Starz Renews Kelsey Grammer's Boss - Prior to Its Season 1 Premiere!

The wily Chicago mayor played by Kelsey Grammer has received Starz’s vote — of confidence.

Starz has renewed Grammer’s new drama Boss for a second cycle, ahead of it’s Oct. 21 series premiere.

Boss stars the Frasier alum as Tom Kane, a cutthroat Chicago mayor who is protecting dark secret that, if revealed, could ultimately destroy his career.

This isn’t the first time the cabler has pulled the trigger on an early pickup: Starz ordered a second installment of its flagship series Spartacus: Blood and Sand before its 2010 debut.

Production on Boss‘ second term is slated to begin in early 2012.