Stewart’s Blunt Talk Axed

Blunt Talk, the Starz sitcom starring Sir Patrick Stewart, has been cancelled.

The show lasted for only two seasons before getting the ax. Low ratings were the cause of its demise, with the finale drawing a mere 134,000 total viewers and with only a 0.4 rating amongst the coveted 18-49 demographic.

Blunt Talk “revolved around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British transplant intent on conquering the world of American cable news.”

“We are grateful to Jonathan and Patrick for the tirades and laughs that Walter Blunt delivered to fans with such aplomb,” said Starz programming president 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.”

“I’m disappointed that Blunt Talk is cancelled,” said Stewart, via his Twitter account. “Walter’s voice is silenced. I loved him – but more I loved all my fellow actors and creators.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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