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Boss is a politically-geared drama that follows the life of the mayor of Chicago, Tom Kane. Kane, who is played by Kelsey Grammar, is determined to do his job to the best of his abilities, despite the aspirations of his political enemies. However, there is one big problem that is suddenly holding Kane back. He has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disease called Lewy bodies. This disease is slowly wrecking his brain, making it difficult for him to continue his work as he always has.

Because he believes he can work around the condition, and because he still wants to be mayor of Chicago, Kane decides not to tell anyone about what is happening to him. The only person who knows what it going on with Kane is his doctor, a woman named Ella Harris. At first, hiding the condition is not as hard as Kane expected. He is so disconnected from his wife Meredith that she does not even notice that anything has changed with him. In addition, most of the political people he works with are too concerned with their own careers to think about the mayor and any changes that may be taking place in him.

However, things get harder for Kane when his top advisors, who work closely with him, begin to suspect that not everything is quite right with the mayor. They are too nervous and respectful of Kane to confront him, but Kane knows that it is now only a matter of time before his secret is revealed.

As the show progresses, Kane must face political and personal problems as he continues to attempt to hide his condition. The tension of the plot creates a unique and exciting dramatic show.

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Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Starz
2 Seasons, 18 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Boss Full Episode Guide

  • Miller's published story could ruin Kane, but Kitty's alliance with Doyle could be equally threatening; Meredith enters a new relationship.

  • Chicago's bankruptcy crisis decreases Kane's power as emergency measures are put in place, but threats by his enemies could ruin him forever.

  • Kane hesitantly joins forces with a longtime rival on City Council but finds that something more drastic must be done to avoid bankruptcy.

  • The alternative treatments appear to be working and Kane gains control of the city once again, but in his efforts to improve public perception, he may have to sacrifice a friendship.

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