Brian Reitzell has signed on to score the Starz series Boss. The show stars Kelsey Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about. Kathleen Robinson, Martin Donovan, Jeff Hephner, Connie Nielsen and Hannah Ware are co-starring. The project is created by Farhad Safinia (co-writer of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto). Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting) directed the show’s pilot. Grammer, Safinia and Grammer are producing with Richard Levine & Lyn Greene (Nip/Tuck), as well as Brian Sher and Stella Stolper. Apart from scoring the show, Reitzell will also serve as the music supervisor on the project. Boss is set to premiere on October 21, 2011 on Starz and its first season of 8 episodes will be airing every week. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

As previously reported, Reitzell also scored the pilot for the NBC drama Awake (originally entitled R.E.M.). The show starring Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Cherry Jones, Dylan Minette, Wilmer Valderrama and Steve Harris has been picked up by NBC and will be premiering as a midseason-replacement during the next TV season. The pilot of the show is directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night). No word yet on the composer’s involvement past the pilot, but check back on this page for updates on the project. For more information about Awake, watch the trailer below and visit NBC’s show website.