So exciting! There have recently been revivals of some of our favorite sitcoms — like Roseanne, Will & Grace, and Murphy Brown for example — and now another reboot is reportedly in the works. According to Deadline, Frasier is in the early stages of coming back to television. The best part? The show’s star, Kelsey Grammer, is allegedly on board for it!
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor opened up about starring in the revival. “This is something we’ve been discussing, we have wondered where he might be, but he left for Chicago in the last episode of the show so we have to deal with that at least,” he shared with the news outlet. “I mean, he left to go be with his lady love who probably didn’t stay with him but you know… some evolution has taken place.”
Kelsey starred on the hit sitcom from 1993 until 2004 as Frasier Crane. The show — which was on for 11 seasons — won 37 Primetime Emmys including Outstanding Comedy five years in a row. The actor won four for his work on the show.
Frasier was a spin-off of Cheers. The storyline followed Frasier Crane, who moved back to his hometown of Seattle after his marriage ended in Boston. Instead of being able to be a bachelor though, his wounded father moved in with him after being shot on the job as a police officer. However, in the series finale, Frasier — who was a radio psychiatrist on the series — left Seattle to be with his girlfriend, Charlotte (played by Laura Linney), rather than taking a job in San Francisco.
Deadline previously reported that Kelsey “is currently meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts for the potential follow-up series.” They added, “If the producers settle on a writer and a premise, the project could move beyond exploratory stage.”
The news outlet has also shared that they will “likely set in a new city, with the title character as a possible link to the Emmy-winning 1993 series.” And Kelsey seemingly agrees with that notion. “I don’t want to play Frasier and go back to Seattle. I mean it would be silly,” he said to ET.
Kelsey, however, hasn’t always been interested in a reboot. In 2016, he told Fox News that he was ok with not reviving Cheers or Frasier. “No, I’m very happy with what I’m doing now. I look back at the past as a very fond place and I’d like to keep it that way,” he said at the time. We’re so glad he changed his mind!