'Ted Lasso' passes 'Glee' for most freshman Emmy nominations in history

Ted Lasso Locker Room
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What you need to know

  • Ted Lasso has passed Glee for the most Emmy nominations for a new comedy series.
  • The series received a total of 20 Emmy nominations for its first season.

Earlier today, Apple announced that its beloved comedy series Ted Lasso had been nominated for two more Emmy awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

That brought the total number of nominations to 20 and, according to CNN, broke an Emmy Awards record. According to the report, the Apple TV+ series has surpassed Glee as having the most nominations for a freshman comedy series. Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard in the series, says that he was surprised to find out he was also nominated for an Emmy.

"Getting nominated for an acting Emmy is as thrilling as it is surprising," said Hunt, who also shares two writing nominations with fellow writers Sudeikis, Joe Kelly and Bill Lawrence. "Not only was this kind of thing never something I was planning or pining for, but also I'm not even the "best supporting actor" on my own show. I am appreciative of, and humbled by, this recognition; but far more appreciative that so many of my castmates have received the same. We're a team, but maybe we're a team with a deep bench."

All of these nominations come right before the comedy series premieres its second season. If you haven't seen the trailer for the second season of Ted Lasso yet, check it out below:

The second season of Ted Lasso will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 23. If you want to enjoy the new season in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.