is constantly angry and at odds with Jamie Tartt, a young egotistical talent. Seeing that another player, Sam Obisanya, is homesick for Nigeria, Ted throws him a birthday party even though the team had lost a game earlier in the day. Trying to win over Jamie, Ted seeks advice from Keeley, Jamie's model girlfriend. She advises praise, which Ted does. In an attempt to cause more problems for the team, Rebecca has a tabloid photograph Lasso and Keeley seemingly being intimate with each other, with the intent of enraging Jamie. It is revealed that Ted bakes the biscuits he gives Rebecca himself.
33"Trent Crimm: The Independent"Tom MarshallJane BeckerAugust 14, 2020 (2020-08-14)
Knowing that tabloid newspaper The Sun has photographs of them, Ted and Keeley go to Rebecca. She has their publication stopped, fearful they will be traced back to her, but in exchange Ted has to spend the day with Trent Crimm, a tough reporter for The Independent. Crimm arrives skeptical. He finds out Ted's new plays were conceived by Nate, the kit man. When Crimm asks him about the appropriateness of throwing Sam's birthday party after the previous week's loss, Ted tells him he's not concerned with wins and losses. Ted, Crimm, and Roy go to a local school event and win over the children. Roy reluctantly confronts Jamie and a few other players who have been bullying Nate. Ted invites Crimm to dinner, at a restaurant owned by the driver who picked him up at the airport. Ted, never having had Indian food before, gets very spicy food but eats it all to be polite. Crimm's write-up about the "Lasso Way" is positive, enraging Rebecca.
44"For the Children"Tom MarshallJamie LeeAugust 21, 2020 (2020-08-21)
The team loses again, prompting Roy and Jamie to fight even more. Rebecca, whilst preparing for the annual charity ball, learns that Robbie Williams cancelled on her unexpectedly, so she relies on Higgins to find another musical act. Roy and Jamie constantly feud, provoking Keeley to become mad. Rupert, Rebecca's ex-husband, arrives, and runs the auction. Ted, who's trying to control Roy and Jamie's arguments, deduces that Rupert was the one responsible for Robbie Williams cancelling in order to embarrass Rebecca. Rebecca later bonds with Keeley, and she convinces Keeley to break up with Jamie. Roy and Jamie make up and resolve not to fight anymore. Rebecca, enraged at Rupert's sudden appearance (and the fact that he donated one million pounds to the charity event to seem better than her) gets drunk with Keeley and the two ride in a rickshaw. Ted helps Higgins find an unknown street performer to replace the previous musician, and he is met with great reception.
55"Tan Lines"Elliot HegartyBrett GoldsteinAugust 28, 2020 (2020-08-28)
Ted's wife and son finally arrive, and they have fun together as a family, until Ted finds his wife in tears. She confides in him that though she desperately wishes otherwise, her feelings for him and their relationship have changed. She promises to keep trying regardless. Keeley attends a promotion shoot she had organized for Jamie. Rebecca and Roy both seem concerned that Keeley is wasting her time with Jamie, but Keeley reassures them that her relationship with Jamie is over. On the field, Jamie continues to refuse to pass to his teammates and scores goals alone, leading fans and commentators to believe that AFC Richmond are solely reliant on Jamie. Ted sees how bad this is for the team's morale and benches Jamie right before half-time. This is met with harsh criticism from fans. Unfazed, Ted encourages his team to embrace change and believe in themselves. The team works together and manages to break the 2–2 tie to win the match. Ted, Beard, and Nate rejoice with the team. Later that evening, Ted tells Michelle that she does not need to try for his sake to make their marriage work. He wishes her and their son farewell.
66"Two Aces"Elliot HegartyBill WrubelSeptember 4, 2020 (2020-09-04)
Ted struggles emotionally with the end of his marriage, but is buoyed by Richmond's first win. The press continues to treat Rebecca badly, calling her "Old Rebecca" after Bex, whose full name is also Rebecca, begins dating Rupert, and Jamie and Ted continue to clash over his role with the team. Jamie sees his power weaken when Dani Rojas, a new, enthusiastic player who is just as good as Jamie, joins the team. The two form a rivalry, but Dani gets mysteriously injured, and Ted learns of ghosts haunting the team's treatment room. Ted makes the team sacrifice something special to them to lift the curse, and even Jamie joins in, after inspirational words from Keeley. The next morning, Ted discovers that Jamie has been returned to Manchester City, who had loaned Jamie to AFC Richmond for the season. Dani tries to cheer him up, but nothing happens. Rebecca works to derail the team.
77"Make Rebecca Great Again"Declan LowneyStory by : Joe Kelly & Brendan Hunt
Teleplay by : Jason Sudeikis
September 11, 2020 (2020-09-11)
AFC Richmond travels to Liverpool for its game against rivals Everton, which they have been unable to beat for the last sixty years. The game is being held on the weekend of Rebecca and Rupert's wedding anniversary, so Keeley tags along to cheer Rebecca up. They meet Rebecca's old friend Flo Collins, who immediately takes a liking to Ted. That night, Ted, reluctant to sign the divorce papers, gets drunk and snaps at Nate. The next morning, Ted apologizes and asks Nate to share some of his ideas. Nate gives the team an inspiring, if insulting, pre-game speech, and they win the game. That evening, the team goes out to celebrate at a karaoke bar, where Rebecca reveals her beautiful voice. Ted tries to enjoy the evening, but suffers a panic attack and stumbles out of the building, where Rebecca finds and comforts him. Ted retreats to his hotel room, where he is visited by Flo. Roy kisses Keeley, then leaves abruptly.
88"The Diamond Dogs"Declan LowneyLeann BowenSeptember 18, 2020 (2020-09-18)
Ted talks about his troubles concerning Flo with Beard, Nate, and Higgins, and he nicknames the group the "Diamond Dogs". Keeley talks with Roy and asks him to go out for coffee, which he declines due to being busy. Later that night, Jamie visits Keeley and she asks him to stay. Keeley later admits to Roy that she slept with Jamie, and Roy talks to Ted, who enlists the help of the Diamond Dogs. They help Roy see another perspective, and he goes off with Keeley. Ted thanks Rebecca for her help during his first panic attack and offers to help her when she meets other team owners later that afternoon at a pub. There, Rebecca is blindsided by Rupert, who threatens to come to each game and criticize her handling of the team. In response, Ted makes a wager with Rupert over a game of darts. Ted wins, much to Rebecca's delight. On their way to dinner, Keeley and Roy's kiss is caught on camera by a paparazzi. Roy steals the paparazzi's memory card, but the next morning in Rebecca's office, Higgins gets upset at her, quitting, and Keeley storms into her office, having realized her plan to ruin the team, and threatens to tell Ted.
99"All Apologies"MJ DelaneyPhoebe WalshSeptember 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
Rebecca still has not told Ted about her attempts to sabotage the team, and on the pitch, Roy is showing his age and there are calls to bench him. Ted refuses to do it, alienating him from the others. After Keeley's prompting, Rebecca tries to tell Ted, but finds she cannot and immediately afterwards, Rupert comes and tells her he's having a baby with Bex. Rebecca marches down to Ted's office and confesses, but he easily forgives. Ted tells Roy he is benching him. Roy feels betrayed and goes to Keeley, who tells him he is more than just a footballer. Having been forgiven, Rebecca then seeks out Higgins and apologizes to him. Higgins returns to the club. In the bar, after Ted again states he is not concerned about wins, Beard angrily tells Ted that winning is important to him and the players. Ted finds Roy outside the pub, and the two talk. Roy admits his age and they agree that they will claim Roy is injured so as not to embarrass him with a benching. At the next practice, Roy surprises Ted by showing up and donning a second team pinny, accepting his new role while still leading the team as they approach their last match.
1010"The Hope that Kills You"MJ DelaneyStory by : Joe Kelly & Jason Sudeikis
Teleplay by : Brendan Hunt
October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)
Nate is promoted to coach, and he shows an inspirational video interview of Jamie, but after Jamie insults the team, they don't watch it. Rebecca inspires Ted to cause chaos on the pitch and confuse the other team. Manchester City take the lead of 1-0 in second half, but Richmond pulls a trick play set-piece and scores to tie up the match; however it is hopeless as Jamie makes an extra pass to a teammate who scores and wins the game for Manchester City. Heartbroken by the result and relegation, Ted attempts to cheer everyone up with some advice he offered Sam earlier in the season, and that together they will get through it. Coach Beard brings Jamie an envelope from Ted with a letter congratulating him for the extra pass and a toy soldier to look after him, having seen his father berate him for not scoring. Meeting with Rebecca the next morning, Ted attempts to resign, but she rebuffs him; instead, together they decide to win promotion next season, and then to win the Premier League once they are back.

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [11][12]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date [9]
111"Goodbye Earl"Declan LowneyBrendan HuntJuly 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)
The episode starts mid season, as Richmond has drawn their last seven games. Dani Rojas prepares to kick a game winning penalty, but he accidentally kills Richmond's greyhound mascot Earl as he jumps in front of the goal to attack a bird. Dani is guilt-ridden and loses his football skills. Meanwhile, a newly retired Roy is coaching an Under 9 Girls Football team and dating Keeley. They go on a double date with Rebecca's new boyfriend John, but Roy convinces Rebecca after the date that she deserves someone better. To help Dani recover from his "yips", Richmond hires a sports psychologist Doctor Sharon Fieldstone, whose stern and disciplinary attitude clashes with Ted. Rebecca breaks things off with John. After meeting with Doctor Sharon, Dani regains his enthusiasm for football and converts a corner kick goal in practice. As result, more players begin to request sessions with Sharon. The episode ends with Roy and his yoga group watching Lust Conquers All (a Love Island-style reality show) that Jamie Tartt happens to be on. Roy is livid with his group for liking Jamie.
122"Lavender"Declan LowneyLeann BowenJuly 30, 2021 (2021-07-30)
Jamie is voted out of Lust Conquers All, leading him to unsuccessfully attempt a return to Manchester City. Higgins hires Sharon for the rest of the season. Jamie approaches Ted to rejoin Richmond and reveals that he left Manchester City to anger his overbearing father. Ted politely declines his request to rejoin. When a picture of their conversation goes viral, Sam believes Jamie, who repeatedly bullied him, is returning and angrily storms off during practice. Ted assures Sam that he said no. After the girls team Roy coaches loses their championship, Keeley convinces Roy to try out a pundit job at Sky Sports. Despite his heavy cursing drawing the ire of his other pundits, Roy's commentary is very positively received by the public and the network asks him to return. Wanting to give Jamie a second chance, Ted reconsiders adding him to the team and polls the Diamond Dogs on their opinions. Higgins votes for the addition, while Beard and Nate vote against it. Roy admits to Keeley that he enjoyed being on the show. Jamie rejoins Richmond, to the players' confusion.
133"Do the Right-est Thing"TBATBAAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was commissioned in October 2019 by Apple TV+, with Jason Sudeikis reprising his role as Lasso. Sudeikis originally debuted the titular character in 2013 as part of a series of commercials for NBC Sports promoting their coverage of the Premier League, in which Lasso is depicted as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.[13] Television producer and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence was brought in to work on a television series based around the character in 2017.[14]

On August 19, 2020, Apple TV+ renewed the series for a 10-episode second season.[3] It was later confirmed that the second season had been expanded to 12 episodes.[4] On October 28, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.[6] On an episode of the Scrubs rewatch podcast Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach + Donald, Lawrence indicated that Ted Lasso will be likely a "three-season show" due to the limited availability of Sudeikis beyond the third season. Lawrence went on to say that the story has a planned resolution within those three seasons.[15]

Filming[edit]

Production began on the second season in January 2021.[16] In March 2021, Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham were spotted filming outside a pub in London.[17] Filming wrapped for the second season on June 4, 2021.[18]

Release[edit]

The first season of Ted Lasso premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020, and ran for 10 episodes, until October 2, 2020.[2][19] On August 19, 2020, it was renewed for a second season consisting of 12 episodes, which premiered on July 23, 2021.[3][4][5] In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.[6]

In March 2021, Bill Lawrence revealed that official Ted Lasso merchandise would be for sale ahead of the season two premiere.[20] The merchandise, including football jerseys, became available in June 2021.[21]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis' performance as Ted Lasso was praised by critics

Season 1[edit]

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 91% based on 65 reviews, with an average rating of 7.94/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Warm and winsome, if not particularly hilarious, Ted Lasso fleshes out its promo premise with unrelenting optimism and a charming turn from Jason Sudeikis."[22] Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 71 out of 100 based on 21 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[23]

Kristen Baldwin of Entertainment Weekly gave the series an A- and wrote, "There's nothing groundbreaking about the way Ted Lasso's story beats play out, but the show—a mix of workplace antics, sentimental sports inspo, and soapy romance—is undeniably winning."[24] Reviewing the series for Rolling Stone, Alan Sepinwall described the series as "extremely likable throughout, but it's more a hypothetical comedy than an actual one. There are long stretches where Juno Temple is the only actor even trying to sell what few jokes are in the scripts." and gave a rating of 3/5.[25] Writing for The Guardian, Benjamin Lee gave it 2/5, describing it as "a show that isn't unwatchably bad but isn't really much of anything", and suggesting that some of its humor was "rooted in some questionable and uneasy stereotypes".[26]

As the season went on, critical appreciation for the show increased. After the eighth episode aired, Caroline Framke of Variety published a review with the headline "For Your Reconsideration: Ted Lasso". She went on to say, "Above all odds, Ted Lasso chipped away at my skepticism until there was none left — just like the character himself does to everyone he meets", adding, "At a time when just about everything feels catastrophic, there's something undeniably satisfying about spending some time with good people who are just trying to be the best they can, on and off the field."[27] Keri Lumm of Paste Magazine said, after the airing of the penultimate episode, "Ted Lasso is the wholesome American hero we need", going on to say "... the landscape of television has felt kind of gloomy, so imagine my surprise when I turned on the TV to Ted Lasso and felt a swelling of a now unfamiliar emotion—hope."[28] And after the finale aired, Lea Palmieri from Decider said, "I was a few weeks late to the game after the half-hour comedy premiered... but I saw the buzz building, specifically from people whose recommendations I trust, and so I gave it a go. Now? Well, I simply can't shut up about it and here we are." She goes on to say, "Every step of the way, Ted Lasso proves to be comforting and entertaining and somehow both a distraction and a reminder that kindness is out there, not just on this fictional show, not just across the pond, but deep in the heart of America too."[29]

Season 2[edit]

The second season of Ted Lasso was met with critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 99% based on 76 reviews, with an average rating of 8.64/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "As comforting as a buttery biscuit from a friend, Ted Lasso's sophomore season is a feel-good triumph that plays into the show's strengths while giving its supporting team more time on the pitch."[30] Metacritic gave the second season a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on 31 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2021 American Cinema Editors Awards Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television A.J. Catoline (for "The Hope That Kills You") Nominated [32]
Melissa McCoy (for "Make Rebecca Great Again") Won
American Film Institute Awards Top 10 Television Programs Ted Lasso Won [33]
Cinema Audio Society Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – Half Hour David Lascelles, Ryan Kennedy, Sean Byrne, Brent Findley, Marilyn Morris, George Murphy and Jordan McClain (for "The Hope that Kills You") Nominated [34]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Comedy Series Ted Lasso Won [35]
Best Actor in a Comedy Series Jason Sudeikis Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Hannah Waddingham Won
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Zach Braff (for "Biscuits") Nominated [36]
MJ Delaney (for "The Hope that Kills You") Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Ted Lasso Nominated [37]
Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Jason Sudeikis Won
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Streaming Series, Comedy Ted Lasso Pending [38]
Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy Jason Sudeikis Pending
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy Brett Goldstein Pending
Brendan Hunt Pending
Nick Mohammed Pending
Jeremy Swift Pending
Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy Juno Temple Pending
Hannah Waddingham Pending
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Score in a TV Show/Limited Series Tom Howe & Marcus Mumford Nominated [39]
Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action Under 35 Minutes Brent Findley, Kip Smedley, Bernard Weiser, Sharyn Gersh, Richard Brown, Jordan McClain, Sanaa Kelley & Matt Salib (for "The Hope That Kills You") Nominated [40]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Comedic Performance Jason Sudeikis Nominated [41]
Peabody Awards Entertainment Ted Lasso Won [42]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Ingold, Bill Wrubel, Liza Katzer, Jane Becker, Jamie Lee, Kip Kroeger, Brendan Hunt, Tina Pawlik and Joe Kelly Pending [43]
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jason Sudeikis (for "Pilot") Pending
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Brett Goldstein (for "All Apologies") Pending
Brendan Hunt (for "Two Aces") Pending
Nick Mohammed (for "Make Rebecca Great Again") Pending
Jeremy Swift (for "Biscuits") Pending
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Juno Temple (for "For the Children") Pending
Hannah Waddingham (for "All Apologies") Pending
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Zach Braff (for "Biscuits") Pending
Declan Lowney (for "Make Rebecca Great Again") Pending
MJ Delaney (for "The Hope that Kills You") Pending
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly (for "Pilot") Pending
Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly (for "Make Rebecca Great Again") Pending
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Theo Park Pending
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe Pending
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series A.J. Catoline (for "The Hope That Kills You") Pending
Melissa McCoy (for "Make Rebecca Great Again") Pending
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour) Paul Cripps and Iain White (for "For the Children") Pending
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation Brent Findley, Bernard Weiser, Kip Smedley, Richard David Brown, Sharyn Gersh, Sanaa Kelley and Matt Salib (for "The Hope That Kills You") Pending
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation Ryan Kennedy, Sean Byrne and David Lascelles (for "The Hope That Kills You") Pending
Producers Guild of America Awards Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Ingold, Bill Wrubel, Liza Katzer, Jane Becker, Jamie Lee, Kip Kroeger, Brendan Hunt, Tina Pawlik and Joe Kelly Nominated [44]
Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series Jason Sudeikis Nominated [45]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Annette Badland, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, James Lance, Nick Mohammed, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple & Hannah Waddingham Nominated [46]
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Jason Sudeikis Won
TCA Awards Program of the Year Ted Lasso Pending [47]
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Pending
Outstanding New Program Pending
Individual Achievement in Comedy Jason Sudeikis Pending
Hannah Waddingham Pending
Writers Guild of America Awards Comedy Series Jane Becker, Leann Bowen, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Jason Sudeikis, Phoebe Walsh and Bill Wrubel Won [48]
New Series Won
Episodic Comedy Jason Sudeikis & Bill Lawrence & Brendan Hunt & Joe Kelly (for "Pilot") Nominated

See also[edit]

  • The First Team, British sitcom featuring an American player who joins a Premier League club
  • Major League, 1989 film featuring misfit baseball players and a meddling new team owner
  • Hot Stove League, Korean drama series about a general manager with no experience in baseball hired to lead a struggling baseball team

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