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Starz is taking Walter Blunt off the air.
Deadline reports that the cabler has decided to cancel Blunt Talk after two seasons. The half-hour comedy series, created by Jonathan Ames (HBO’s Bored to Death), stars Patrick Stewart and comes from Seth MacFarlane and MRC.
Blunt Talk saw Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British newscaster determined to conquer American cable news with the help of his alcoholic and drug-addicted manservant/friend Harry (Adrian Scarborough).
“We are grateful to Jonathan and Patrick for the tirades and laughs that Walter Blunt delivered to fans with such aplomb,” said Starz’s President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik. “While Walter may not be returning to the airwaves, we are incredibly proud of the work that was done these past two seasons by our wonderful partners and collaborators on Blunt Talk, from Seth MacFarlane and our studio MRC, to our actors, writers and crew. It was a very special show with a heartfelt message. It was an honor serving you, Major.”
Along with Stewart and Scarborough Blunt Talk had an impressively stacked supporting cast in Wild Horses’ Mary Holland, Enlightened and Undeclared‘s Timm Sharp, Jacki Weaver (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Animal Kingdom, Stoker), Doll & Em‘s Dolly Wells, and Karan Soni (Safety Not Guaranteed, Betas, Deadpool). The series also brought on a great group of guest stars including Jason Schwartzman, Brett Gelman, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Scheer, Pat Healy, Sharon Lawrence, Jerry Minor, Rob Huebel, John Hodgman, Angela Kinsey, Fred Armisen, and Stacey Keach.