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Patrick Stewart Suits Up in First Look Still From Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Blunt Talk’ (Photos)

“Star Trek” alum reports for duty on set of upcoming Starz comedy

Looking dapper as always, Patrick Stewart.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” alum Stewart began production on the Starz series “Blunt Talk” — which counts “Family Guy” honcho among its executive producers — this week, and the network has released a pair of photos as a first look at what’s to come.

“Blunt Talk,” which has been ordered for two 10-episode seasons, stars Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news, despite the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. 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 (played by Adrian Scarborough) he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles.

Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”) and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”) round out the cast, with Richard Lewis set to recur as Dr. Weiss, Blunt’s appointed therapist.

In addition to MacFarlane, the half-hour comedy, from Media Rights Capital, is executive produced by Jonathan Ames (who originated the idea for the series), Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis.

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