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Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss' canceled by Starz, low ratings

By April MacIntyre Nov 20, 2012, 22:05 GMT

Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss' canceled by Starz, low ratings

Kelsey Grammer attending Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight and John Ratzenberger stump for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Picture copyright by PRN /

No surprises in this announcement, the low rated "Boss" on Starz is DOA at the Starz network after two seasons.

Kelsey Grammer's turn as the afflicted and cunning Chicago mayor, reported by all the trades this morning.

"After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with [a third season of] Boss," Starz said in a statement Tuesday. "We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, [creator] Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV."

The series featured Grammer as a Chi-town kingpin who wielded power over a fractious city with divergent agendas, as he faced his mortality with a rare and fatal neuroligical disease.

The series earned a Golden Globe nomination for best drama and an acting win for Grammer.

The Hollywood Report points out that the amazing and much loved by M&C series "Magic City" - another Starz in-house production - outperformed "Boss" in the ratings. A second season was announced in March 2012.

Starz is prepping the final season of "Spartacus," season two of "Magic City," new drama "Da Vinci's Demons" and limited series "The White Queen." 


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