Boss is an American political drama television series created by Farhad Safinia which follows Tom Kane, the Mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder yet is determined to remain in charge, concealing the disease from everyone around him except his own physician.
The series aired in the USA on Starz from 21 October, 2011 to 19 October, 2012. There are 18 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
Boss originally aired in South Africa on M-Net Series from 26 December, 2012 to 24 April, 2013. It later aired on M-Net Series Zone. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 originally aired on M-Net Series from 26 December, 2012 to 13 February, 2013, on Wednesdays at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 premiered on M-Net Series Zone on Sunday 14 July 2013, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast in a triple bill, weekly. There are eight episodes in the first season.
Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) sits like a spider at the centre of Chicago's web of power; a web built on a covenant with the people. They want to be led, they want disputes settled, jobs dispensed, and loyalties rewarded.
If he achieves through deception and troubling morality, so be it. As long as he gets the job done, they look the other way.
Yet despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, a degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him. He can't trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.
Kane's wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) knows nothing. Theirs is a marriage of convenience. Kitty O'Neil (Kathleen Robertson), Kane's advisor, has her suspicions but stays silent. And Kane's political advisor Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan), a Yale graduate with a rough edge, remains questionless.
Only Emma (Hannah Ware), Kane's estranged daughter, has a chance of learning his secret. This is going to be the toughest term yet for the Boss.
Season 1 (8 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 26 Dec 2012 | Finale: 13 Feb 2013 | Wed, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 14 Jul 2013 | Finale: 28 Jul 2013 | Sun, 21h30
Season 2 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 20 Feb 2013 | Finale: 24 Apr 2013 | Wed, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 28 Jul 2013 | Finale: 18 Aug 2013 | Sun, 21h30