Chicago's "Boss" TV Show Gets Fired

Chicago-based show victim of low ratings

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    Kelsey Grammer portrayed Mayor Tom Kane on "Boss."

    Turns out there is an entity strong enough to take down Chicago's fictional Mayor Tom Kane.

    Starz announced Tuesday that it is canceling "Boss" after two seasons.

    The show was set in Chicago and featured Kelsey Grammer portraying the iron-fisted mayor of the city.

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    Kelsey Grammer explains that he wanted to play the exact opposite of his beloved character Dr. Frasier Crane when he co-created the role of Mayor Tom Kane on "Boss." "Boss" airs Fridays at 9pm on Starz.

    The cable network did not offer a reason for canceling the show, but low ratings are likely to blame.

    Deadline.com reports that negotiations are in the works for a two-hour movie that would wrap up the remaining story lines.

    The cancellation is a blow for several Chicagoans who worked as extras on the show and in the behind-the-scenes production.