The Patrick Stewart-starrer, centers around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a Brit who’s intent on taking over American cable news with his nightly cable news show, aptly titled “Blunt Talk.” Besieged by his network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, ex-wives and children, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant (Adrian Scarborough) he transplanted from the UK to join him in Los Angeles.
Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests on Blunt’s (Patrick Stewart) show.
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.
The half-hour comedy hails from exec producer Seth MacFarlane and series creator Jonathan Ames who will also serve as an exec producer with Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis. Media Rights Capital (MRC) will produce.
“Blunt Talk” was handed a two-season, 20-episode commitment, and is set to bow this summer.