Blunt Talk (Starz) US

raigraphixs

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Seth MacFarlane and Patrick Stewart are teaming up for a new live-action scripted comedy series, Blunt Talk. The network has ordered two-seasons, 10 episodes each. Due to air in 2015.

Based on an idea from Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames.

Blunt Talk is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant he transplanted from the UK to join him in Los Angeles. The series follows the fallout from Blunt’s well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air.


Patrick Stewart;
"My career took an abrupt and radical left turn when Seth McFarlane created CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock on American Dad. This new character, Walter Blunt, is not at all like Avery, thank God, because this is live action and I am a Knight of the Realm. Blunt is, however, much smarter than Avery and has his own TV show, which has to be better than being Deputy Director of the CIA."


Starz CEO Chris Albrecht;
"In the character of Walter Blunt, Seth, Jonathan and Patrick have found the alchemy that makes a borderline alcoholic, mad-genius-Brit the man you want fighting in America’s corner. Seth and Jonathan have struck the right balance between biting wit and outright absurdity in building this world, and we cannot wait for Patrick to breathe life into Walter."
 

mafaa

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‘Blunt Talk': Elisabeth Shue & Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on Starz Comedy | Variety
Other guest stars for Season 1 include musician and actor Moby, Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Windell D. Middlebrooks (“Body Of Proof,” “Scrubs”) and Steve Valentine (“Anger Management”).

Alongside Stewart, Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) plays Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager; Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em,”) plays Celia, Blunt’s head producer and writer; and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”) plays Jim, Blunt’s head writer. Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will recur as Blunt’s therapist, Dr. Weiss. Ed Begley Jr. (“Arrested Development”), Mary Holland (“Silicon Valley,” “Parks and Recreation”), Karan Soni and Romany Malco have also booked recurring roles.

Starz Unveils First Teaser For New Patrick Stewart Comedy ‘Blunt Talk’

 
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krish

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Felt like an aging version of Californication (even though Duchovny is no spring chicken), with Adrian Scarborough the Charlie Runkle to Sir Pat's Hank Moody.

Nice cameo in the first few minutes. You'll probably guess who it is.

Those breasts!
 

krish

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This has been an excellent show, gets better each week. Quirky twisted fun which also delves into the characters a bit. Nice little appearance from Moby the other week (who also wrote the theme toon, sung the theme toon ...).
 

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