Starz offers pilot prior to Oct. 21 premiere

Starz is making sure everyone gets a chance to see its newest drama, “Boss.”

Pay cabler will sneak the entire first episode beginning Friday and up through the skein’s official Oct. 21 premiere. The pilot can be viewed via the net’s own website and on Facebook, as well as on the Dish Network and other cablers, satcos and telcos.

On DirecTV, the episode will be available immediately following its Starz premiere .

“Boss” stars former “Frasier” lead Kelsey Grammer as a tough-nosed and manipulative Chicago mayor suffering through serious medical problems. The pilot was directed by Gus Van Sant. Series, created by Farhad Safinia, is produced by Lionsgate Television.

Pay cabler has plenty of faith in “Boss,” as it already ordered a second season before the first has even premiered.

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