British newscaster Walter Blunt comes to Los Angeles, intent on conquering the world of American cable television. Through the platform of a nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think, and behave. Unfortunately, Blunt is constantly harassed by interfering network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, and his numerous ex-wives and children. Blunt must now deal with the fallout from his well-intended but misguided actions, both on and off the air, with only an alcoholic manservant at his side.
America's most trusted newsman... maybe.
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Did You Know?
According to Jonathan Ames, the fact that Jason Schwartzman resembles a young Al Pacino is what gave him the idea for the kidnapping story on the first season finale, mirroring Pacino's character in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). See more
What would I do without you, Harry?
What would I do without YOU, Major?