Kelsey Grammar confirms Frasier reboot is in ‘early stages’

'They just have to make sure it's going to be a great show'

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 04 August 2018 08:32 BST
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Kelsey Grammar has addressed rumours that Frasier will be given the reboot treatment.

The actor, who spearheaded the Cheers spinoff as Dr Frasier Crane from 1993 to 2004, appeared at the 2018 Television Critics Association (TCA) telling reporters: “It's in the early stages.”

Rumours surrounding a potential reboot of the hit sitcom has circulated for some time now, peaking with last week's Deadline report, however, Grammar has now stated he'd only return should the material warrant it.

“[They] just have to make sure it's going to be a great show,” he said, adding: “If we don’t hear a pitch that really hits it out of the park, it probably won’t happen."

At its height, the series attracted 25 million viewers in the USA and has grown a huge following across the world thanks to re-runs. Created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, the comedy was widely celebrated over its eleven seasons during its run winning 37 Emmys. The sitcom ended with the titular character leaving Seattle for Chicago.

In an interview with The Guardian, he confirmed he was deliberating "what relationship could anchor the show” following the death of his on-screen father, John Mahoney.

Crane first appeared in beloved Boston-set sitcom Cheers which ran on NBC from 1982 to 1993. Grammar acknowledged that a reboot of that series had also “crossed people's minds.”

Grammar - who currently stars in TV show Proven Innocent - also shared some words on the lessons he's learned throughout his life, stating: “Slow down. Don’t worry about it so much. Trust in God. Those are some of the chief ones.

The actor, whose sister was murdered in 1975 at the age of 18, said: “I lost my faith when my sister died, and went through a bit of a difficult time after that. But always in the back of my mind, an old buddy of mine used to say, ‘I fell to my knees, and I cried out to the God of my childhood, and there was answer.’”

Grammar's big-screen credits include Hollywood sequels such as X-Men: The Last Stand, The Expendables 3 and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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