Kelsey Grammer, Boss

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Kelsey Grammer is no longer the Boss.

Starz has canceled the political drama, which starred the Emmy-winning actor, after two low-rated seasons, the cable network announced Tuesday.

"After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with Boss," read the net's statement. "We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, [creator] Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV."


While critically acclaimed, the series—which revolved around Grammer's unscrupulous Chicago mayor, a man who'd go to any lengths to retain power while keeping an incurable degenerative disease hidden—failed to catch on with viewers. Executive produced by Hollywood heavy hitter Gus Van Sant, the drama averaged a mere 317,000 viewers during its second season.

While the series won't return for season three, Starz is reportedly in talks to wrap Boss with a two-hour movie. Regardless, Grammer—who won a Golden Globe for his performance during the show's first season—isn't hurting for work. He recently signed on to the feature Reach Me, costarring Kyra Sedgwick.

And then, of course, he's got that whole Kendra Wilkinson feud to keep him busy.

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