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‘Frasier’ is Back in the Building! Revival Lands Season 2 at Paramount+

‘Frasier’ is Back in the Building! Revival Lands Season 2 at Paramount+

Look out, Frasier will be getting a Season 2 revival after the Kelsey Grammer-starring show played out well in Season 1. Grammer, who started playing Crane on Cheers, was happy to hear that Paramount+ gave the go-ahead. It means that he and his talented new Frasier cast in this reboot will keep the laughs coming.

“‘Frasier’ is a love story, and I am very happy we will be allowed to continue it,” Grammer said in a statement, according to Variety. “I’m delighted that our partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+ are on board for another season, and I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have in store.”

The sitcom will continue to be filmed at Paramount Studios, in front of a live studio audience. CBS Studios is in charge of the production of Frasier.

Old-school Frasier fans know that Frasier had a very successful radio show in Seattle. But those days are over as Crane moved along to Chicago, where he did his talk-show thing.

‘Frasier’ Back In Boston Again

Now, we find him in Boston as Crane reconnects with his son Freddy, played by Jack Cutmore-Scott, and his nephew David, played by Anders Keith.

What, though, is Frasier supposed to do for work? Leave that to Alan, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, who is a friend of Crane’s from their Oxford days. He pushes Frasier to go to work in Harvord’s psychology department, which puts him facing off with Olivia, played by Toks Olagundoye, who runs it. Also, Eve, a friend of Freddy’s, played by Jess Salgueiro, lives across the hall from Crane and his son.

There were a couple of old-school guests that popped up on Frasier last season. Peri Gilpin appeared as Roz, Frasier’s old radio producer in Seattle. Also, Bebe Neuwirth showed up as Lilith, Freddy’s mother and Frasier’s ex-wife.

If you are wondering, David Hyde Pierce, who played Niles Crane in the earlier Frasier series, apparently will not show up. He’s been keeping busy with his own theater and movie roles. Additionally, Pierce believes there’s not much more you can do with the Niles character.

We will have to wait and see if Gilpin or Neuwirth get a chance to come on board in Season 2. In an interview with Variety last November, Grammer talked about having a long run this time around. “I think we should go to another 100 episodes at least,” he said. “There’s enough groundwork laid between these human beings; they are wonderful characters. I want to see where they go. And I want to see what happens to Frasier.”

It’s Been 30 Years Since Original ‘Frasier’ Appeared

This rebooted series first popped up on TV 30 years ago, when the original show launched. Frasier circa 1990s startup holds the record for most comedy series Emmy wins (37). James Burrows, a creative mind behind Cheers and the first Frasier episode, directed that show’s original pilot and directed the first two episodes of the new series.

As for this series reboot, Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli act as showrunners for the series. They also executive produce the show along with Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon. Frasier is produced by CBS Studios, partnering up with Grammer’s Grammet NH Productions.

“Kelsey made a triumphant return as one of the most iconic and beloved characters on television,” Jeff Grossman, Paramount+’s exec VP of programming, said. “The new series introduced ‘Frasier’ to a whole new generation while reminding fans of Kelsey’s truly timeless portrayal of Dr. Crane. We’re so excited to see what the creative team and superb cast serve up for Season 2.”

No news has been offered up as to when exactly the show will make its Season 2 appearance. Good news, though. Frasier is staying in the building.