Recent years have seen many TV shows of the past recieve the revival treatment, including Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, The X-Files, Mad About You, Rosanne, and more. According to Kelsey Grammer, we may soon be adding Frasier to that list as well. The long-running series, which was a spin-off of Cheers, starred Grammer as Frasier Crane, David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane, John Mahoney as Martin Crane, Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon, and Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle. Rumblings of a revival of the acclaimed series emerged last year, and while appearing on In Depth with Graham Bensinger recently, Grammer says that the Frasier revival is ready to go, provided they can find a home for it.
We’re in the midst of talking about [it]. 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 on a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling, and Frasier is sort of in a second position to that. But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier’s world, is I think definitely gonna come.
That said, if Frasier does return as Kelsey Grammer seems to think it will, audiences should be prepared for a different version of the series. “We’ll see how people respond to it, because it’s not gonna be the same place, not gonna be Seattle, it’s not gonna be the same Frasier, it’s gonna be the man in his next iteration. Hopefully that’ll be something people like watching,” he said, adding that the revival will be about “his search for love, for one thing, I think that will always go on with Frasier, but [also] a connection with his son.” As for when Grammer expects the Frasier revival to kick off, the actor guessed that production could begin next spring, with the series premiering by late summer. “It’s ready to go,” Grammer said. “We just have to staff it and find someone that wants to give us money for it… I think there’s a couple of outlets that would actually be interested in revisiting [the series.]” So, nothing is set in stone at this point, but the chances of Frasier returning to our screens does seem more likely than it once did.