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Starz Cancels 'Boss' After 2 Seasons

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 20, 2012 at 1:26PM

The Starz network has canceled Kelsey Grammer's political drama Boss, after just 2 seasons on the air, despite all the critical acclaim.
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Sanaa Lathan Boss

The Starz network has canceled Kelsey Grammer's political drama Boss, after just 2 seasons on the air, despite all the critical acclaim.

"After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with [a third season of] Boss," Starz said in a statement released today.

The series averaged 937,000 viewers during its second season, down from 1.1 million on in its first.

I watched a total of 5 episode - 3 from last season, and 2 from the second, and I just couldn't quite get into the drama of it all. It could just be a matter of timing. There's a lot of competition in the drama department on cable TV (both non-premium and premium channels) - many of them being very good dramas that exist on cable TV networks that we could say are more popular brand names, like HBO and Showtime for example.

I still plan to return and watch both season entirely, especially since there a few black actors of note on the show, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama series earlier this year, as well as returning cast members including singer/songwriter/actor Rotimi, and James Vincent Meredith

And, oh yeah, T.I. was to join Lathan as one of the series' newbies.

Any Boss fans out there? Thoughts on the news?

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Sanaa Lathan


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