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'Boss' Season Finale: Tom Kane Seeks Retribution (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 12th 2011 3:30AM
'Boss' season finale - 'Choose'It was a short first season for 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz), but the gubernatorial campaign proved to be filled with tension and drama. And that was just the surface that the voters saw. Behind the scenes, things were even darker as Kane's desperation to hold onto his mayoral seat led him to take some very drastic and tragic actions.

The betrayal from within his office to see him thrown out of office finally reached the man who was perhaps his closest friend and advisor. For 30 years, Ezra Stone has advised Kane and stood by his side as he grew through the ranks to rule Chicago with an iron fist.

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The Hard Work of Kane's Team Unraveled by One Whistleblower on 'Boss' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 21st 2011 12:00AM
'Boss' - 'Remembered'This week's installment of 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz) was a master class in media manipulation. With a scandal on the verge of being revealed, Mayor Kane's crack team spent the next few days systematically working on each local news channel to redirect their attention elsewhere.

It was absolutely fascinating watching the work pay off as channel by channel, they bit on the bits of information leaked and created a more sensational story. Everything was coming off beautifully, until in the final moments of the episode we learned just how powerful a single voice can be.

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Tom Kane Gets an Unexpected New Drug Supplier on 'Boss' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 14th 2011 5:00AM
'Boss' - 'Slip'Tom found himself in need of finding a new source for the myriad of medications he needs to battle his degenerative disease on 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz). But he needs someone who can not only get him what he needs, but can be discreet about it. The latter perhaps being the more important of those two necessities.

So he turns to a woman who, only a few short episodes ago, wanted nothing to do with him. His daughter Emma now finds herself slowly trying to reconnect a very estranged relationship, while at the same time procuring him medications without a legal prescription. Somehow, we suspect she's going to find herself pulled right into the inevitable scandal.

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Tom Reveals His Secret to Emma on 'Boss' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 7th 2011 1:10AM
Kelsey Grammer BossIt's not easy being mayor -- and it's apparently even harder when you have a degenerative neurological disorder that looks set to rapidly dismantle your whole world, as Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) is starting to discover on 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz).

Up until now, he's been carrying the secret of his condition alone, but last Friday, he chose to unburden to his estranged daughter Emma, who, as a priest, would be sure to counsel him and comfort him where no-one else would.

Or not.

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Meredith Steps Up When Tom Gets Disoriented at Press Conference on 'Boss' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 12:00AM
'Boss' - 'Reflex'In politics, your public image is every bit as important as where you stand on the issues. So when symptoms of Tom's medical condition started invading a press conference on 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz), it took some quick thinking on Meredith's part to salvage the moment for him.

Even though he's yet to open up about his medical condition, she was able to sense that something was wrong in that moment, and rather than let him appear weak, she stepped up and smoothly transitioned the conversation. The moment snapped Tom back and he was able to go on.

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'Boss' Behind-the-Scenes Preview & Interviews, Plus a Big Giveaway

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 25th 2011 4:35PM
Jeff Hephner as Ben Zajac, 'Boss'What did you think of Kelsey Grammer's new drama 'Boss' (Fridays, 10PM ET on Starz)? The pilot episode laid out Mayor Tom Kane's major dilemma for the series, but it also introduced several other intriguing players in the political landscape of Chicago.

In this behind-the-scenes video, creator Farhad Safinia and stars Kathleen Robertson (Kitty O'Neil) and Jeff Hephner (Ben Zajac) give insight into the Zajac's character and motivation as he becomes the Kane-endorsed candidate for governor.

"I think Zajac is a bright guy, and I think he has the same DNA, in a way, that makes up a guy like Kane," Hephner says. "It's important for him to try to reconcile how deep he gets into bed with Kane," Safinia teases, "because he knows what happens to people who do. Yet, the temptation of the fast-track to winning high office is very alluring."

And then there are Zajac's dalliances, another thing he shares in common with Kane. Robertson teases more about their torrid relationship, pointing out that "she knows better ... but she can't help herself."

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Tom Kane Gets a Secret Diagnosis That Could Change Everything on 'Boss' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 1:00AM
'Boss' - 'Pilot'With the premiere of 'Boss' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz) any remaining vestiges of Frasier Crane that we saw when Kelsey Grammer would appear on other shows fell to the side. Here was a commanding orator, a powerful and driven man, and a very serious man.

We first met him at perhaps one of the lowest points of his life. But even when getting the diagnosis that spelled out a very unpleasant fate at the hands of a disease there is no cure for, Tom Kane (Grammer) exuded poise and grace. At least, so long as there was anyone around.

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'Boss' Bosses Exit the Show

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 22nd 2011 4:00PM
Kelsey Grammer's new Starz series 'Boss' just premiered last night, and there are already big shake-ups behind the scenes.

According to Deadline, 'Boss' co-showrunners and executive producers Richard Levine and Lyn Greene are exiting the drama series, which was already renewed for a second season (yes, before it even premiered) last month.

Levine and Greene, formerly of 'Nip/Tuck,' were on board for the entire eight-episode first season to oversee things with first-time series creator and executive producer Farhad Safinia. Deadline's sources implied that Safinia was a quick study, but confirmed that the series is searching for a new writer/executive producer to join the team -- which also includes star Grammer, director Gus Van Sant, Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov -- for Season 2.

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Bad Grammers! Kelsey Vs. Camille: The War of Words Escalates

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 20th 2011 3:30PM
Kelsey Grammer and his ex-wife, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Camille Grammer, have been engaged in a war of words since their messy split in July 2010 -- and the 'Real Housewives' cameras were there to capture every moment.

Since the divorce, both Kelsey and Camille have moved on with new relationships. Kelsey married British flight attendant Kayte Walsh in February, two weeks after his divorce was finalized. Meanwhile, Camille has been out-and-about with 35-year-old bankruptcy lawyer Dimitri Charalambopoulos. But just because these two have moved on romantically doesn't mean they'll stop rehashing the past.

After all, it's been pretty ugly from the start.

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Talking TV Podcast Elects 'Boss,' 'The Walking Dead' and 'Once Upon a Time'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Oct 19th 2011 4:00PM
For this week's podcast, we had a special guest for the last segment. Alyssa Rosenberg, a former political reporter who writes about TV and pop culture for Think Progress and The Atlantic, joined Ryan McGee and myself for our discussion of 'Boss,' the new political drama starring Kelsey Grammar (my review of the show is here).

Before we got to 'Boss,' Ryan and I discussed 'The Walking Dead's' new season and its boffo ratings, and we also gabbed about the new ABC drama 'Once Upon a Time,' which premieres Sunday.

Running times are below.

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Kelsey Grammer Takes Charge in 'Boss,' But the Rest of the Show Needs Work

by Maureen Ryan, posted Oct 19th 2011 3:30PM
It's easy to see why Kelsey Grammer took the lead role in 'Boss' (10PM ET Friday, Starz). For almost any actor, the role of Mayor Tom Kane would be the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet.

The role of Kane lets Grammer present his dramatic bona fides and put his 'Frasier' (and, er, 'Hank') personas to rest, and he's so good as the driven politician that he alone is almost reason enough to tune in.

The problem is, the show that's been built around the actor (who's also a producer on the project) isn't nearly as interesting as what Grammer brings to the screen, and the sluggish pacing and melodramatic excesses of 'Boss' could put off those drawn in by the actor's confident star turn.

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What To Watch: TV Picks for October 17-23

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 16th 2011 3:00PM
Harry BelafonteMONDAY, OCTOBER 17

'Terra Nova' (8PM ET, Fox)

When an orphaned "Sixer" girl comes to Terra Nova seeking asylum, the camp is at odds over whether they can trust her; Mira plots to reclaim a valued possession; Taylor begins to suspect there is a traitor in his midst and Reynolds admits his feelings for Maddy.

'Hart of Dixie' (9PM ET, The CW)
As Bluebell is hit by an intense heat wave, Zoe discovers that the hot weather makes everyone act differently and with a lot less inhibition. In fact, it takes all of Zoe's strength to ignore her heat-induced attraction to Wade until it gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Lemon prepares for the arrival of George's family, determined to win them over, but her emotions get the best of her when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi. (Shirtless Wilson Bethel alert!)

'Sing Your Song' (10PM ET, HBO) special presentation
Filmmaker Susanne Rostock tells the rich life story of artist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte in this feature-length documentary. Though the film touches on Belafonte's musical career, 'Sing Your Song' focuses much of its time on Belafonte's social activism, as he worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons and the incarceration of youth. Those interviewed include Tonny Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as Belafonte's family and the artist himself.

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Starz Renews 'Boss' Before Season 1 Even Premieres

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 27th 2011 4:35PM
Boss'Boss,' Kelsey Grammer's return to scripted TV, has received a Season 2 pick-up before Season 1 has even hit the airwaves.

That means 10 new episodes (in addition to Season 1's eight) of the Farhad Safinia-created series will eventually hit the airwaves.

"The first time we read Farhad's script, we knew we had to make 'Boss,'" Chris Albrecht, CEO and president of Starz, said in a statement. "With each episode, the story grew richer, and the cast continued to turn in breakthrough performances.

"Led by Kelsey and Farhad, this creative team is giving us dramatic storytelling at its very best. For our viewers, we felt it important to start working on the next season as soon as possible."

Grammer stars as Chicago's powerful mayor Tom Kane (Grammer). His character will be threatened with a secret that could topple him.

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Kelsey Grammer On Fame, Comedy, Chicago and His New Drama, 'Boss'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 13th 2011 4:20PM
Shooting a television show on location isn't a situation that offers actors much privacy, unless they're in a forest outside Vancouver or in the desert near Albuquerque or some remote place like that.

How about downtown Chicago on a bustling summer day? Last Friday, as he shot a pivotal scene from the upcoming Starz drama 'Boss' on the sidewalk outside Chicago's City Hall, Kelsey Grammer had almost no privacy. But the actor didn't appear to need a buffer, let alone a wall of bodyguards. He affably talked to passersby during breaks from the afternoon shoot, and genially posed for photos with anyone who asked.

After he'd wrapped for the day, he sat down for an interview in which he talked about the similarities between his own life as a public figure and the intensely scrutinized lives of politicians like Mayor Tom Kane, his character on 'Boss.'

"My life's been covered for the last 25 years -- everything, every moment, every single pitfall," Grammer said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Starz Sets Premiere Date for Kelsey Grammer Drama 'Boss'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 9th 2011 2:30PM
Kelsey Grammer played a comedic character for a long time on 'Cheers' and 'Frasier,' but this fall, he'll return to television as a complicated, driven Chicago mayor in Starz's new drama 'Boss.'

Along with our partners at Huffington Post, we can exclusively reveal that 'Boss' will debut at 10PM ET on Oct. 21.

We've also got an exclusive first look at the teaser poster for the show and a video clip for the drama, which also stars Martin Donovan, Kathleen Roberston and Connie Nielsen.

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