FRASIER BACK ON THE COUCH!
POMPOUS Frasier Crane is returning to TV after an 18-year absence — with Kelsey Grammer reprising his signature role as the pretentious psychiatrist turned know-it-all radio host. Entertainment insiders say Paramount+ has ordered ten episodes of Frasier, which aired on NBC from 1993 to 2004, and Grammer, 67, will serve as the executive producer of the sitcom sequel. The revival reveal comes 19 months after the streaming service announced the project was in development. The show is set to follow the fussy fuddy-duddy as he leaves Seattle and puts down roots in a new city. Sources dish original series regulars David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane, Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon and Peri Gilpin as Roz
Doyle aren’t expected to be featured, but may put in guest appearances. John Mahoney — who played Frasier’s no-nonsense dad, retired cop Martin Crane — passed away at 77 in 2018, four years after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
Grammer began pitching the hotly anticipated reboot in earnest in 2018 - and in July he shared the crew was “in the final stages of the final script for the first episode” of the TV follow-up.
He also confessed, “I’ve had a couple of runs through it, and I cried, so I’m happy.”
The original hit, which was a spin-off of Cheers, won 37 Emmys — including five straight best comedy series trophies and four honors each for leading man Grammer and supporting actor Pierce.