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Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia for the premium television service Starz. The series follows Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer, Cheers, Frasier), the Mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him except his own physician, Dr. Ella Harris.
Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane’s marriage to his wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen, The Following) is nothing more than one of convenience. Kane’s closest advisors, Kitty O’Neill (Kathleen Robertson, The Business, Maniac Mansion) and Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan, Weeds), begin to suspect something is wrong with the Mayor but respect him too much to ask any questions, while State Treasurer Ben Zajac (Jeff Hephner, The O.C, Easy Money, Hellcats) is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary.
The series was broadcast in the United States on the premium television service Starz, and is produced by Category 5 Entertainment, Grammnet Productions and Lionsgate Television. On September 27, 2011, before the series premiered, Starz announced that Boss had been renewed for a second season of ten episodes. The first season premiered on October 21, 2011,and the second season premiered on August 17, 2012. On November 20, 2012, it was announced that Starz had cancelled the show.