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‘Blunt Talk’ Teaser: Patrick Stewart Character’s Falklands War Account Questioned By Bill O’Reilly

27 March 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames took a poke at Bill O’Reilly in a newly released teaser for their new Starz comedy series Blunt Talk about a frequently fractured British TV news legend Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart) now headlining a U.S. cable TV news network.  In the video short, one of Blunt’s minions reads a line from O’Reilly’s radio show in which O’Reilly dings Blunt for having claimed he was “wounded in the Falklands.” CBS News last month put online the video Fox N… »

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'Blunt Talk' Trailer Starring Patrick Stewart

27 March 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Starz Original series Blunt Talk released a first look teaser of the 10-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Mrc and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames (creator and showrunner), Stephanie Davis and Tristram Shapeero. The teaser will premiere on-air during the Black Sails finale on Saturday, March 28 at 9 Pm Et/Pt. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. The series will premiere on Starz in the summer of 2015.

Through the platform of his nightly cable news 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 »

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Watch: Patrick Stewart Goes Wild In New 'Blunt Talk' Teaser

27 March 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Starz Orders Two Seasons of Jonathan Ames' First Show Since 'Bored to Death,' Co-Produced by Seth MacFarlane "Blunt Talk," a comedy created for Starz by Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") and executive produced by Seth McFarlane ("Family Guy," "Ted"), debuted another teaser trailer today. The show, which is the premium cable network's second half-hour comedy, was picked up last year for a two-season commitment of 20 episodes.  Patrick Stewart headlines as Walter Blunt, a British television personality who moves to Los Angeles in order to start a talk show on American cable news, advising viewers on how to properly behave. Complicating matters is Blunt's off-screen decision-making, which doesn't quite live up to the standards of his own show. Stewart stars alongside Jacki Weaver, Dolly Wells and Timm Sharp. "Blunt Talk" premieres in Summer 2015.  Read More: Watch: Patrick Stewart's New Starz »

- Becca Nadler

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Watch: Patrick Stewart Goes Wild in ‘Blunt Talk’ Teaser

27 March 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Starz has released a first-look teaser for its upcoming comedy series “Blunt Talk,” starring Patrick Stewart.

The show is exec produced by Seth MacFarlane and the show’s creator-showrunner Jonathan Ames, as well as Tristram Shapeero (“Community”) and Stephanie Davis (“Bored to Death”).

In the teaser, Stewart plays Walter Blunt, a cable newsman and U.K. transplant on a mission to teach Americans how to think, act and behave. But his wild off-air antics suggest a highly unorthodox teaching style.

Rounding out the cast are Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Adrian Scarborough (“The King’s Speech”), Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”) and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”). Shapeero will direct the show in addition to his role as executive producer.

Starzr has committed to two seasons of 10 episodes each. “Blunt Talk” will premiere on Starz in this summer.

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- Seth Kelley

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Starz’ Blunt Talk With Patrick Stewart Gets Teaser

27 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Starz is about to hit what could be the next comedy to skyrocket, and they’ve finally released a teaser. Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart, goes behind the scenes of Walter Blunt’s (Stewart) news show. He’s on a mission to tell Americans how they should live and think, but he isn’t exactly the role model he hopes to present.

The teaser looks great, and if anyone can make this a hit, you have to think that it’s Patrick Stewart.

Take a look below, and keep your eyes out for this one.

 

Patrick Stewart Stars in Half-Hour Scripted Comedy from Mrc, Executive Producers Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames

The Starz Original series “Blunt Talk” released a first look teaser of  the 10-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Mrc and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames (creator and showrunner), Stephanie Davis and Tristram Shapeero. »

- Marc Eastman

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Blunt Talk Trailer: Patrick Stewart Is Out of Control in New Starz Comedy

27 March 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Starz has released the first Blunt Talk trailer for the upcoming comedy series from Bored to Death creator/showrunner Jonathan Ames and executive producer Seth MacFarlane. The half-hour show stars Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. The problem is, Blunt is kind of out of control—a crazy person on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think, and behave. Sound familiar? This first-look trailer is pretty great, as it shows Stewart really going for it in a balls-to-the-wall kind of way. Have you been waiting for a chance to see Patrick Stewart do cocaine? Well Blunt Talk is the show to bring that dream to fruition. It’s also noteworthy for being the new series from Ames, whose comedy Bored to Death was a cult hit on HBO throughout its run. Check »

- Adam Chitwood

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Video: Patrick Stewart Is a Boorish, Boozy Blowhard in Starz's Blunt Talk

27 March 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart has a new TV role, and it’s light years away from Tng’s upright Capt. Jean-Luc Picard — see for yourself in the new trailer for Starz’s Blunt Talk.

The promo introduces us to Walter Blunt, a cocaine-snorting, alcohol-swilling, police-attention-getting British journalist bent on civilizing America from behind his cable news desk. He’s loud and opinionated, and he seems to make poor decisions in nearly every aspect of his life. (Exhibit A: What is he doing with those swords?)

Video Starz’s Black Sails Casts Blackbeard for Season 3 — Watch »

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Best Buddies In Pop Culture

27 March 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants of course! Spongebob and his band of friends from Bikini Bottom must come land side in an attempt to thwart the villainous Burger Beard (played by Antonio Banderas) in new flick The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water is in UK cinemas this week, just in time for Easter, and we’re so taken with the enduring bromance between SpongeBob and Patrick the starfish, that we’ve decided to take a look at some of pop culture’s best buddies. Who else should be on the list? Let us know in the comments.

SpongeBob and Patrick

They aren’t the smartest creatures in Bikini Bottom, but their love for each other makes them best buddies. The two have been neighbors and best friends forever, cementing their relationship through the creation of the “Best Friends Forever Club. »

- Kat Smith

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Oscar telecast producers end three-year stint in charge of ceremony

27 March 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who oversaw the shows hosted by Seth MacFarlane, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris, have ended their producing contract

Oscars organisers are on the hunt for a new creative team to oversee the 2016 show following the departure of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have produced the annual film ceremony for the past three years.

Meron tweeted on Thursday that he and Zadan “would like to thank The Academy”. His representatives confirmed to Variety that the pair had ended their stint in charge to pursue other interests.

ending 3 year deal producing #Oscars, its an honor to say "We'd like to thank The Academy" @TheAcademy @craigzadan pic.twitter.com/byNessAaoN

Hoping that whoever produces the #Oscars next year will retain our innovations: #TeamOscar program & reading all 24 nom on Oscar nom morning

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- Ben Child

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Academy: Hire Judd Apatow to Produce 2016 Oscars

26 March 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year's meeting on Tuesday night was no exception. At the "Mad Men" final premiere Wednesday night, several board members confirmed that they did discuss the show but not the number of Best Picture nominees--that will be decided this summer when the rules committee has weighed in. While Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are claiming that it is their decision, the news that they are not returning was confirmed today.  It's no surprise. Their first Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, boasted great music and great ratings--even if the host was a disappointment. Their second Oscars also boasted great music and a superb host, Ellen DeGeneres, along with great ratings. So the musical duo were asked to produce for a third time, which was not the charm. They allowed rookie host Neil Patrick Harris too much leeway with new writers and the show fell flat in all departments. (Personally, I loved »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Not Returning

26 March 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While word of this got out a few weeks ago, it’s now been confirmed via Deadline that producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will not be returning to produce the Oscars next year. The duo has produced the last three ceremonies in a row, beginning with the disappointing Seth MacFarlane-hosted show in 2013, which was followed by the forgettable but inoffensive Ellen Degeneres-hosted ceremony. I can’t say I’m sad to see Meron and Zadan go. Their obsession with music filled each telecast with performances that had nothing to do with any of the nominees (remember the Dreamgirls tribute?) and made for bloated runtimes, and their hosts didn’t really have a whole lot to do. But Meron and Zadon did bring a couple of new traditions to the Oscars that I hope continue: unveiling every single nomination on TV was a nice way to highlight categories that often get overlooked, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Won’t Return as Oscar Producers

26 March 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for next year, their reps have confirmed.

Meron also tweeted about the news on Thursday, saying he and Zadan “would like to thank The Academy.”

ending 3 year deal producing #Oscars, its an honor to say "We'd like to thank The Academy" @TheAcademy @craigzadan pic.twitter.com/byNessAaoN

Neil Meron (@neilmeron) March 26, 2015

The duo have produced for the show for the past three years. On March 7, two weeks after the ceremonies, Zadan hinted at the exit, tweeting, “Hoping that whoever produces the Oscars next year will retain our innovations: TeamOscar program & reading all 24 nom on Oscar nom morning.”

Producing the show is time-consuming, and the duo have plenty on their plate. They had a three-year contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which wanted to nail down some continuity, Zadan told Deadline, which first reported the exit.

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- Tim Gray

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Sam Jones aka Flash Gordon confirms Ted 3

25 March 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ted 2 won't be released until the summer, but it looks like the ball is already rolling on the third instalment of the comedy series.

Sam Jones, aka Flash Gordon, who made a cameo in the original Seth MacFarlane film and returns for the second, spilled the beans when he revealed that he "just signed on" for the third film.

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Jones said: "Ted 2 comes out June 26. I just signed on for Ted 3.

"We're moving onwards and upwards, it's wonderful. It's a great adventure at this time in my life," he added.

Jones wasn't able to divulge more information on the film, saying: "We haven't filmed Ted 3 yet."

Ted 2 sees the MacFarlane-voiced stuffed bear having to prove to a court of law that he is human in order to maintain custody of his newborn child.

Mark Wahlberg is back as Ted's hapless friend John Bennett, »

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Wait, Ted 3 Is Happening? Here's The Latest

25 March 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Seth MacFarlane's Ted franchise looks like it's ready to take off, especially after the recent copyright infringement lawsuit against the production was dismissed. While Ted 2 is scheduled to take a bow on June 26th, the bear looks like he might have at least one more round of fun to bestow upon the world. At least, that's if the remarks from Flash Gordon himself, Sam Jones, carry any weight. While discussing an upcoming documentary on his life, Jones told ComicBook.com that in addition to the upcoming Ted 2 being on his plate, he's supposedly already signed on for Ted 3. Yes, you heard the man right, there's allegedly another Ted film in the works, even though the second film hasn't had the chance to drop in theaters nationwide. This isn't an alien concept. Studios often start planning a sequel before a new film has even been released. However, nothing's set in stone. »

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Seth McFarlane's Ted Lawsuit Dismissed, Get The Details

24 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that Seth McFarlane has been vindicated in the eyes of a court after the dismissal of a lawsuit against him alleging that his 2012 comedic vulgar taking teddy bear film, Ted was too similar to a series of video sketches focusing on a character called "Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear." A Los Angeles federal judge was satisfied with proof that the film.s titular teddy bear was inspired through a creative process independent of the "Charlie" videos. It.s certainly a huge relief for McFarlane as Ted 2 readies an imminent summer release. News of the lawsuit dismissal is being widely reported, but as a report from The Wrap points out from court papers filed in a California U.S. District Court, Plaintiff and its counsel are now satisfied that, based on discovery produced in the action, the character Ted was independently created by Seth MacFarlane using his own »

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Seth MacFarlane and Universal win copyright lawsuit over Ted

23 March 2015 11:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A copyright lawsuit against Ted creator Seth MacFarlane has been dismissed.

Yesterday (March 23), a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that MacFarlane did not copy an animated bear called Charlie owned by Bengal Mangle Productions.

The company claimed that Ted was substantially similar to Charlie in his attitude and persona, as well as spending a lot of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand.

However, court papers state: "Plaintiff and its counsel are now satisfied that, based on discovery produced in the action, the character Ted was independently created by Seth MacFarlane using his own efforts and creativity and was not copied from Plaintiff's Charlie character."

Ted producer Media Rights Capital reacted in a statement, saying: "This lawsuit was without merit and has been dismissed.

"The plaintiff has conceded that the Ted character was independently created by Seth MacFarlane using his own efforts and creativity. »

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Seth MacFarlane Wins ‘Ted’ Copyright Lawsuit

23 March 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Feel free to crack open a beer in celebration, Ted. (Or maybe just pop open a cold one because it’s Monday.) Seth MacFarlane has come out on top in a copyright lawsuit over “Ted,” his 2012 big-screen comedy about a vulgar, suds-sucking bear, with a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissing the case on Monday. MacFarlane, his production company Fuzzy Door Productions, Media Rights Capital, Universal Pictures and others were sued in July by Bengal Mangle Productions, which claimed that the Ted character was derived from its character Charlie, “a teddy bear who lives in a human, adult world with all human. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Ted’ Copyright Suit Dismissed Against Universal & Seth MacFarlane

23 March 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The creators of a web series about a foul-mouthed teddy bear who likes booze, cigarettes and paying for sex have ended their copyright infringement suit against Seth MacFarlaneUniversal Pictures and the producers of the 2012 blockbuster Ted. "The parties hereby stipulate and agree … that this action, and Plaintiff's Complaint for Copyright Infringement, shall be dismissed in its entirety with prejudice, each side to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees," says… »

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‘Family Guy’ Leaves BBC, Finds U.K. Home at ITV

23 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Griffin and the Dowager Countess of Grantham will be neighbors beginning this fall on the U.K.’s ITV, the network announced Monday.

ITV nabbed the local free-to-air rights for “Family Guy” from BBC, which had aired the series since 1999. ITV’s multiyear deal with 20th Century Fox also includes the rights to other Seth MacFarlane animated outings “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show” and new series “Bordertown.”

Family Guy” will begin its 15th season this autumn on ITV2, which is aimed at younger audiences.

“The acquisition of these brilliant and distinctive shows is totally in line with the strategy of strengthening ITV2 as a comprehensive entertainment channel destination for young viewers,” Angela Jain, ITV’s director of digital channels and acquisitions, said in a statement.

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- Marianne Zumberge

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Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show moving to ITV2

23 March 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seth MacFarlane’s hit animated show Family Guy is trading homes in the UK this autumn, with news announced today that The Griffins are set for a move to ITV2 from their previous home on BBC Three.

Beginning with the fifteenth season of the show, Family Guy will air exclusively on ITV2 in a multi-year deal that will also see MacFarlane’s other shows, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and Bordertown (his latest effort) make the move.

Despite the new deal, the BBC have confirmed that the show will still air on BBC Three until 2017 with re-runs of the previous 14 seasons continuing as daily double-bills as part of the late-night line-up.

Speaking today on the deal, ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham, said: “Seth MacFarlane’s shows have firmly established him as the comedy voice of choice for an entire generation. Seth is sharp, hugely irreverent and brilliantly funny »

- Scott J. Davis

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