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Starz Boss TV showNetwork: Starz
Episodes: 18 (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: October 11, 2011 — October 19, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Kelsey Grammer, Karen Aldridge, Connie Nielsen, Kathleen Robertson, Martin Donovan, Jeff Hephner, and Hannah Ware.

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TV show description:
This political drama TV series revolves around Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), the powerful mayor of Chicago. He’s known for getting things done, regardless of the moral cost. Quite simply, he’s the most effective mayor in recent history.

Unfortunately, Kane’s recently been diagnosed with DLB, a degenerative neurological disorder. He can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him — except his neurologist, Doctor Ella Harris (Karen Aldridge).

Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane’s marriage to his wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) is one of convenience.

Kane’s personal aide, Kitty O’Neill (Kathleen Robertson), has her suspicions but stays silent. Kane’s senior political advisor is Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan), a Yale graduate with a rough edge who remains questionless. State Treasurer Ben Zajac (Jeff Hephner) is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary.

Only Emma (Hannah Ware), Kane’s estranged daughter, has a chance of learning his secret.

Series Finale

Episode #18 — True Enough
‘True Enough’ Miller publishes a story that could destroy Kane, but Kane’s biggest threat is Kitty’s alliance with Doyle. As Meredith forms a new relationship, Kane goes to the greatest lengths yet to stay on top.
First aired: October 19, 2012


What do you think? Are you sorry that Boss has been cancelled? How do you think the show should have ended?


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Lb April 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

How absurd to have cancelled this brilliant show! This was one of the best original series on tv. Every episode was powerful and gripping. Very unfortunate that its been relegated to only 2 seasons. What a waste. Hope another network picks it up and soon!


Jennean March 16, 2013 at 2:39 am

So we get no ending? No tieing up loose ends? All the time I invested in watching that crap and I don’t even get to see the Boss die? Seriously. All those hours of my life, gone. I still want to know the end of Life on Mars!


Naomi March 10, 2013 at 6:04 am

Boss is such a well-acted, intelligent show, it is too bad it got canceled. I hope some other network picks it up and that the interesting plot can continue. The show was just getting started!


Hernando N. Gomez February 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

Boss is a great show and should not be cancelled. At least have one more season with a perfect ending.


KATHY January 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm

When I heard BOSS was being cancelled. Why work on episodes to just have it “fall over the cliff” so to speak. People enjoy watching shows like this one and to just cut it off with no ending of any kind is just plain WRONG. Hopefully we will get, at least, a movie out of it to tie off the “loose ends” of the story.


mary January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

why bother with hbo when boss and boardwalk aren’t on anymore. All they show is the same thing over and over and over and over again.


Don January 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

Can anyone tell me what Emma discovered about Ian looking through some shoe box of papers?


KATHY January 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Don… seems as though Emma found out that Ian is her half brother. She found Ian’s birth certificate when she was in his apt.


allen February 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

he is emmas half briother. His mom is the lady in the picture. teh bix also has the birth certificate listing Kane as his father


sean mclemorr January 5, 2013 at 12:47 am

I can’t believe they cancelled Boss. It was one of my favorite shows. No need for me to keep Starz channel. So disappointed.


Mike December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

This was one of the best shows on TV, can’t believe they cancelled it. This is why I no longer watch any new shows. They don’t even give them a chance & if you start watching them, they get cancelled. What a SHAME. Too much mindless crap on TV as it is. No story lines, no plots, just reality garbage and they seem to survive. The people who watch them are morons. It does not surprise me that any show that actually has good actors like Kelsey Grammer get cancelled. People don’t want anything good, they just want to escape into reality tv and that is sad. What does it say about this country when Kim K. survives & boss is cancelled?, What a waste!!!


Francine December 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Please do not cancel BOSS!It is the best show on tv. They should give it one more season and advertise.


Angel December 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

So loving BOSS…This is the best tv drama I’ve seen in a long time. Great script, excellent actors and very ADDICTIVE.
Just like (Sharon B.) from a previous post. I also had Boss parties every Friday with my girlfriends (10, to be exact) which lead to discussions, debates and good food. We are all devastated that this show is been cancelled. Five of the Ten of us renewed our STARZ cable subscriptions JUST so that we could continue to watch our favorite show. Please keep airing Season 1 and Season 2 so that other viewers will get hooked on this show like I did.
I hope and pray that you bring this show back, I told so many co-workers about it and they were just starting to get into the show and were all looking forward to Season 3. STARZ you put your foot in it when you created this Series…***Please reconsider and bring this BLOCKBUSTER of a show back.


G.W. December 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

THE best show and they’re cancelling it??!!


Trey Sullivan November 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Noooooo! I can’t believe such a great show has been cancelled. Doomed by STARZ!


April R. Wescott November 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

This great show is one of the few quality and interesting shows on telelvision. As usual, the good shows are cancelled, while alot of of stupid shows are kept on.


Anne October 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

PLEASE do not cancel BOSS! Please give viewers a chance to find it on Starz, which is not as well known for their own shows, like HBO and Showtime are. Just keep seasons one and two showing so that viewers can find it. When they do, they will be hooked on the most riveting, well acted, well written, and well directed TV series ever.


April R. Wescott November 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

This great quality show is one of the few shows that holds my interest, As usual, the good shows are cancelled while the stupid shows are kept on.


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