Boss (2011–2012)

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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Mayor Tom Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Meredith Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Emma Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ben Zajac (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Kitty O'Neill (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Sam Miller (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Darius Morrison (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Alderman Ross (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ezra Stone (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jackie / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Governor McCall Cullen (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Maggie Zajac (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Kane's Aide / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gerald 'Babe' McGantry (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anthony Mockus Sr. ...
 Mayor Rutledge (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ian Todd (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Mona Fredricks (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Ella Harris (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Candace Edwards ...
 Mona's Assistant / ... (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Mayor's Office Employee (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Amy Morton ...
 Catherine Walsh (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Juan Gabriel Ruiz ...
 Cullen's Aide / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris D. Thomas ...
 Sentinel Reporter / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Trey Rogers (8 episodes, 2012)
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 Ryan Kavanaugh (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Grey Haired Man (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thomas Kosik ...
 Mayor's Office Employee / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

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Betrayal starts from within. See more »

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Candidate Ben Zajac has House of Cards (2013) Frank Underwood's ringtone on his cell. First heard in episode 4. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.32 (2011) See more »

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Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Boss Remix)
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Arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, and Brian Reitzell
Performed by Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Courtesy of Es Paranza/Rounder Records by arrangement with New Rounder, LLC
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Kelsey in his prime
28 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you haven't read the book "Boss" by Mike Royko and you haven't already fallen in love with the new Starz series Boss, then you should do both.. NOW. I know it has only the first episode of the first season but its not a pilot, the entire first episode was directed by Gus Van Sant in Chicago and almost like one of the best 50 min. movies you ever saw. It is starZ answer to the great cable TV shows i.e. Dexter, OZ, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Shield etc.

The new series Boss is not based on Royko's book but almost the history of Chicago's gritty politics and policies. It encapsulates the anti- heroic and heroic decisions of our beloved mayor and Boss. Kelsey Grammar is Spectacular. His presence is so palpable it seems the entire cast, who are fantastic, have him on their mind when acting. Kelsey Grammar is the Bulldog mayor, he is the King of the City, he is the Boss.


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