If you can’t get enough of television reboots, another one may be on the way. Following in the footsteps of Will & Grace, Roseanne, and the upcoming Murphy Brown series, it sounds like Frasier may be the next sitcom to rejoin our evening lineups. According to Deadline, series star Kelsey Grammer has been meeting with writers and is pitching producers about concepts for a reboot of the series.
Frasier tells the story of Doctor Frasier Craine, a psychiatrist who moves from Boston back to his hometown of Seattle to reconnect with his family and host a call-in radio show. The show was a spin-off of the character from Cheers, on which Craine frequently appeared as a patron of the titular bar. Frasier ran on NBC from 1993-2004, and was a critical and commercial success for most of that time. It even set a few Emmy records, and won the award for best comedy series five times.
Word is that this would be a reboot, set in a new city. The only link we know of would be Grammer’s character, although it would be really nice if they could bring David Hyde Pierce back into the fold as well. On the original show, Pierce played Niles, Frasier’s brother. Sadly, John Mahoney, who played Fraiser’s father Martin on the original series, passed away earlier this year at the age of 77.
Grammer has stayed busy as an actor, appearing on several TV shows like Trollhunters, Boss, and The Last Tycoon over the last few years. With the reboot craze showing no signs of slowing down, however, there are certainly worse shows they could bring back rather than Frasier, so color us… mildly interested. We will have more details on this news as it becomes available. Until then, just know there’s one spin-off that everyone really wants to see starring Grammer and Pierce as neurotic brothers. C’mon, Bob and Cecil.