Seattle, Washington’s radio psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane may have officially left the building for the last time back in 2004, but there’s a chance he could be on his way back onto our television screens in the near future.
Kelsey Grammer, star and executive producer of the hit 90s television series Frasier, is currently sending out feelers which could hopefully lead to a series reboot, Deadline reports.
According to the outlet, Grammer is meeting with different writers and listening to pitches for a potential reboot of the series. It’s reasonable to assume that, should Grammer and his producers find a writer that piques their interest with a good and solid storyline idea, the sitcom could move on to the planning and development stage.
Frasier was one of the most beloved comedies from the 90s. What started out as a spinoff with Grammer’s character from Cheers ended up running for eleven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 2004. The series followed the day-to-day life of Grammer’s Dr. Frasier Crane along with his neurotic brother Niles (played by David Hyde Pierce), his father’s health aid Daphne (played by Jane Leeves), his producer Roz (played by Peri Gilpin) and his father (played by the late John Mahoney). In addition to starring in the series, Grammer also produced under Grammnet Prods along with Paramount Network Television. The series set an Emmys record back in its hay day by winning 37 awards including five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.
While the revival of a classic 80s or 90s television show certainly isn’t anything new (actually, it’s quite the opposite. Revivals seem to be all the rage lately), Frasier will reportedly be a series reboot, not a revival. Other shows such as Roseanne, and Will and Grace have achieved success by picking up several years after their shows left off. As Deadline reports, the Frasier reboot would likely take place centered around a new character in a new city, but with ties to the original show.
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