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Kelsey Grammer To Play The Mayor Of Chicago In 'Boss'

November 19th, 2010 1:19pm EST

Kelsey GrammerKelsey Grammer is heading back to TV in a new show directed by Milk moviemaker Gus Van Sant.

The former Frasier star is swapping comedy for a tense political drama called Boss, which will mark Oscar-nominee Van Sant's first small screen venture.

Grammer will star as the fictional Mayor of Chicago, Illinois who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about, according to Deadline.com.

The show is said to be inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear.

 

 

 

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