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?