7 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'Boss'

Kelsey Grammer, Sanaa Lathan and T.I. put in gripping performances in one of TV's best dramas.

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Boss is a game changer for the Starz network. There's a reason a show that arrived with little to no fanfare is now winning Golden Globes, earning the praises of critics and developing a major following: This is a great show that stands out among the pack. Boss is poised to be the game changer that will put Starz on the map for high-quality original programming, much like Mad Men did for AMC and The Shield did for FX.

Network executives made the first season and the second season's premiere episode available for free for on-demand viewing online, which may prove to be a winning strategy. Boss is opening the door to more great original television programming in the future.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. She is also editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire, a blog dedicated to world news related to the African Diaspora and global culture. Follow her on Twitter.

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