‘Frasier’ Revival Is A Go At Paramount+
Dr. Frasier Crane is returning to your television. Paramount+ has announced that the Frasier revival will air on its platform 17 years after the original sitcom ended.
The announcement was made yesterday as part of ViacomCBS’ investor day presentation.
Returning to the series will be Kelsey Grammer. He will also serve as the executive producer. Grammer played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in three different television series – “Cheers,” “Wings” and “Frasier” – putting him in the top 5 of longest-running television characters of all time with 20 years, so far.
So far, no other cast members’ returns have been announced, but it has been reported David Hyde Pierce has been approached to join the cast. John Mahoney, the actor who played Frasier’s father and roommate passed away in 2018.
In a statement about the project, Kelsey said:
“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. I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”
“Frasier” remains one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, having won 37 Emmy Awards over the course of its 11 seasons and 264 episodes on NBC. Paramount+, which will begin streaming on March 4 but no word yet on when the new FRAISER will air.
Less than a year ago, the original cast reunited over ZOOM for a fundraiser for THE ACTORS FUND called “STARS IN THE HOUSE”. Take a look…
Susan Saunders 2/25/21