Beloved sitcom Frasier is reportedly joining the reboot bandwagon as Kelsey Grammer looks into a fresh new series
“Good night Seattle, we love you!”
That’s the familiar line from the opening theme of one of TV’s all-time, most-popular sitcoms: Frasier.
Running for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, the NBC show, a spin-off of Cheers, told the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) as he returned to his hometown of Seattle to start a new life as a radio host. Obviously, we all also fell in love with his family and friends Niles (David Hyde Pierce), Daphne (Jane Leeves), Roz (Peri Gilpin) and Martin (the late John Mahoney).
It went on to score gargantuan ratings and picked up a record thirty-seven Emmy Awards.
And now it’s being reported that the show is coming back to TV with a Kelsey Grammer-led reboot.
According to Deadline, Grammer, 63, is currently meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts for the potential follow-up series. But this time around they’ll have to change the lyrics to that famous theme tune because the new project will reportedly be set in a new city.
This wouldn’t be the first move for Frasier Crane, whose character moved to the West coast after first appearing in the Boston-set NBC hit Cheers.
There was plenty of Twitter reaction to the news, both good, bad and… weird:
My only worry about a FRASIER reboot is that what was essentially a timeless show will go too topical in order to keep up with all the recent developments in opera.— Jeremy Woodcock (@jwPencilAndPad) July 25, 2018
Must we reboot FRASIER? Can we not leave it alone, and keep it just as it we remember it from our childhoods spent ROMPing with our SHOOL chums in FENS and SPINNEYS as the twilight bathed the hedgerows like a lambent flame?— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) July 25, 2018
yes I heard abt the frasier reboot, no I am not excited. any version of frasier that does not include martin is 100% dogshit and they can absolutely keep it— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) July 25, 2018
I feel I need to make a statement: a frasier reboot would be an unmitigated disaster and it must be stopped. any presidential candidate who pledges to tackle this has my support— libby watson (@libbycwatson) July 26, 2018
We’re big fans of the classic sitcom so we’ll reserve judgment on this reboot until we see the finished product. But one thing is for sure, they’ll never, EVER make as beautiful an apartment as Frasier’s pad in Seattle. I mean, come on! IT’S GORGEOUS!
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