Ever since Paramount+ announced its plans to bring the hit television series Frasier back, not much has been said about the revival. Now, though, star Kelsey Grammer has provided an update on the series.
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Speaking on NBC’s Today (via TV Insider), Grammer said that the reason for the slow-moving revival is simply due to the fact that they are trying to get everyone back involved. “We’re negotiating with everybody,” Grammer said. “We want everybody back, that’s my dream.” He went on to say that the team behind the show has some “alternative ideas and scenarios” that are being worked on.
Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli will write and executive produce the series, with Grammnet Productions’ Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon also executive producing.
The original series also starred David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin, none of whom are currently attached to the revival. John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, passed away in 2018.
Created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, Frasier was a spinoff series of another successful and beloved show, Cheers which continued to follow psychiatrist Frasier Crane, who returns to his hometown of Seattle to start a new life as a radio host. The series ran on-air for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.
The series starred Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney. It also featured a number of guest-stars who provided their voices as callers including, Gillian Anderson, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, Carrie Fisher, Linda Hamilton, Helen Mirren, Ben Stiller, Kevin Bacon, Billy Crystal, and more.
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Frasier ran for 11 seasons from September 16, 1993, to May 13, 2004. The show earned a total of 108 Emmy nominations and won 37 of them including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Grammer’s performance as Frasier Crane. In addition, the series also earned Grammer two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor.