Frasier was one of the more popular shows of the 1990s and early 2000s. Now, after a nearly twenty-year break, the show is coming back. Kelsey Grammer played that role for twenty years through Cheers and his own spin-off, and Dr. Fraiser Crane is back in session.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Paramount+ has given a series order to the long-developing revival of the series, with Kelsey Grammer once again playing the title role. The announcement comes a year and a half after the streamer announced the follow-up to the NBC series.
Apparently, Grammer and CBS Studios began ideas for a revival back in 2018. The new series will find psychiatrist/radio host Frasier Crane (Grammer) beginning the next phase of his life in a new city. The surviving original cast like David Hyde Pierce’s Niles, Jane Leeves’ Daphne, and Peri Gilpin’s Roz will not expect to be regulars, however, they may make appearances John Mahoney, who played Frasier and Niles’ father, Martin Crane, died in 2018.
Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Acapulco) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces, Hulu’s Maggie) are writing the continuing comedy. For several years, the two ran a Twitter account featuring lines and scenes from a (then-theoretical) Frasier update. They will executive produce along with Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon. CBS Studios produces with Grammer’s Grammnet NH banner.
Frasier ran for 11 seasons on NBC from 1993-2004. A spinoff of Cheers, The comedy created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee won 37 Emmys, including five straight best comedy series honors from 1994-98. Grammer and Pierce each won four Emmys for their roles as Frasier and Niles Crane.
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