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Starz's 'Blunt Talk' with Patrick Stewart a weird and welcome addition

Starz's 'Blunt Talk' with Patrick Stewart a weird and welcome addition

Jonathan Ames, whose three-season HBO sitcom "Bored to Death" was one of the best things to cross a television screen in this century, has a new series, "Blunt Talk," premiering Saturday on Starz. And if it is not up to its predecessor's mark, it is nevertheless very much the work of the same singular mind, and therefore welcome to this world. Patrick Stewart plays Walter Blunt, a British news-anchor-cum-pundit, who despite being the star attraction of a fictional American cable news network is slipping in the ratings. His personal life, likewise, is increasingly a shambles. And his valet, Harry (Adrian Scarborough), has a tendency to enable the bad habits of his...

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