Frasier has re-entered the building.
Paramount+ gave a first look at Kelsey Grammerreturns to his beloved role as Frasier Crane in the NBC reboot “Frasier.” The 10-episode season begins on October 12 with two episodes, followed by airing new episodes every Thursday. The first two episodes will also air October 17 (9:15 am EDT/PDT) on CBS.
Following his appearance on “Cheers” as pompous psychiatrist Crane, Grammer joined the spin-off sitcom, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004 and remains on television with 37 Emmy-winning comedies, including four for Grammer.
The new version of the series, which premieres three decades after the original, transports Frasier from Seattle, where he hosted a popular radio call-in show, to Boston to start a new life not far from his bar, Cheers ” removed.
The move separates Frasier from his brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and wife Daphne (Jane Leeves), who will not be regulars on the new series. But it will star the couple's adult son and Frasier's nephew David (Anders Keith), who was born in the final episode of the original series.
Additionally, Jack Cutmore-Scott plays Frasier's adult son, Freddy, who was born in Season 8 of Cheers to Frasier and then-wife Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth).
Nicholas Lyndhurst plays Alan, Frasier's college friend-turned-university professor. Toks Olagundoye plays Olivia, Alan's colleague and head of the university's psychology department, and Jess Salgueiro plays Freddy's roommate, Eve.
Frasier has retired from the famous call-in show to pursue new professional pursuits. This change is reinforced in the Paramount+ date announcement video, which features a new recording of the Frasier theme song, “Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs,” written and sung by Grammer.
The new video says “No More Callers” and “All New Hangers” for Frasier. The video features an etching of the Boston skyline replacing the Seattle skyline featured on the original series title cards.
The first two episodes of the new series are directed by legendary director and TV creator James Burrows, who worked on both the original Frasier and Cheers.
“That got me thinking, ‘Maybe ‘Frasier' actually has a different TV(life)',” Grammer said. “There's always room for humor and ‘Frasier' is funny.”