‘Blunt Talk’s’ Seth MacFarlane on Casting Patrick Stewart in His First Single-Camera Comedy: ‘It’s a No Brainer’

Patrick Stewart may be most beloved for his sci-fi and classical theater roles, but to his “American Dad” showrunner Seth MacFarlane, his comedic chops are just as impressive.

In knowing how versatile Stewart is, MacFarlane set out to cast him on a single-camera comedy, ultimately culminating in new Starz series “Blunt Talk,” the cast and crew shared on stage at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour.

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