With a number of classic comedy TV shows making a comeback, it seems it’s open season on reviving almost anything that was a big hit in its day. The latest TV show which could see a comeback is the beloved series Frasier but in a new setting.
Kelsey Grammer – who plays the titular role – is currently looking into the idea of reviving the series with CBS TV studio’s 14 years after the series ended. However, the show’s constant re-runs feels like it never went away.
The new idea wouldn’t follow the same suit as shows like Will and Grace and Roseanne which have all brought back original cast members. Instead, the series would follow Frasier in the next chapter in his life, in a new city. Grammer is currently meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts for the potential follow-up series.
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Frasier ran for 11 seasons. The story saw psychiatrist Frasier Krane leave his once residence of Boston – and Cheers (the original series in which gave birth to the character) – return to his hometown of Seattle and started building a new life as a radio host while reconnecting with his father and brother. The show starred Grammer alongside Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney.
The show set a record for the most Emmy Awards won by a scripted series at the time, 37, including five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Grammer has spent a large part of his life playing the role of Frasier, twenty years in fact. He will be seen in a more series role in a new drama Proven Innocent. He has also produced series such as The Game, Medium and Girlfriends.