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Ted 2 gets release date of 2015

Seth MacFarlane's Ted sequel will return to cinemas in June 2015, Universal Studios have confirmed.

Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as immature John Bennett, alongside his not-so-cuddly teddy bear sidekick Ted (voiced by Seth), for the eagerly awaited follow-up, reported The Wrap.

Seth - who made his directing debut in the first film, which he also wrote and co-produced - will return in all four capacities again for the next instalment.

The 39-year-old - the brains behind Family Guy and American Dad! - has been hard at work with his second film, the Western A Million Ways To Die In The West, starring himself with Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.

Ted, which also starred Mila Kunis, Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi, was a huge box office success when it was released in 2012 and became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

The film's opening theme tune, Everybody Needs A Best Friend, received an Oscar nomination for best original song, although it lost out to Adele's title track to the James Bond film Skyfall.

Mark previously confirmed that a sequel was in the works.

He told US talk show host Anderson Cooper: "There is a Ted 2. We've already locked a deal. They're off writing now and I've never done a sequel before, but I have just so much confidence in Seth. He's such a talented and funny guy."

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