Kelsey Grammer - Did Kelsey Grammer's Love For Romney Get 'The Boss' Cancelled?

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Kelsey Grammer has blamed his Republican political leanings for the cancellation of his acclaimed drama The Boss. The Starz TV network announced yesterday (November 20, 2012) that they would not be continuing the show, in which Kelsey plays the tyrannical Chicago mayor Tom Kane, The Daily Mail has reported.

This isn’t the first time that the former Frasier star has suggested that his support for the Republican party has held him back in the world of TV. Earlier this year, Kelsey was complaining to Jay Leno that his Republican ways were the reason that The Boss hadn’t been nominated for an Emmy. When Leno asked why the show had won a Golden Globe but hadn’t even been nominated for an Emmy, Kelsey replied “Yeah, its hard to figure. It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible, I mean, I am a, I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood. Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor, or even older voting member for the Emmys, would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but oooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’” He then answered his own question, with a degree of sarcasm, saying “I don’t believe that’s possible.”

In a statement, Starz said that it was “proud” of the show but had made the “difficult” decision not to continue with another series. Grammer may be citing his love for Romney as the reason behind the show’s cancellation but it’s worth looking at the viewer figures, too. The Boss raked in 659,000 for its premiere and a season peak of 440,000 viewers, Compared to the 1.25 million that Starz’s other major drama, Magic City attracted, it looks as though other factors may also be at play here.

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