Kelsey Grammer Reveals The Canceled Sitcom That Inspired Frasier Reboot
Kelser Grammer revealed the Frasier reboot was inspired by the reboot of Roseanne.
Kelsey Grammer is currently working on his Frasier reboot, but the actor recently revealed what sitcom helped to start spinning the wheels for the return of his best character. Oddly enough, that sitcom is the now-canceled revival of Roseanne. According to Grammer, “It was actually when Roseanne got her show back on, I thought to myself, ‘Well, you know, Frasier’s kind of interesting… We could maybe play him again,'”
Oddly enough, while Roseanne saw some huge numbers when it returned to the air, Roseanne Barr was responsible for the series being retooled. Barr would end up posting a tweet that was deemed to be highly racist, which would lead to her being canceled in the public eye. ABC killed off her character, and the show would be dubbed The Conners, which is something we highly doubt would happen to Kelsey Grammer.
For Kelsey Grammer, this Frasier reboot has been a long time coming, and something he has discussed for years since Frasier ended in 2004. Dr. Crane was initially introduced during the third season of Cheers, which led to the character receiving his own spinoff lead series. Frasier began in 1993 and ran for 11 seasons on NBC.
Apart from Kesler Grammer, the series starred David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin. Although many of these actors became favorites from their character portrayals in Frasier, none are returning for the reboot. Sadly, Mahoney will not be returning, because the fan-favorite actor passed away in 2018.
For the rest of the actors, most are not very interested in returning to the world of Frasier. There were rumors of contract disputes that ultimately led to the actors not reprising their roles, though they may appear in the reboot via small cameos. Still, Kelsey Grammer is set to bring back his best character, who will be returning to Boston.
There are more rumors that have stated that Kelsey Grammer could be reunited with some of the Cheers cast and that the Frasier reboot would also be a pseudo-Cheers reunion, though that has not been confirmed. The Frasier cast not being willing to appear in the sitcom might not be a big deal, as it could be because producers have found a way to bring back some of the favorites from Cheers. We will certainly find out when the rebooted sitcom releases.
Kelsey Grammer might be right in that fans have been welcoming older sitcoms back with great vigor, though we’re not sure if many people will be so welcoming for a Frasier series without its best characters. Grammer can certainly lead a show on his own though, so we are still excited to see what this reboot will look like. Hopefully, it is as lucrative as the Roseanne sitcom’s return was, without the controversy.
Kelsey Grammer has begun production for the Frasier reboot, which may take some time to be released, as it usually takes a year from when production begins to when the series will be available to air. We are expecting a late 2023 release, though an early 2024 release would also make more sense. The new rebooted sitcom will be premiering on the Paramount+ streaming app.