Ted Lasso Creators Tackle Controversy Over Season 3 Role: Addressing Talk Show Host’s Claim

Los Angeles, California (AP) – The creators of the hit TV show “Ted Lasso” are setting the record straight after talk show host Joy Behar claimed that she was offered an important role in the show’s upcoming third season. The creators, Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, denied Behar’s claim during a recent interview.

Behar, a co-host on “The View,” had stated on a previous episode that she had turned down a role on “Ted Lasso.” However, Lawrence and Sudeikis clarified that there was never an offer made to Behar for a role on the show. Sudeikis, who also plays the titular character in the series, expressed his confusion regarding Behar’s claim.

The dispute began when “Ted Lasso” star Brendan Hunt reached out to Behar on Twitter, jokingly stating, “I thought you turned us down in the seventh episode of season three?” Behar replied, “Yes, and I have regretted it ever since.” This exchange sparked speculation among fans and media outlets about Behar’s involvement with the show.

Now, the creators have put the rumors to rest. In their interview, Lawrence and Sudeikis affirmed that Behar’s claim was unfounded and that there was no truth to her statement. They emphasized that casting decisions for the show are made based on creative choices and that Behar was never considered for a role.

“Ted Lasso” has gained widespread acclaim for its heartwarming storytelling and Sudeikis’ portrayal of an American football coach who becomes a British soccer coach. The show has garnered a loyal fan base and has been praised for its positive depiction of characters and themes.

In light of Lawrence and Sudeikis’ response, it is clear that Behar’s claim of being offered a role on “Ted Lasso” was a misunderstanding or a miscommunication. The creators have clarified that no such offer was ever made to Behar, putting an end to the speculation surrounding her involvement with the show.

As “Ted Lasso” continues to captivate audiences with its humor and heart, fans can rest assured that the upcoming third season will feature a cast carefully chosen by the creators. Lawrence and Sudeikis remain focused on delivering an engaging and authentic story that has resonated with viewers around the world.

In summary, the creators of “Ted Lasso” have refuted Joy Behar’s claim of being offered a role in the show. They have clarified that no such offer was made, putting an end to the speculation. As fans eagerly await the third season, they can trust that the cast will be selected based on creative choices, ensuring the continued success of the beloved series.