‘Frasier’ Returning Next Year With Original Cast

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I don’t know about you, but of all the classic sitcoms of the ’90s, Frasier was hands-down my favorite. It had the perfect mix of hilarious slapstick, touching moments, and memorable characters, and as a kid, I would plop down in front of the TV whenever a new episode aired and happily watch re-run after re-run when it aired in syndication.

There are so many memorable moments that will forever be etched in my brain.  The time the can of shaving cream explodes while Niles is in the bathroom, when Frasier sings “Buttons and Bows” on public television but forgets all the words, or when Frasier and Niles try to run a restaurant and, of course, it all ends up going horribly, horribly wrong.

My fellow Frasier lovers, listen up: Kelsey Grammer said in an interview that Frasier is ‘ready to go’ with an anticipated return. Keep scrolling to listen to the interview!

One of the quintessential sitcoms of the ’90s, Frasier was a show you could watch with your parents and feel instantly more “grown-up” due to all the advanced humor in it.

In fact, pretty much any scene with Niles in it involves some sort of hilarious display of physical comedy. That man could do a pratfall like none other.

Like this existentialist joke, for example. What kid would have any idea why this was funny? I clearly had no idea what Frasier was talking about, yet I laughed anyway.

Okay, okay… so this probably wasn’t the most sensitive joke in regards to mental health. But it was the ’90s, after all. I’d like to think we’ve come a long way since then.

Unlike Friends and Seinfeld, Frasier just seemed classier. Binge-watching six episodes in a row made you feel less like a garbage person and instantly more cultured, refined and – dare I say – maybe even smarter than before? Okay, that’s probably reaching a bit, but it helps me sleep better at night.

Kelsey Grammer has been talking casually about his interest in getting the Seattle gang back together for years, but the idea seemed to be scrapped due to a lack of creative direction for the new project.

Grammer has said that no one wants to simply “redo what we once had,” but at the same time wouldn’t want to move forward without the original cast members.  

Apparently, a “group of writers” were hard at work discussing details for what Grammer calls “the third act of Frasier.”  

This information was the most concrete that fans had heard at that point.

While the original Frasier was set in Seattle, the reboot would most likely be set somewhere new, such as Chicago, which is where he ended up in the final episode. This is a bit of a tough pill to swallow since the show’s whole identity revolved around its Pacific Northwestern setting.

John Mahoney, who played the lovable curmudgeon Martin Crane, passed away in February of 2018 from complications from throat cancer. “Something has changed in their lives. Certainly, John Mahoney died over a year ago and we would probably deal with that a little bit with dad being gone,” Grammer said. How are we supposed to watch Frasier without Martin?!

Or be the voice of reason when Frasier and Niles come up with one of their harebrained schemes? It’s just not Frasier without him!

I find it hard to believe that Frasier would be willing to take Eddie all the way to Chicago with him after his father’s death. But who knows… maybe this new “Fras” will finally realize that he loved Eddie all along and the two will become BFFs. Hey, we can dream, can’t we?  

After lusting after his “ideal woman” for years, the two finally got together in season 8 in the episode titled “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.” In the final shows, we see them get married and start a family of their own. Would they really move across the country to follow Frasier?

Corden mentioned the Will & Grace reboot, which picked up right where it left off in the original series. A Frasier revival would not follow that same path and would instead take place somewhere in the future for our beloved characters.

Grammer originated the character on the hit show Cheers, which ended in 1993 after 11 seasons. Lilith’s character, brilliantly played by Bebe Neuwirth, also first made her appearance at the iconic bar, and would later appear in several episodes of Frasier as his ex-wife.

After playing the good doctor for such a long time, it’s not surprising that he wants to put a fresh spin on the character. “I don’t want to go back to the same apartment and pretend I never left Seattle,” Grammer added during an interview on The Today Show.    

The series brought home five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the cast and crew also picked up 32 Emmys over the course of 11 seasons.

Whilst speaking to Graham Bensinger, Grammar said the show was ‘ready to go’ and that they were now looking to secure a network deal.

“We just have to staff it and find somebody who wants to give us money for it. You never know.”

They have decided on the direction of the show if a launch is to happen.

Grammer also dropped a hint, as to what the said direction might be.

Grammer made a keen point of telling Bensigner that he would want all the cast to return for it.

However, if the return did happen, one major character would be missing as we addressed earlier.

Grammer did admit that Martin would need to be something that they did address.

Listen to the interview here. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a network deal!