The announcement that Starz will not pick up the award-winning series “Boss”, was extremely disappointing. It was a well-acted show with a slice of reality which makes me wonder, “Was it too real?” Kelsey Grammer starred in the show and even picked up a Golden Globe this year for his role as a Chicago Mayor.
While the show had a loyal following, they blamed the cancellation on low ratings. It’s annoying that they don’t give a show a chance these days. I too was just introduced to the show this season and went back to the beginning On Demand to catch up. It was amazing and had so much entertaining story-line that I was looking forward to the next season. What a bummer!
The show did seem to come close to a lot of back door dealings allegedly happening in Chicago, which may have been another reason for the cancellation. Politicians probably watched and were afraid their dirty little secrets were being played out for the world to see. It would not surprise me if former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was also shaking in his boots. We are made to believe we live in a free country, but it seems that any show resembling reality gets cut with a knife. But the stupid mindless shows, reality TV and sitcoms without laughs, can last forever.
Starz released a statement saying; “After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with a third season of ‘Boss’. 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.” This sounds like crap.
Although it’s a sudden end to a series there is good news, reports have surfaced that there could be a two-hour TV movie which would allow Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) to properly bid farewell. Starz and “Boss” producer Lionsgate TV are reportedly in negotiations to make it happen.
It would be great to have a way to know how it will all end. I hate when they cut shows in the middle and we never get a true ending. Remember The Playboy Club, “V”, “Outsourced” and “The Event“? They were all canceled just as I got into the character’s, leaving me feeling like a jilted spouse without a goodbye note.
How can we as viewer’s protest to save our favorite shows? It reminds me of politics…they say we have a voice, but we really don’t.