If Kelsey Grammer has his way, Frasier Crane soon may be on the air and listening again.
According to Deadline, the five-time Emmy winner and CBS Television Studios "fielding interest" in a reboot of Frasier, the beloved sitcom that aired from 1993 to 2004 on NBC. The project reportedly wouldn't be a revival, like Will & Grace or Roseanne, but would instead feature Grammer with a new supporting cast, likely in a new city. However, it might contain links to the original series.
Frasier was, of course, a spinoff of the hit NBC comedy Cheers that transplanted Grammer's Dr. Frasier Crane, Diane Chambers' one-time love interest, from Boston to Seattle, where he became a radio psychiatrist. Frasier introduced his father Martin (John Mahoney), brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and live-in housekeeper Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves), among other supporting characters. Frasier won a record 37 Emmy Awards during its more than decade-long run, including five for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The Frasier reboot reportedly is still in the concept stage, and Grammer is shopping it around to interested parties. Writers are meeting with him and pitching their ideas for a premise.