Starz Cancels Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Boss,’ Firing Jokes Ensue
For as much critical acclaim (including a Golden Globe for Kelsey Grammer) as Starz’s ‘Boss‘ managed to garner in its two season run, it seems even mayors can be a slave to ratings. The pay-cable network has opted not to move forward with a third season of the under-performing Chicago mayoral drama, in spite of a cavalcade of stars hire to beef up its buzz. So what are the Starz brass saying of the cancellation, and what might it make room for?
Chicago mayor Tom Kane has officially been shut down. According to Entertainment Weekly, Starz has passed on a third season of the critically acclaimed ‘Boss,’ which sadly never managed to catch fire in the
polls ratings despite its star billing with Kelsey Grammer. The move is also seen to make room for a number of Starz’s 2013 dramas, including ‘Da Vinci’s Demons,’ ‘Spartacus: War of the Damned,’ ‘Magic City,’ and ‘White Queen.’
“After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with ‘Boss,’” the network said in a statement. “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.”
Of course, the series’ cancellation has spread rumors of a possible two-hour movie wrap-up, according to Deadline. The series concluded its second, and now last season this past October. Will you miss Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Boss?’