Kelsey Grammer is reportedly in “very early” talks to restart its hit sitcom “Fraiser.”
Can a “Frasier” reboot come on TV?
A possible revival of the beloved series, which ran for 11 seasons on NBC from 1993 to 2004, is in the “very, very early stages at CBS Tv Studios, with original star Kelsey Grammer, al is not currently in development, ET can confirm. Deadline first reported the news.
If a “Frasier” revival were to come, it is unclear when the series would focus on a completely new location or to continue with the show’s established canon, a la NBC’s “will & Grace” and the upcoming return of CBS’ “Murphy Brown.”
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A spin-off of “Cheers,” “Frasier” centered around Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer), who returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington, after the end of his marriage and his life in Boston, Massachusetts, but his desire for a new bachelor lifestyle soon changes when he is in his police-officer father, after he is shot in the line of duty during a robbery.
In the one-hour series finale, which was watched by nearly 34 million viewers on May 13, 2004, Frasier left Seattle to Chicago in the state of Illinois, and his girlfriend, Charlotte (Laura Linney), instead of moving to San Francisco, California, for a new professional opportunity.
The comedy starred David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane, Frasier’s younger brother; Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon, Frasier’s housekeeper and Niles’ love interest; Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle, Frasier’s radio show producer; and the lateJohn Mahoney as Martin Crane, Frasier’s father.
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During the 11-season run, “Frasier” won 37 Primetime emmys, including five straight wins for Outstanding Comedy Series. Grammer won four emmy’s for his great performance.
In December 2016, Grammer seemed to bristle at the idea of a “Cheers” (where he is the origin of the Frasier character) or “Frasier” reboot, told Fox News at the time, “No, I’m happy with what I do now. I look back on the past as a fond place, and I want to keep it that way.”