Starz fires ‘Boss,’ will Golden Globes follow suit?

Sorry, “Boss“: You’re fired!

The Starz network announced this week that its low-rated Kelsey Grammer series would not be picked up for a third season, despite earning two Golden Globe nominations last year (Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Drama Actor). While the political series lost the big prize to Showtime’s “Homeland,” acting frontrunner Grammer was able to claim the trophy for TV Drama Actor.

Even though he won the Golden Globe, Grammer was shockingly snubbed at this year’s Emmys, prompting Grammer to rant to Jay Leno that Emmy voters didn’t nominate him because of his Republican political views.

The combination of Emmy snubs, lack of buzz, low ratings and now the unfortunate cancellation have all but eliminated “Boss’s” chance of returning to the Golden Globes this year in the top TV Drama Series race. Grammer also isn’t a sure bet this year according to Gold Derby’s exclusive polling amongst our Editors and Users.

If luck has run out for “Boss” on the Globes ballot this year, what series might replace it on nominations morning? Last year’s other nominated TV Drama Series were “Homeland,” “American Horror Story,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones.”

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With “American Horror Story” now entering the movie/miniseries races at the Globes, that leaves at least one slot open for the taking. Might it be never-nominated “Breaking Bad,” newcomer “The Newsroom,” former champ “Mad Men,” miniseries-turned-drama-series “Downton Abbey,” or perhaps red-hot “The Walking Dead“?

The 70th Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Dec. 13.

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