Starz Gives ‘Boss’ Season 2 Premiere Date

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 7th, 2012 at 6:42 pm,

Boss 2 TV Starz Gives ‘Boss’ Season 2 Premiere Date

Fans of the Starz drama series Boss won’t have to wait much longer for the second season to begin, as Starz announced that Boss season 2 will premiere Friday, August 17.

Boss centers around hard-boiled Chicago Mayor Thomas Kane (played by Grammer) who was recently diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder called DLB. To stay in office, Kane works carefully to conceal his disorder from everyone, including his closest advisors and his wife.  The controversial role of Mayor Kane won Grammer a Golden Globe and the actor also performs double-duty on the political drama as an executive producer.


Season one left off on a cliffhanger with Kane in the grips of a stroke. This season will see the Windy City mayor coping with not only the psychological effects of upping his medication dose, but the fallout of speculations about his declining health and his secret potentially becoming public, prompting him to take a closer look at his inner circle.

Joining Grammer for the upcoming Season 2 will be Glee star Jonathan Groff, who will become a series regular this season. Groff will play Ian Todd, a new, young, driven adviser battling for Kane’s favor. Sanaa Lathan will also appear regularly as the Chief of Staff to Alderman Ross, with rapper T.I. guest starring as a former gang member with ambitious designs on City Hall. Previous cast members Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner, Kathleen Robertson, Troy Garity, and Rotimi Akinosho will all return next season.

Boss 2 TV 2 Starz Gives ‘Boss’ Season 2 Premiere Date

Originally premiering last October, Boss was perceived by many at Starz to be a big hit for the network, and was subsequently renewed before the first season premiered. Unfortunately, once it premiered, Boss‘ ratings were less than spectacular, which led many to believe that an early renewal for the freshman series was a mistake.

In an attempt to garner more notice for television viewers, Starz has decided to shift the season 2 premiere date from October to early August. This move, while certainly to be applauded by fans of the series for not having to wait two additional months for new episodes, will also allow the series to stand apart from the crowd. Premiering in early August means that Boss will air ahead of the majority of TV premieres, instead of in October, where viewers are still giving over 20 new series a proverbial test drive.


Boss season 2 preremieres August 17 @ 10pm on Starz.

Source:  TV Guide

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  1. Was a good show,I at least enjoyed it :)

  2. This show is very good. I’m surprised the ratings weren’t higher!

  3. I love this series and hope it gets better ratings in season 2

  4. My sister and brother-in-law live in Chicago but don’t watch this show. I ask them how they could not watch it? I love it. If I lived in Chicago maybe I wouldn’t, though. Too real.

  5. Didn’t expect to like this show –power, politics, corruption not new & Kelsey G’s big ego filling the screen. But the casting is BRILLIANT and the acting is really really good from each cast member.—keeps me coming back for more.

  6. Great show, among the best I ever watched. Glad there will be a second second. Those many hours I spent watching it felt like minutes only

  7. Love this show and was able to get my picky roommate into since I recorded the series. No one has heard of the show thats why the ratings were low. Also many people have cut the cable back. I cant wait to see the next season.

  8. I love the show and everyone i know loves it as well. Who are these people that do the ratings?
    Keep it going STARZ and maybe pick up LUCKY

  9. Can’t wait for Season 2! Loved this show. Thought Season 1 was perfection and having a hard time understanding why the rest of America hasn’t caught on. Go Kelsey!

  10. Oh, and Sanaa Lathan is a great addition to an already phenomenal caste.

  11. I watched the entire season yesterday. Without a doubt the best show on tv. this is the new Dallas!

  12. The best of political series I’ve ever seen. Bravo Farhad Safinia.

  13. I LOVE this show. I am proud of Kelsey, he is doing a wonderful job portraying the mayor. I am looking SO forward to Season 2!!

  14. This show is terrible and tough to watch1 Not cuz of the story, but because of Leslie Linka Glatter, or whoever she is trusting to be the director of photo.
    Who picks these disgusting camera angles? who decides to zoom in on someone’s bad teeth while they talk? it is suppose to make up think, “the point is what they are saying”? or “literally, WATCH the words from and ugly mouth’?

    Whoever it is, is zooming in on the wrong stuff. the show needs more wide angle shots and just tell the story! the” artistic creativity” is terrible and way out of hand! other than that, it’s a good story, with good writing and if they would just let it play the show might continue.
    If I see one more close up of old Babe’s, or Kelsey’s teeth I’m done!

    They got lucky if season 1 with close-ups of hot Kitty.
    I don’t this show will make it to season three with their choice of zooming in on crap!…disgusting crap!

  15. this drama is the best series on television right now! I ordered the movie channel Starz, just for BOSS! Please tell me there will be more seasons of this. Craving more from Kelsey and the cast. Superb!!!!!

  16. I love the show i ordered starz just so i could see the new show “boss” the thing is the only reason i found out about it is because i happen to like kelsey grammar and was wondering if he had started any new projects. I have basic cable and i never saw any advertisements for the show. I guess im just wondering if yall would advertise more then maybe the ratings would be better. To me the show is brilliant and i just love kelsey grammar