Starz has cancelled the Blunt Talk TV show after just two seasons. Patrick Stewart starred in the live-action comedy, as broadcaster Walter Blunt. A Brit and veteran of the Falklands War, Blunt is hell-bent on succeeding in American cable news. Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Dolly Wells, Mary Holland, Karan Soni, and Timm Sharp also starred.
While Blunt Talk never earned big numbers for Starz, the ratings dropped sharply in season two. By the end of its second and final season, Blunt Talk averaged a .04 in the 18-49 demographic and drew an average total audience of fewer than 120,000 viewers. For comparison, Blunt Talk season one averaged a 0.08 in the demo and about 220,000 viewers.
Blunt Talk Cancelled After Two Seasons on Starz
Here is more, from Deadline:
“We are grateful to Jonathan and Patrick for the tirades and laughs that Walter Blunt delivered to fans with such aplomb,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming at Starz. “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.”
Starz ordered the first two seasons of Blunt Talk back in April of 2014. It seems clear that the ratings are to blame for the Blunt Talk cancellation.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Blunt Talk TV series? Do you think Starz should have cancelled or renewed Blunt Talk for a third season?