“Blunt Talk” Cancelled,” “Shooter” Renewed

Starz has officially cancelled its Patrick Stewart-led comedy “Blunt Talk” after two seasons. The comedy revolved around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British transplant intent on conquering the world of American cable news.

Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames created the show which was picked up straight to series with a two-season, twenty-episode order. The show wrapped its run December 11th with the finale drawing just 134,000 total viewers and a 0.4 rating in Live+3 results.

The news is far better for the Ryan Phillippe-led USA drama “Shooter”. Despite some delays before going to air, the show has averaged 2.6 million total viewers and 974,000 among adults 18-49 in Live+7 results – making it USA’s No. 1 new series year-to-date.

Based on Stephen Hunter’s best-selling novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg dilm, Phillippe takes on the role of Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all his skills to expose the traitors truly responsible.

Source: The Live Feed