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It had a great leading turn from Kelsey Grammer as ruthless (and terminally ill) Mayor Tom Kane. It featured a smart if breathtakingly cynical take on Chicago politics. It was created by Farhad Safinia (writer of "Apocalypto") and had no less than Gus Van Sant as the director of its first episode. But "Boss," Starz's first stab at HBO/AMC-style prestige programming, never quite gelled as must-see TV or attracted a significant audience, and today the network announced that it's calling an end to the show after two seasons. Read More: Trailer for Starz's New Series 'Da Vinci’s Demons,' from 'Batman Begins' Writer David S. Goyer Variety reports that one of the problems faced by the ratings-challenged Lionsgate-produced drama is that Starz didn't own the global rights and so wasn't making ancillary revenue off of them, unlike the fully owned "Magic City," which hasn't performed much better. »


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