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Kelsey Grammer “exploring” potential Frasier reboot

on July 25, 2018, 3:15pm

Psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane may soon be returning to your TV screen. According to Deadline, Crane himself, aka Kelsey Grammer, is currently “exploring” the possibility of a Frasier reboot for CBS.

The reboot wouldn’t simply be a rehashing of the original, which ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004. Per Deadline, the show would likely be set in a new city, with Grammer’s character being the main anchor to the original series. At the moment, the 63-year-old Grammer is said to be “meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts” for the potential reboot.

In terms of storyline, moving to a new city is hardly a strange premise for Crane. Fans will recall that the character had his debut on season three of Cheers, which was set in Boston. The doctor then received his Frasier spin-off, which saw him launch a new chapter of his life all the way across the country in Seattle.

Grammer previously said he wasn’t interested in revisiting his Frasier days.¬†“No, I’m very happy with what I’m doing now,” Grammer told the New York Daily News in 2016. “I look back at the past as a very fond place and I’d like to keep it that way.”

During its initial run, Frasier set a record for the most Emmys won by a scripted series: 37. Five of those were consecutive wins for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show starred Grammer alongside David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney.

Grammer’s recent TV projects include¬†Guillermo del Toro’s animated Netflix series,¬†Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and Amazon drama The Last Tycoon with Matt Bomer. He recently joined the cast of Fox’s legal drama Proven Innocent, which airs next year.

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