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Paramount+ Officially Orders Frasier Revival

February 25, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Frasier Crane is officially returning to the airwaves, with the previously-reported revival series officially ordered by Paramount+. Kelsey Grammer issued a statement (per TV Line) confirming that the Frasier return is a go.

“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,” said Grammer. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”

TV Line reports Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces) will serve as showrunners/writers for the series. At this time, there aren’t yet deals in place to have David Hyde Pierce (Niles) Jane Leeves (Daphne) and Peri Gilpin (Roz) return, though that does not mean they won’t be brought on board. Production is set to kick off this summer after Grammer finishes work on the first season of his as-yet-untitled comedy for ABC that co-stars Alec Baldwin.

The original series ran from 1993 to 2004 and was a spin-off from Cheers. It starred Grammer as the titular psychiatrist, who moves back home and becomes a radio talk show host as he interacted with his family. It earned a total of 108 Emmy nominations with 37 wins.

“Frasier is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling,” said CBS Studios prez David Stapf. “There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered thanks to the amazing Kelsey Grammer reprising his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative plan from Joe, Chris and Kelsey. We can’t wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount+.”

Paramount+ launches on March 4th as the rebranded CBS All-Access, and in addition to the shows it currently carries like Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, it will carry the long-in-development Halo live-action series as well as catalog films and TV shows. It will also be the streaming home for Mission: Impossible 7 and A Quiet Place Part II 45 days after they leave theaters.

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