Starz Cancels Kelsey Grammer's BOSS
Variety reports that the Starz network has canceled its series BOSS, starring Kelsey Grammer. The series has suffered from low ratings throughout its current season. According to the report, the show averaged 937,000 for multiple airings of its episodes in the second season, which was a decline from season one. The show ended its run of 18 episodes on October 19th.
Starz said in a statement: "We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV."
Grammer won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane on BOSS. He made his Broadway musical debut in the role of George in the recent revival of La Cage Aux Folles.
Grammer is best known as Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers". He continued playing the celebrated character in two additional TV series ("Wings" and "Frasier") over a span of 20 years, tying the record for longest-running television character. For the role, Grammer won four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and received an unparalleled 16 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 16 SAG nominations. Grammer won a fifth Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his recurring role of Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons". He has also lent his voice to the films Toy Story 2, Anastasia and Teacher's Pet and the television series "Father of the Pride," "Gary the Rat" and the Emmy-nominated "Animal Farm".
His film credits include X-Men: The Last Stand, Fifteen Minutes, Down Periscope, Even Money, Fame and the upcoming Crazy on the Outside and Bunyan and Babe, among others. Grammer starred in and served as executive producer of the ABC comedy, "Hank". Other TV credits include "Back to You," "A Christmas Carol," "Benedict Arnold," "Mr. St. Nick," "Kennedy," and "George Washington". With his TV Production Company, Grammnet, he has produced such hit television shows as the Emmy-winning "Medium" for NBC and "The Game" and "Girlfriends" for CW. He has directed single episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris," "My Ex Life" and "Out of Practice". He also directed several episodes of "Frasier," one of which earned him a DGA nomination.