Kelsey Grammer is no longer the “Boss.”
Starz has cancelled “Boss” after two seasons, it was announced Tuesday.
The political drama, which stars Grammer as corrupt Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, will not return for a third season.
“After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with (a third season of) Boss,” the cable network 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.”
The cancellation news may not be the last word from the mighty mayor, however — there’s talk that the series could be wrapped up in a two-hour movie, according to Deadline, who reports that Starz is in discussions with Lionsgate TV about the possibility.
When it debuted in October 2011, “Boss” was critically praised but delivered soft ratings — and even won Grammer a Golden Globe for his commanding performance.