FX Lands Rights to 'Ted'

The cable network continues its summer movie acquisition spree with the Seth MacFarlane comedy.
"Ted"  Universal

FX has picked up the rights to Seth MacFarlane's Ted.

The male-skewing cable network announced Monday that it has picked up the weekend's No. 1 film, acquiring Universal Pictures' Mark Wahlberg-Mila Kunis comedy for its commercial television premiere.

The pickup brings to 13 the number of No. 1 films that have landed at FX this year, including The Avengers, Men In Black III, Snow White and the Huntsman and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

FX continues to be home to such male-dominated fare including Charlie Sheen's comeback vehicle, Anger Management, as well as comedies including Louie and Wilfred.

Ted, the buddy comedy about a guy and his foul-mouthed teddy bear, debuted to $54.1 million at the domestic box office this weekend, the best showing ever for an original R-rated comedy.

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