There won’t be a third season of Starz‘s drama Boss starring Kelsey Grammer and created by Farhad Safinia. However, I’ve learned exclusively that there are discussions between the pay cable network and Boss producer Lionsgate TV about possibly doing a two-hour movie that would wrap up the story of Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, played by Grammer. “After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with (a third season of) Boss,” said Starz in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
This is surprising to me. I guess the show winning awards didn't translate to good viewership ratings. Sometimes there is just too much content and not enough time to watch. I watched a few episodes of Boss and liked it, but I do not subscribe to premium cable channels.
I also liked Boss and viewed seasons 1 & 2. I also don't have Starzz, but I do have HBO. I had to look elsewhere to view the show. I kept asking myself, "Why Starzz? Why not HBO or Showtime?" After seeing the Nielsen ratings dropping, I felt the cancellation coming. Too bad.