It’s time to dig out those old tossed salads and make some scrambled eggs again. The much-anticipated Frasier comeback is finally upon us. Paramount+ gave the project the go-ahead for new multi-cam episodes of the popular 1990s sitcom. The number of installments has not been determined, but Deadline reports that at least ten will be produced. Kelsey Grammer will reprise his role as Frasier Crane.
The rebooted series will star Frasier in a new city with new characters. Original Frasier cast members aren’t expected to be recurring players, but they could make appearances. Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces) are writing the new series, which will be executive produced by Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon. CBS Studios is producing the project with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.
For years, Grammer has been promising to bring back Frasier. In July 2018, Deadline first reported that Grammer was trying to see if there would be interest in a revival.
The show was finally given the go-ahead this week, but there were several delays before Paramount+ officially greenlit the series in February 2021.
“Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world,” Grammer said in 2021 I am looking forward to sharing the next chapter in Dr. Crane’s remarkable story.”
In July, Grammer said on The Talk that October was discussed, but “other things” got in the way.
They are “in the final stages of the final script for the first episode of the Frasier reboot and it looks pretty good,” Grammer said “I’ve had a couple of runs through it, and I cried, so you know, I’m happy.” Grammer then dismissed worries that the show would be incomplete if his co-stars didn’t participate, joking that the “key” to the program is Frasier. “It was always called [Frasier], so it’s me, the key is me,” he said.
Frasier was canceled in 2004 after 13 years on NBC. Frasier’s father, Martin (played by John Mahoney), and his physiotherapist Daphne Moon (played by Jane Leeves) were two of the show’s main characters. Niles (portrayed by David Hyde Peirce) and Roz Doyle (Peri Gilpin) were Frasier’s brother and producer, respectively. The program has won a record 37 Primetime Emmys, including five Outstanding Comedy Series trophies in a row. Grammer picked up four awards during his time as Frasier.
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