'Boss' Canceled by Starz After Two Seasons

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November 20th, 2012

Boss has been  cancelled by Starz, according to an official statement from the network. Update: Deadline is reporting that there may be a two-hour movie in the works to wrap up the storyline. Official statement is below.


After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with 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.

  • iggy agrimotor

    Ah, these things happen.

  • John A

    Lol im sure that 2 hour movie will happen. Why always is that said when it never happens?

  • silvit

    @Anthony Parello

    Is Gary Sinise on a current tv show? If anything, your list shows that it really doesn’t take talent to be an actor/actress in Hollywood. And now I know why I find all the shows they are starring in stale and old. ;-)

  • richard

    im not a republican, however, you have to admit that hollywood is very self riteous and condescending towards them. that being said, there will be no truth whatsoever if kelsey says thats the reason why this was cancelled. ratings, plain and simple.

  • richard

    actually, i take thatback. more actors than not arent even open about their political affiliation. yes, is there bigotry more to republicans than democrats in hollywood. absolutely. but this has nothing to do with Boss’s cancellation. ratings, plain and simple

  • silvit


    If Hollywood was so against them they wouldn’t have given him the show -and many others- in the first place.

    Boss was renewed last year despite low ratings.

    By the way, there are more republicans in HW behind the scenes -aka the ones that really decide things- that you might think. And judging by the movies/shows on the air it’s easy to see.

    They just don’t say it out loud because Hollywood thinks it’s cooler to say that you are a liberal democrat.

  • merranga

    hey if crazy scientologists can be good actors (i’m in no way referring to tom cruise) then of course republicans can good actors. just watch out for the bad actors, those are the ones that seem to get elected into office for some reason.

  • John Doe

    It was renewed before the first season premiered and the ratings tanked. Grammer gave a masterful performance and Starz let the show down. If you didn’t know it existed, you probably weren’t going to find out any other way than stumbling upon it like I did in the middle of season 2. I am very hopeful for that movie they mentioned, but Starz lost my subscription today.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted November 20, 2012 at 10:04

    “Is Gary Sinise on a current tv show? If anything, your list shows that it really doesn’t take talent to be an actor/actress in Hollywood. And now I know why I find all the shows they are starring in stale and old.”

    Lol, Sinise is in the way overrun CSI:NY. I never intended the list of Republican actors (or the shows they are on) to be any benchmark for quality (indeed I hate all their current shows) but it is proof nonetheless that Republican actors CAN find work in TV shows in Hollywood despite their political affiliations.

  • Rod


    it was such a good show and i was hoping for one final season.

  • DryedMangoez

    That sucks. It was a great series. Definitely had some bumps and the ratings weren’t stellar. But Kelsey Grammar was amazing. Definitely elevated the show and made up for any writing shortcomings.

  • The TV Obsessed

    Let’s all be honest here and say we’ll miss the T&A.

  • Tessa

    And no one knows if they have officially cancelled Torchwood or not. It’s the show no one wants to talk about. :D

  • SmG

    This was a great show :(

  • silvit

    @Anthony Parello

    Doh! My bad! I mistook Gary Sinise (CSI:NY) for David Caruso (CIS:Miami)! :-)


    Just because they are all bad actors/actresses, that doesn’t make the others – like the scientologists- good ones. They are both crazy and lack talent. ;-)

  • Gleebo

    What are the ratings for Hunted. I know it had a partnership with BBC similar to Torchwood. Starz certainly isn’t following in the footsteps of HBO and Showtime. I had considered picking it up since they seem to have been moving towards some interesting original programming. Without Boss and Spartacus I won’t be. If Torchwood came back I would get it for that run again but Miracle Day had bigger problems than ratings that may have delayed or ended any possibility of a 5th season. Such a disappointment after Children of Earth. The premise for Miracle day had so much potential that lost its way after the first couple episodes.

    If they do another season of Torchwood it needs to go back to the UK for plot and production. They also need to bring back one of the deceased characters from the first 3 seasons somehow and re-form Torchwood base and the alien hunting aspect. A guest spot from Matt Smith would also go a long ways, but that’s wishful thinking.

  • Tony

    Bring back The Wire. Best show ever.

  • mmogaddict

    @Gleebo – Hunted was cancelled by the BBC so there will be no Season 2.

  • Stain

    My favorite show cancelled….
    Starz doomed this show….
    Grammer was masterful in his performances, they may be haters out there, but I challenge you to watch the series on demand. You will be amazed.
    Luckily “The Big Bang” will be on for years(sarcastic)
    Proving once again, there is no room for great writing and acting on television. We all just got screwed!

  • Dan S

    Dang, I’m going to miss Kelsey Grammars masterful performance and Kitty too. Hopefully they’ll have a movie to tie up the loose ends. Deadwood never got that courtesy.

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