"Blunt Talk" (TV show) is a scripted comedy series on Starz that stars Patrick Stewart ("X-Men" franchise, "Ted") in the lead role of Walter Blunt.

The character-driven comedy revolves around Walter Blunt, 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 U.K. 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.

The cast also includes Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook") as Rosalie, Blunt's tough and motherly producer-manager, Adrian Scarborough ("The King's Speech") as Harry, Blunt's manservant, Dolly Wells ("Doll & Em,") as Celia, Blunt's head producer and writer, and Timm Sharp ("Enlightened") as Jim, Blunt's head writer. Richard Lewis ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") recurs as Dr. Weiss, Blunt's appointed therapist.

Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy," "Ted," "A Million Ways to Die in the West") and Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc. serve as executive producer. Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death"), who originated the idea for the series, also serves as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Tristram Shapeero ("Community") and Stephanie Davis ("Bored to Death") also serve as executive producers with Shapeero also serving as director. Stewart also serves as producer on the series.


Network: Starz
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: August 22, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Media Rights Capital (MRC)
Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc.

Starz Greenlights 2 Seasons of 'Blunt Talk' — From the minds of Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames, the new character-driven comedy revolves around Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Read more...

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