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Jeff Hephner Tells Why Season 2 of 'Boss' Is Can't Miss TV on DVD

4/16/2013 1:00pm EDT
Season two of Starz' razor-sharp political drama Boss is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. To mark the occasion, BFTV checked in with the charming and talented Jeff Hephner, who played ambitious politico Ben Zajac on the award-winning series. Jeff told us what stands out to him about season two - and reflected on the show's unfortunate cancellation afterward.

"The show took a big turn," he said of the transition between seasons. "We had a sweeping epic going, and [in] season two, I think we get a little more into the emotional development of all of the characters. You start to get a little...

Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss' Kaput!

11/20/2012 3:26pm EST
Actor Kelsey Grammer's TV series Boss has been cancelled.

The political drama earned Grammer a 2012 Best Actor Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, but the show is destined to be short-lived.

Executives at cable TV network Starz have decided not to renew the program for a third season due to low ratings.

A statement from the studio reads: "After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with Boss. We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, (creator) F...

T.I. Joins The Cast Of Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss'

9/5/2012 10:56am EDT
Rapper T.I. has joined the cast of Kelsey Grammer's hit TV drama Boss.

The Whatever You Like hit-maker recently signed a deal to film a guest spot in an episode of cop series Hawaii Five-0, and now he is expanding his acting resume after landing a spot on the Emmy Award-winning show's upcoming season.

According to, the 31 year old will play Trey Rogers, a former gang leader aiming for a career in politics.

The rap star is no stranger to the small screen - the second season of his reality show with wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, premiered on Monday.

Kelsey Grammer Takes Call From Wife During 'Boss' TCA Panel

8/4/2012 10:00am EDT
Kelsey Grammer at the DGA Awards in January
Kelsey Grammer made news during the Starz presentation of “Boss” for the Television Critics Association when he took a phone call from his wife. He later explained to the critics that his family comes first, though he was happy to speak about “Boss” with them.

We caught up with Grammer after his show stopping phone call. He spoke very passionately about his rejuvenated interest in family.

“This is very hard to say,” Grammer told reporters. “It’s the first time I was in a place with someone in my life that having a child was the best thing both of us could do. So that’s new for me and it’...

TV on DVD: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' 'Burn Notice,' 'White Collar,' 'Leverage' & 'Boss'

7/29/2012 3:30pm EDT
Star Trek
July has been a great month for TV home-video releases, from the eagerly anticipated Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Ray to fan favorites like Burn Notice, White Collar and Leverage. Here's an inside look at all those titles, as well as Starz's Boss and Acorn Media's James May's 20th Century.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One [Blu-Ray]: This is the release that Star Trek fans have been waiting for. As we celebrate Next Generation's 25th anniversary, its inaugural season looks near-perfect on Blu-Ray, down to astonishing levels of detail in special-effects shots. There's clearl...

Our Favorite TV Bosses In Honor Of National Boss' Day

10/17/2011 1:00pm EDT
Favorite TV Bosses
Usually celebrated on Oct. 16, National Boss' Day is being observed today because yesterday was a Sunday.

In honor of the non-secular "holiday," Starpulse is honoring some of our favorite television bosses.

Check out the slideshow below (in no particular order), and tell us who YOUR favorite boss is!

Check Out Kelsey Grammer In 'Boss' (Watch The Premiere Episode!)

10/17/2011 10:03am EDT
Kelsey Grammer in Boss
Kelsey Grammer is returning to TV in "Boss," a political drama in which the actor plays a corrupt politician.

Grammer plays Chicago mayor Tom Kane, one of the most effective leaders in recent history. However, a degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him. His wife knows nothing, his advisor has her suspicions, and his estranged daughter may learn his secret.

Check out an online sampling of the premiere episode below!

"Boss" premieres October 21 at 10 p.m. on Starz.

Q&A: Jeff Hephner Talks 'Boss' And His TV Fandom

10/14/2011 11:45am EDT
Something must be going right for Boss: Starz renewed the Kelsey Grammer-led political drama for season two well before next Friday's series premiere. I recently sat down with star Jeff Hephner to find out what's so intriguing about Chicago politics and how his character, Ben Zajac, fits into the picture.

Ben is an idealist, who grew up in Chicago and whose passion for his hometown caused him to leave a lucrative law career for the murky world of public service. His charisma is not scripted; it's courtesy of Hephner, who is as affable and charming as they come. If that's not ende...

Kelsey Grammer Says Heart Attack And Divorce Led To New Show 'Boss' On Starz

10/10/2011 3:00pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer is returning to TV in a different role than you’re used to seeing him. Boss is a political drama in which Grammer plays a corrupt politician. The change of public image was inspired by Grammer’s publicized personal struggles, he admits.

“Honestly, I actually just took a break for a while,” Grammer said. “There were a lot of reasons I did but in the last couple of years I decided I needed to make a life change, honestly. You’re all familiar with what’s gone on in my personal life. Maybe not the details because I don’t talk about them, but I will say this.”

Grammer is now div...