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‘Frasier’: Kelsey Grammer Reveals Why Reboot Won’t Return to Cheers

‘Frasier’: Kelsey Grammer Reveals Why Reboot Won’t Return to Cheers

Kelsey Grammer knows that Frasier always will have a connection with Boston and his favorite bar, Cheers. Now, with a reboot all onboard with the Paramount Network, is there a chance the show will go back there?

“I’m not sure the guys who wrote Cheers would want us to go back to Cheers,” Grammer said in an interview with Deadline. “It’s like, let’s let that be where it is. It’s a monument in the minds of television history. But is it possible we might see someone from the old days at the bar? Maybe.”

Who could that be? There are a number of options. Of course, one option might be having George Wendt appear as Norm Peterson. Another option would be to have John Ratzenberger stop by as Cliff Clavin. Grammer, though, says he’s been kicking around some ideas.

“I was just spitballing a little while ago about how it might be kind of fun to do a Christmas show next year, the Christmas of Cheers Past,” Grammer said. “Frasier could revisit scenes that he lived out before like when he had made a mistake. What could he do to fix it? [Laughs] I don’t know, it just seems like a good idea and it would be really funny. And [the original cast] wouldn’t even have to appear; it would just be old clips. But we’ll see. You know, I love Ted [Danson] and working with him, so I’d love to do something with him. We just haven’t broken that idea yet.”

Cheers left an indelible mark for sitcom fans to enjoy. Of course, Danson, Ratzenberger, and Wendt are just among the many on that show’s cast. Having the original Cheers cast could make any future shows very fun to watch.

Kelsey Grammer Eyeballs Future of ‘Frasier’

So, what does the future hold for Frasier, its cast members, and potential episodes?

“We’ve been kicking around some ideas but they mostly revolve around the idea of Frasier finding happiness and becoming a good father and having breakthroughs at college,” Grammer said. “Maybe Frasier could become an important person in somebody’s life [as a professor]? He’s always getting into trouble in one way or another so I’m sure that’s going to continue to happen. Who knows what’s gonna arise? We do have really talented writers who will come up with some ideas and we’ll discuss it. It’s a collaborative effort and I think we’re going to be fine but I have no beans to spill at this point.”

In its original incarnation, Frasier had a stellar, award-winning run on NBC. David Hyde-Pierce, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, and the late John Mahoney were all important players in that series. Grammer did talk to some of these people who kindly said they didn’t want to be a part of this new show.

Fans of the old show might want to check it out and see if they like it. Season 1 episodes are up and ready for your enjoyment on the Paramount Network.