‘Boss’ Cancelled by Starz

According to a report at Deadline, the Starz drama Boss, which starred Kelsey Grammer as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane and was created by Farhad Safinia, will not be returning for a third season. But, it is possible that a two-hour movie could be made as long as the cabler and series producers Lionsgate TV can come to agreement.

Starz had this to say about the series, “after much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with Boss. We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV”.

It should be noted that ‘Boss’ was never a ratings buster for Starz, premiering to 659,000 viewers back in October of 2011. The series dropped 52% in its ratings during season two, which was actually ordered before the series even debuted. But the series earned critical praise, earning the first major awards nominations for Starz with Grammer winning a Golden Globe for his leading role. The series did build a loyal, albeit small, fan base; which will assuredly line up to see the two-hour movie IF it can be made.

The cast of ‘Boss’ consisted of Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner, Kathleen Robertson, Troy Garity, Jonathan Groff and Sanaa Lathan with the series running for a total of 18 episodes for the two season for which it aired on Starz.