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Jonathan Ames' Network-ed Blunt Talk
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Blunt Talk creator/showrunner/writer, author, and Novel-T Second Baseman Jonathan Ames knows when to follow his own recommendations. He advises, "[I]f there’s a style of someone that you like, if something appeals to you, you should try to write in that style...You should write what excites you, but put it through your own spirit." Such wisdom enables Ames to channel Network, Paddy Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet's brilliant media satire, into the first two episodes of the new Starz series without compromising his own comic voice. The show follows Patrick Stewart’s Walter Blunt, an aging newsman plagued by plummeting ratings. He's Network's Howard Beale by way of Piers Morgan. Blunt,...