Kelsey Grammer is no longer like a boss. That's because Starz announced that its political drama "Boss" has been canceled with the conclusion of its current season.
“After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with Boss,” the network said in a statement. “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.”
The series has struggled since its debut with low ratings, with its first season averaging only 643,000 viewers for first run episodes. The second season, picked up based on rave reviews from critics before the first season even debuted, has not fared much better, averaging only 579,000. Its high regard from critics earned Grammer a Golden Globe win for his portrayal of the vindictive Mayor of Chicago who was dealing with an advancing neurological disease.
With "Boss" officially fired, the network has freed up some room on its original series slate, time it will need with four new dramas set to air next year. "Da Vinci's Demons," historical fiction revolving around the brilliant inventor and artist, "Spartacus: War of the Damned," a second season of "Magic City" and new series "The White Queen" are all set to debut in 2013. Looking ahead to 2014, Michael Bay's pirate adventure series "Black Sails," which revolves around the characters from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," is currently in the casting and pre-production phases.
Will you miss "Boss," or are you glad its been fired?