Starz cancels Patrick Stewart comedy Blunt Talk
Blunt Talk has signed off the air.
Starz has opted not to renew the series for a third season, EW has confirmed. The Patrick Stewart comedy, which was originally given a two-season order, aired what will turn out to be the series finale on Dec. 11.
“We are grateful to Jonathan and Patrick for the tirades and laughs that Walter Blunt delivered to fans with such aplomb,” Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming, said in a statement. “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.”
Stewart starred as Walter Blunt, a British newscaster who moves to Los Angeles with the hopes of dominating American news television. Also starring Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver, the series was created by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) and executive-produced by MacFarlane (Family Guy).
The Hollywood Reporter first had the news.