News

Patrick Stewart to star in Seth McFarlane comedy

Patrick Stewart to star in Seth McFarlane comedy

PATRICK STEWART: The "Star Trek" star is working on a new project with "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane. Photo: Associated Press

Veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart has been cast in a new TV comedy series from “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane.

The “Star Trek” star is set to play opinionated British newsman Walter Blunt as he attempts to conquer American cable news in “Blunt Talk.”

This will not be the first collaboration between Stewart and actor/writer Macfarlane – the Brit has voiced characters on “Family Guy” as well as his other hit animated series “American Dad,” in which he plays highly-strung CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Deputy Director Avery Bullock.

EXTRA: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are best friends and they want everyone to know

He says, “This new character, Walter Blunt, is not at all like Avery, thank God, because this is live action and I am a Knight of the Realm. Blunt is, however, much smarter than Avery and has his own TV show, which has to be better than being Deputy Director of the CIA.”

Blunt Talk is slated to premiere on America’s Starz network in 2015.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

Fresh
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hits a sixth inning rbi double in Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.

in Sports

Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight

Fresh
Johnny Manziel

Police were called to The Metropolitan at The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Saturday.

in Sports

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Fresh
Kentucky players wait to enter the game against Montana State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 86-28.

The impressive performances this week allowed Kentucky to consolidate its spot atop the AP poll on Monday, earning all but three votes from the 65-member media panel.

in Entertainment

It’s gonna cost more to rent at Redbox

redbox

Prices for renting movies and video games will increase starting next week.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie

20-overlay6

Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.

Bellingham Traffic