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Everything We Know About The 'Frasier' Reunion So Far

Everything We Know About The 'Frasier' Reunion So Far

It's hard to believe it's been nearly 15 years since Frasier went off the air.

TV's most successful spin-off show followed psychiatrist, radio host, and former Cheers regular Dr Frasier Crane as he returned to his childhood home of Seattle from Boston, looking for a fresh start with his brother Niles and father Martin in tow.

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It won a staggering 37 Emmys and garnered a further 71 nominations during its time on screen. Before it wrapped production in 2004, Kelsey Grammer was reported to be the highest paid TV actor of all time.

With news of a Frasier reboot headed our way, here's what we know so far...

Is the Frasier reboot confirmed?

In November, Kelsey Grammer, who played the titular radio psychiatrist for 11 years, revealed that he had approved a potential plot for the sitcom but was yet to secure a network to broadcast the reboot on.

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During an appearance on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, he shared: "We've got it hatched. We've hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go.

"We're sort of on standby a little bit. Working out a couple of possible network deals that we're circling. Frasier is sort of in a second position to that at this point. So, there's still stuff going on.

"But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier's world is I think definitely going to come."

Kelsey Grammer revealed that he had approved a potential plot for the reboot. (Credit: NBC Universal)
Kelsey Grammer revealed that he had approved a potential plot for the reboot. (Credit: NBC Universal)

Do we have details about the Frasier reunion storyline?

As for the plot, the actor said he would like new episodes to focus on Frasier's relationship with his son Frederick, played by Trevor Einhorn in the original series.

The American star shared with People Now: "I like the one where Frederick actually ends up being more like Martin Crane, instead of Frasier. I'm sort of drawn to that.

"We've had the pitch where he was tortured and didn't know what his identity was, all sorts of stuff. And I thought, 'No, I think his granddad is who he became,' and I really like that, so we'll see what happens."

However, Kelsey insisted he didn't want the reboot to "pick up where we left off" like recent revival Will and Grace.

 The actor said he would like new episodes to focus on Frasier's relationship with his son Frederick. (Credit: NBC Universal)
The actor said he would like new episodes to focus on Frasier's relationship with his son Frederick. (Credit: NBC Universal)

During an appearance on This Morning, he added: "I don't think that's appropriate for Frasier.

"He was leaving town at the end of the show previously, he was going to go and explore his life in Chicago with his new lady love.

"Whether that went badly, or it went swimmingly, who knows, these are all themes we need to settle on and figure out what he's going to do next."

Kelsey previously said that he would love to have the original cast. (Credit: NBC Universal)
Kelsey previously said that he would love to have the original cast. (Credit: NBC Universal)

Which cast members will be returning for the potential Frasier revival?

Again, nothing has been fully approved for revival, although Kelsey previously stated that he would love to have the original cast; David Hyde Pierce as Niles, Jane Leeves as Daphne, and Peri Gilpin as Roz, return.

Sadly John Mahoney, who played Frasier's dad in the show, passed away last year - something Kelsey said they'd need to address.

Speaking to Metro in March, the 64-year-old said: "I'd want everybody back.

"We would need to deal with [Mahoney's passing] within the storytelling, but I'd want everybody back, if they want to come back."

David Hyde Pierce played Niles in the long-running sitcom. (Credit: NBC Universal)
David Hyde Pierce played Niles in the long-running sitcom. (Credit: NBC Universal)

Want to re-watch all 11 seasons of Frasier? You can rent them on Amazon Prime.

Featured Image Credit: NBC Universal

Topics: TV News

Lisa McLoughlin

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