Ted Lasso is an American sports comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, based on a character that Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of promotional media for NBC Sports' coverage of England's Premier League. The show follows Ted Lasso, an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English soccer team with the secret intention that his inexperience will lead it to failure, but whose folksy, optimistic leadership proves unexpectedly successful. The first season of ten episodes premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020, with three episodes followed by weekly installments. A second season of 12 episodes premiered on July 23, 2021. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on March 15, 2023. The series has received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its performances, humor, writing, themes, and uplifting tone.
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Hot Stove League , Korean drama series about a general manager with no experience in baseball hired to lead a struggling baseball team.
Major League , 1989 film featuring misfit baseball players and a meddling new team owner.
Mike Bassett: England Manager , 2001 British mockumentary comedy film about a coach who is hired from the lower leagues to manage the England team at the World Cup .
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Dream Team , British TV series featuring the on and off the field affairs of fictional Premier League club Harchester United.
Fictional sports coaches
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Screen Actors Guild Award winners
Fictional association football television series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series winners
Premier League on television
Television shows set in England
Peabody Award-winning television programs
American sports television series
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