'Frasier' is coming back to TV but with one key difference, according to reports
Are they going to have to change that famous theme tune?
“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:
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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