Kelsey Grammer heads back to weekly TV
November 19th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

Kelsey Grammer heads back to weekly TV

Kelsey Grammer is going to a place where everybody knows his name: weekly television.

The 55-year-old former "Cheers" and "Frasier" actor – currently appearing on Broadway in "La Cage Aux Folles" - is set to headline the new Starz series "Boss," reports.

In the political drama, Grammer will play a Chicago mayor who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition. The politician, however, keeps his illness a secret from everyone but his doctor.

Acclaimed "Milk" director Gus Van Sant will direct the "Boss" pilot and serve as co-executive producer on the series, which was inspired by Shakespeare's "King Lear." The show will mark Van Sant's first foray into television, reports Deadline, and Grammer's first cable and drama series.

"Boss" is expected to run for eight episodes, though an airdate has not yet been announced.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Ike

    at least he divorced his irritating wife.Her talking about her irritating bowels even on The Stern Show was over the top...."I pooped my pants"

    November 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CatfishMammy

    I done hear he got worm an blood in he stool!

    November 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Satan

    Kelsey sold his soul to become a T.V. star......
    so did Charlie Sheen........

    November 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pliny

    Political leader with impaired mental capacity.

    Sounds like the Bush administration.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. emo

    That was what happened on West Wing...

    November 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cheefsfury


    November 19, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. babycelebs411

    we recently celebrated his daughter 9th birthday:

    November 19, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |

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