‘Frasier’ Reboot: The Cast, Plot, and Everything Else We Know

Frasier has gone down in history as one of the greatest TV shows. Starring Kelsey Grammer, it follows the life of Dr. Frasier Crane, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist with his own personal problems. The show premiered in 1993 and ran for 11 critically-acclaimed seasons until its conclusion in 2004. Now, there’s a Frasier reboot in the works that has everyone excited. As we await the show, let’s discuss all the details — from the cast to the plot.

Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane in the series finale of 'Frasier'
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane | NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The cast of the ‘Frasier’ reboot includes at least one original actor

After reports of reboot discussions emerged in 2018, Grammer said he would only do it on the condition that the old cast return, which includes David Hyde Pierce (Niles Crane), Peri Gilpin (Roz Doyle), Jane Leeves (Daphne Moon), and the late John Mahoney (Martin Crane). But it’s unclear if that’s still going to happen.

At the time of this writing, Grammer is the only actor who has been confirmed for the revival. However, Deadline reports that at least one other cast member, Pierce, has allegedly been in talks about reprising his role.

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The plot of the revival involves a new Frasier

After years of living in Seattle, Frasier moved to Chicago in the series finale with his girlfriend Charlotte.

Offering insight into his current life, Grammer confirmed on In Depth with Graham Bensinger that Frasier is still living away from Seattle, but it’s unclear whether he’s still in Chicago or if he’s moved elsewhere. Wherever he is, Grammer says Frasier is now single and on the search for love.

“We’ll see how people respond to it because it’s not going to be the same place, it’s not going to be Seattle. It’s not going to be the same Frasier — it’s going to be the man in his next iteration,” he explained. “Hopefully that’ll be something people like watching. But I think it’ll be funny.”

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When does the ‘Frasier’ reboot start?

So far, there’s no official release date for the revival. Grammer previously said he hoped the airtime would come in 2020, but the reboot wasn’t approved until earlier in 2021, meaning it’s really in the early phases.

If filming somehow started in 2021, it seems likely that it still wouldn’t premiere until 2022 at the earliest, given all the stages it would need to go through after that.

When it does come out, it will appear on Paramount Plus, the new streaming service that took over for CBS All Access in March.

Until then, stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for any details about the forthcoming Frasier reboot. If the past is any indication, you won’t want to miss the show.

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