Starz is now officially going to be without their “Boss” … or at least the show of the same name starring Kelsey Grammer. Despite the actor winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Chicago Mayer Tom Kane on the series, the ratings never lived up to the strong critical buzz; and for its second season this year, it is almost as though the show was not even on at all.
“Boss” did post okay numbers of over 2.4 million viewers across multiple airings, but there were some other factors that played into this move being made. For one, “Boss” is owned by Lionsgate TV rather than the network, which gave them less of an incentive to keep it around compared to another series in “Magic City.” In addition to that, the lack buzz this year meant that the ratings were likely to drop even more in a potential season 3.
In a statement Tuesday, the network released the following statement that confirmed the news that Grammer and company were officially done:
“After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with (a third season of) Boss … 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.”
For now, Deadline is reporting that it is possible that the two parties will come up with some sort of two-hour movie designed to wrap up this series, that we fans are not disappointed by the show just ending without any sort of major resolution to some of the plotlines.
Do you think that Starz made the right move here with “Boss,” or are you convinced that the loyal following was enough to earn a season 3? We want to hear more of your thoughts below, and you can read some other Kelsey Grammer news here.