Industry Roundup: Kelsey Grammer, Mayor of Chicago?


Meet the New Boss: Kelsey Grammer will play the mayor of Chicago in the drama Boss, which Starz just picked up for an eight-episode run. (There was a fierce bidding war.) Deadline reported that it had been described as a "King Lear-inspired tale of power set in Chicago's political machine." The show was packaged by agent Ari Emanuel, brother of Rahm. [Variety]

A Star, Not Alone: Adrianne Palicki, who played Tyra on Friday Night Lights and starred in the short-lived Lone Star, will pay homage to the Oliver Stone kinda-classic Natural Born Killers in an upcoming episode of the CBS procedural Criminal Minds. She will take the original Juliette Lewis role and play "Syd, a tough, irreverent and sexually manipulative lunatic who sets out on a cross country killing spree with her badass sociopath husband Ray (The Black Donnellys' Jonathan Tucker)." [Deadline]