Starz Cancels Boss

Laid off! Canned! Pink slipped! Fired! Downsized! Impeached! You know what, I'll just stick with "canceled." Starz has canceled its original drama Boss after two seasons due to mediocre ratings. However, there's talk that the network might give the show closure with a two-hour movie, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Starz has been making a big push into original programming, and after developing a reputation for boobs 'n blood with shows like Spartacus, the network established a sense of legitimacy with Boss, for which series star Kelsey Grammer won a Golden Globe. But Season 2 was outperformed by Season 1 and the show never became the breakout hit Starz hoped it would.

Boss was a great show, but not the kind of series that could completely shift a network's identity or draw subscribers. Moving forward, Starz is sticking with its bread and butter, historical period dramas, with series about Leonardo Da Vinci, Marco Polo, and pirates in the works. And boobs. Lots of boobs.


Will you miss Boss?

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I really liked the show. Plus I like Kelsey Grammar. I think this is a mistake. Has a poll been taken from the viewers?
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BOOOOOOOOSS~!!

Just had to get that out. I'm okay. Well, I *will* be.

BOOOOOOOOSS~!!
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I'm actually surprised. I didn't think TV viewing and programming decisions had become this pathetic. I hope one of the big boy cable networks makes wannabe Starz rue the day.
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i will miss it so much, thats the worst decision a network has ever made.
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Dammit!!!!!!
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I did not like this show at all. I felt like it way way, way too unrealistic for the world it tried to represent. Also, I cannot stand Kelsey Grammer, the dude's a complete asshole. I'm glad that he's out of a job.
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I blame the audience. They leave these outstanding shows and stick with reality shit.
This was one of the greatest shows but people don't deserve great shows anymore.
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Of course I'll miss this show. Peeps are always comparing TV drama to shakespeare and nearly always missing but this show was pure Lear. But once Oblamblam won, it was difficult to see the show continuing. It didn't pay for itself and there's no point in showing what 'community organisers' (nee ward heelers) really get up to in Chicago now Oblammer has run his last race.
Rahm Emmanuel and the rest of the Chicago dem machine woulda been puttin maximum pressure on Starz to lose this show.
Life is meant to imitate arrt, not the other way around.
As an old leftie comparing right wing use of TV with the ersatz left (aka dem) use and I found the left's efforts puerile. Lets hope theat dire show, 'The Newsroom' which was the dem party effort to use TV drama to influence voters also dies as Boss was at least able to stand on its own as drama but the Sorkin Newsroom soap opera, was just didactic lecturing with no redeeming artistic qualities at all.
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As everyone is saying, we need closure! Did they induce the stoke in the old man? Boss could be killed off in the end, once the street department fixes that damn pothole he screamed about!
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This is truly terrible! This is one of the best shows I have ever seen. Can't stand Kelsey Grammer, but he was brilliant in this series. As were all the actors. This just can't be happening. Another season should be made. I like how this show was done more like a British series -just the 10 or so eps per season. Just enough not like American shows that go to 22 or so eps per season and then a trillion seasons. Can someone else pick it up? Or perhaps Kelsey could fund the production??
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Agreed! Every role was brilliantly acted. And the most sympathetic character in it was a junkie who murdered someone!
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:(
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Ouch! That just ruined my day. It sucks not to get any closure and I don’t believe for a minute a movie will be made.
I thought BOSS was very entertaining with Grammer firing on all cylinders.
I haz a sad.
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IMO, this show should have been either a mini-series, or just a single season show. But as with any show I'm watching that went more than one season, I'd certainly miss the show being given proper closure. I'd be happy with just a one hour finale if they could wrap it up in that time, but two would be better.
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How many shows end with the hollow promise of a two-hour movie?

Season one of Boss was excellent. Season two was very good, if a tad repetitive. I'm sad to see it go.
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My favorite show (recently) on television, so if anything, I'm still surprised it had gotten a second year. I wondered how long a show could last without a single woman I know watching. Twice as long as I expected.

Ahh, Kane, nothing could keep you down...except the ratings. *Pours 40 oz.*
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NOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!
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AAAAARRRRGH... WHYYYYYY???? This was a great show!

... Really hoping they're not lying about that TV-movie, cause a whole lot of threads were left opened at the end of season 2.
But, when you really think about it, this series was never meant to last a long time - Tom Kane was a dead man walking, and has being so ever since the start of the show. It sucks that it will not get a full season to close it up properly, but hopefully the "Boss" movie will give it proper closure...

One thing though: this better means that Katleen Robertson will headlight her own show - seriously, that girl is just WAY TOO GOOD to only be a supporting player - it's more than time for her to become a star.
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As Vader said in Episode III:
Nooooooooooo!!!
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WHAT??! Oh. COME. ON.
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good show. outstanding Grammer.
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Never tried it myself. Sorry for your loss folks but kelsey grammer and FAKE boobs weren't enough of a draw for me.
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The girl who played his daughter seemed to have real ones. She was crazy good looking. I hope her next job is on a swords-and-boobs show.
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Yeah, she is my favourite!
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I liked the show, and I would have wanted to see more of it, but I won't miss it terribly. I was curious about where they were going with certain storylines, so it's a bit annoying to not get to see them. However, I was also worried that they would spend more and more time on hallucinations as his illness gets worse. I wasn't looking forward to *that*.
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You know what forget it just cancel everything now Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Dexter, and Homeland just take them off the air and replace it with reality shows about Pregnant Teens and Orange people there is no need for good tv anymore.
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Orange people?
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(Psst...Snookie...)
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That is exactly what I thought when I read this.
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"Boss was a great show, but not the kind of series that could completely shift a network's identity or draw subscribers."
IT WAS EXACTLY THAT SHOW!!!
And like ben54tpy wrote it cuts even deeper than the cancellation of Last Resort. To the bone.
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I expected that Boss would mean Starz could branch out into more adult, but still gritty shows like Breaking Bad and Dexter. It was their chance to redefine themselves. Let's face it the first season of Spartacus was pretty good, but the second was just 'fan service' for teenage boys.
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First the Miracle Day debauchery and then they cancel this amazing show. Congrats Starz, you've officially earned my ire. Boss was great. This show could've gone for a few more seasons.
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What do you have against Miracle Day?
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Oooooh, where to start?

Literally 4 episodes of that "Torchwood" series should have been cut straight up - four episodes were ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPEN. Furthermore, that whole thing about the Earth being the vessel of some king of sentient being... kinda ridiculous. You would think the Doctor would have mention something about that, right?

Anyway, you compare it to the flawless original series or the stupendously awesome "Children of Earth", and "Miracle Day" is, hands down, the ugly, retarded child from the "Torchwood" universe. Put it to you this way: I own every single DVD sets of everything related to Doctor Who since the 2005 reboot... but I do not own "MD"... and never will.
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its a damn shame for starz, Boss was a pretty good show, yea it wasn't a hit show but it did good, i hope they give Boss a last episode or a movie so we can have the chance to see Grammer as Kane.
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WTF Starz! This cuts even deeper than Last Resort. And what do they mean they'll finish it with a movie. That's not going to work, there's so much story left to tell; all a movie could do is a denouement, hardly satisfying.
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What? I didn't know they were even considering that. How can they do this? Boss is one of my favourite shows. It's great and addictive as hell. Grammer won even an Golden Globe, that has to count for something. Starz. Not cool. Really not cool.
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Of course it was cancelled. It was actually a *good* show, which is illegal on TV nowadays. They should replace it with an nc-17 rated version of Whitney.
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Whitney's too busy firing up her new talk show. That girl's takin' off, y'all!! Reason (a single effing reason) be damned.
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Boss needed a BEAST episode.
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There's nothing wrong boobs! Keep up the good work starz.

I will miss Boss though, it was a good show.
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Ugh. Boss was pretty damn good. I thought being on Starz would've given it a longer leash, although maybe giving it a second season was the longer leash. Sucks to see it go.
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The best show that nobody watched. Except me. If I had Starz subscription, I would cancel it right away. Spartacus alone isn't worth it.
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Haha I think that's their problem right there, not even you ('the only guy watching') have a Starz subscription.
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I would've had, but I'm not an American, so I just can't :P
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i lost interest in the show after watching Kelsey Grammer's boobs
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Yeah, that would do it for me too. #nauseous
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'And boobs. Lots of boobs.' well, damn.
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Why even bother watching tv? Boss got really good season 2. Do it the British way, make every season a mini-series with a proper ending. Tim, check out the GREAT shows Mad Dogs, Vexed, Good Cop, Kidnap and Ransom, Strike Back season 1 and 3. I think you'd really like Mad Dogs.
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Hey! You seem to know a lot about British shows, any other suggestion? I've seen the obvious one... Sherlock, Doctor Who, Luther. I also tried Strike Back but as of now didn't really got me. Actually catching up on Primeval and i'll take a look at some if not most of your suggestion for Tim. Thanks
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Vexed is a superfunny crime show. Spooks, or MI5 for the US audience. Outcasts is about a group of people on another planet set in the future. Survivors is a realistic series about a virus outbreak. I just love Mad Dogs and Good Cop. Tom Hardy's The Take.
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Sad. Their loss, I only watch Starz when Boss or Spartacus is being aired, now my Starz viewing has been reduced to Spartacus.
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And Spartie is coming to and end...
=(
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