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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Kelsey Grammer to return as Frasier in reboot of hit comedy

Actor is ‘gleefully anticipating’ the return of the comedy, which is being rebooted after 17 yearsThe hit 90s TV comedy Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer as a snobbish radio advice-show host, is set to return to television. Grammer said on Wednesday he would reprise his role in a revival of the series which ran for 263 episodes between 1993 and 2004.

Frasier, a spin-off of the TV series Cheers, was one of the most successful shows of the 90s and 00s, winning five consecutive Emmy Awards for outstanding comedy series and running for 11 seasons. The series followed Grammer’s tile character, who returns to his Seattle home town to care for his elderly father, with his pretentious psychiatrist brother, Niles Crane.

“There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered,” David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, said in a statement.Grammer added that he “gleefully [anticipated] sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane”.

The series, produced by CBS Studios, will air on the new streaming service Paramount+ in the US, with a date yet to be confirmed. Continue reading...


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