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Boss: Cancelled; No Season Three But…

Boss cancelled by StarzStarz has decided to cancel Boss after two seasons on the air. The Kelsey Grammer series won’t be returning for a third season but viewers may still get some resolution.

Boss revolves around Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Grammer), a powerful man who struggles to stay on top while secretly battling a debilitating brain disease. Others in the cast include Karen Aldridge, Connie Nielsen, Kathleen Robertson, Martin Donovan, Jeff Hephner, and Hannah Ware.

The cable channel renewed the show for a second season a month before the series even premiered. Had they waited, they might have cancelled it instead. The ratings for the first season were underwhelming and the cast and crew knew that season two would have to do better for the show to survive.

It didn’t. The second season averaged 360,000 viewers and a 0.1 rating in the demo. The cancellation certainly doesn’t come as a surprise.

While there won’t be a third season of Boss, Lionsgate TV and Starz are having discussions about wrapping up the story with a two-hour movie.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Boss has been cancelled by Starz? Do you think they’ll really make a movie?

 

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Sad Person November 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I am so very sad to see “Boss” leaving the air. I have been looking forward to the new season. Kelsey Grammer is my favorite, I have never seen him play a more powerful role. Kelsey Grammer has such talent I hate to see this happen.

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andrea November 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

great show. Sad to see it leave. The best shows get cancelled the worse shows survive….go figure!

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I Squared November 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Off course there were no viewers, it was due to a lack of marketing and promotion on the part of Starz. Boss was a well acted and extremely well written show…l watched it faithfully…l feel sorry for Starz because if they are banking on the final season of Spartacus..they are placing all their eggs in one basket. So sad for Starz…l hope another network picks it up.

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judi November 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I cannot believe such a great show will be gone. I was looking forward to season 3, 4 and 5.
Too bad more people were not aware of how good “Boss” was. “On the seat of your pants” episodes every week.

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Andy November 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

What? Never paid attention to the ratings. Just assumed everybody loved it like we did. Damn!

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CJV November 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Shame on Starz. They finally get an excellent well-acted drama, and then blow it with no promotion or support whatsover. Let’s hope another network sees the light.

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Wendy November 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

No way! It cant be cancelled. Its the best series on TV!!!

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Phil November 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I faithfully watch the show and thought the acting was great. I enjoyed the second season and I am a little sadden by this cancellation. Sometimes there comes a show that one really enjoys this was one of them and I turely would like to see a two hour movie if that is all I can get. Perhaps HBO can pick it up!!! Marketing should review this alternative!!

Disappointed Viewer

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Fluff November 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Great show, wrong network. How this was not an HBO or Showtime show, I’ll never know!
Even the Emmys didn’t know the show existed, which is a shame. Season 1 was on par with Homeland as far as I’m concerned and should have been at least nominated for best drama. Grammer was also snubbed. It’s rare to see this level of writing, direction and acting all in one drama these days. I think that’s why they were renewed before the pilot aired. Screenings must have yielded outstanding results. The ratings were just about marketing failure and everyone thinking Starz is a softcore porn network.
I’m glad they’ll resolve the storyline though.

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mike November 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Man thats sum crazy stuff… it gotta b not the right promotion or something. I knew it would not last on that channel.. I figured if it was on showtime or something it would have been a big hit.. .360… that just aint gonna cut it!!! Who knows mayb it was the time slot…

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Crystal November 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Well it is just par for the course that good television gets cancelled. Wonder what idiocy will replace it? I’m disgusted. I can only pray that it is picked up somewhere else, although I doubt it. The show is tainted by the fact that it’s brilliant lead actor didn’t stay the heck in the conservative closet, where liberal Hollywood thinks he belongs. What a huge disappointment.

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Theresa November 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I CANT BELIEVE THIS BS! THIS IS THE SECOND CHICAGO RELATED SHOW THAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! THIS IS A GREAT SHOW. I AM A CHICAGOAN AND THE STORY LINES ARE TOO CLOSE TO HEADLINES. MAYBE THAT’S WHY? I HOPE IT WILL FIND A NEW NETWORK AT HBO! WHICH WILL BE BETTER!

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Rexmax November 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Ditto Kent. DISH gave us 1st season then loaded STARZ on a extra charge pkg. pfffffffft.. put BOSS on a real network, replay both seasons, and get to filming season 3. Hey Kelsey work you should b proud of. Fight for it!!!!!!!!!

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Kent November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

WTF!!!
Boss is a great series. Maybe Starz is not the right home for it? Maybe Starz is too weak of a cable channel to support such great TV.

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Gordana November 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am very saddened to hear this news. I thought Boss was just excellent television, from the directing to the acting to the script. I would totally love to see some closure with a two hour film or finale.

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