Boss Cancelled, Wrap-Up Movie a Possibility

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Mayor Kane’s TV reign is over.

Starz has decided not to go ahead with a third season of the Kelsey Grammer political drama Boss.

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The premium cabler and Lionsgate TV, which produces the series, are kicking around the idea of a two-hour movie that would wrap the Chicago mayor’s tumultuous story, our sister site Deadline reports.

Boss‘ cancellation makes Spartacus the only Starz original series to survive for more than two seasons.



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Comments (29)

  • I didn’t watch this, but if I did I definately wouldn’t get my hopes up for a movie follow-up. I’m still waitin on one for Heroes!

    Comment by Jerm – November 20, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why would Heroes get one? The writing was on the wall for a very, very long time that its ratings were in Danger Zone. The writers had every reason to be cautious with their season 4 decisions.

      Comment by Brooke – November 20, 2012 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • At one point they said they were gonna do it, but then they decided they weren’t…i’m just living in the past! :P

        Comment by Jerm – November 20, 2012 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • NBC said that they were going to do a Tv movie when they cancelled the show but it never happenned

        Comment by Michael (@mike10dude) – November 20, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ha! I’m still waiting for A Friends movie follow-up. And a Gilmore Girls one. You see, those are not all that likely to happen. Which is sad, but true.

      Comment by May – November 21, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently it’s just been picked up to air here in the UK on More 4…… So this is quite bittersweet really! Been looking forward to this for ages.

    Comment by Dizzle – November 20, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooo! This was one of the best shows on right now, the prod-quality ot the show, the characters where amazing!

    Comment by Mie Iversen – November 20, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still waiting on the Friday Night Lights movie and the Entourage movie.

    Comment by amandareynolds – November 20, 2012 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know. What ever happened to the so-called Entourage movie?

      Comment by lll – November 20, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • & the Jericho revival on Netflix!!!!

      Comment by Sara – November 20, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Veronica Mars?

      Comment by TV Gord – November 20, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh no, we loved Boss!

    Comment by JAO – November 20, 2012 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m still waiting for the Pushing Daisies movie…

    Comment by Hamish – November 20, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s clear that they wanted an award winning series. Since they got zero Emmy nominations… bye, bye Boss!

    Comment by Lili An-noln – November 20, 2012 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why would they make a movie of something only critics watched? I tried to watch and episode and it was so boring.

    Comment by flo – November 20, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please go back to Glee, TBBT or whatever you kids watch these days.

      Comment by trololo – November 20, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boss was the best show on TV by far, very visceral and real in its depictions of numerous egoists from politicians to journalists to the streets all with incumbent machinery. It was reported that Kelsey Grammar thought he & it were snubbed by the Emmy’s because his personal political sidings were not in sync with Hollywood. This cancellation is too bad for TV and all of us because Boss was a truly great show and now we must suffer the dumbed-down typical tracking drivel between commercials. What can we do about it? Nothing.

    Comment by BC – November 20, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Everybody” knows HOMELAND is the best show on TV. :)

      Comment by Alienate – November 20, 2012 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not really. Homeland just blew the critics a bit better than other shows to get those Emmys. The show is ridiculous.

        Comment by David S – November 20, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s impossible because only a tiny percentage of “everybody” has even SEEN Homeland.

        Comment by CJ – November 20, 2012 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That bums me out. That was a really good show. Very interesting characters. The Emmy snubs for the first season were weird. Kelsey Grammar at the very least should have gotten nominated, and so should the girl who played Kitty. I suppose there’s always the Golden Globes coming up…

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 20, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boss rocked. Starz should’ve at least green-lighted one more season. There was soooo much to work with… Damn shame. Last Resort and now Boss – at least my DVR will be getting a break… LOL….

    Comment by sladewilson – November 20, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Starz is shooting themselves in the foot with constantly canceling all their shows. Maybe Boss wasn’t all that popular, but canceling it – like they do with all their other stuff – only makes people stay away from watching any new series on their channel because they know it’ll get canceled anyway.

    Now they’ve canceled as many shows as they have without ever letting one stay for very long it’s probably gotten to the point when people stop giving their shows a chance because why invest your time in something that has about a zero percent chance of getting to run its course?

    Comment by Kasper F. Nielsen – November 20, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t say I am surprised disappointed but not surprised. It was a really good show and I really liked the direction it was going. Not holding my breath for a movie.

    Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – November 20, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show was ok at best, but now that its cancelled what would be the point in a wrap up movie. Nobody was watching to begin with

    Comment by Ram510 – November 20, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe it will get an Emmy nomination for Best Cancellation. ;-)

    Comment by TV Gord – November 20, 2012 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cue Kelsey Grammer whining about how the show was cancelled because he’s a Republican in 3, 2, 1…

    Comment by Alice – November 21, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cannot believe this. I pledge to never watch anything else stars produces. Cutting Spartacus and Boss so short tells me this cable channel is amateur. In fact I am going to cancel stars altogether!

    Comment by Igal fligman – November 22, 2012 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t Head Case a Starz Original Series? That lasted for 3 seasons.

    Comment by mandymauer – November 22, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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