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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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Ken March 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

great series one of the best this year.looking for more soon.kelsey,s great.


Richard January 5, 2015 at 3:39 am

Why did Starz cancel Boss? Terrible advertising. Until I browsed Netflix a few months back I never heard of the show. The moment I started watching I couldn’t stop. I watched every episode in one weekend. I can’t believe they cancelled such an amazing show! Please bring it back!! I give BOSS 5 Stars!!!☺☺☺


Janice November 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I find this unacceptable, and truly upsetting that you could cancel a show so brilliant. I was on the edge of my seat, Bring back the boss!


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