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Nearly 20 years after the original series went off the air, the revival of the popular sitcom Fraser is getting close to his first date. The original Fraseritself a spinoff from Cheers, ran for 11 seasons and over 250 episodes, and won five consecutive Emmys for Best Comedy Series. While the original Fraser aired on NBC, this revival, which is also titled Fraserwill stream on Paramount+.
In an interview with the radio station New Jersey 101.5, series star Kelsey Grammer revealed that Paramount is “aiming for October 1” for the premiere of the new Fraser.
“We’ve shot ten shows, we just finished up last Tuesday,” he said, before adding “it’s a terrific show.”
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Asked whether he keeps in touch with his former colleagues from CheersGrammer replied “I saw Woody [Harrelson] …I saw George [Wendt] a couple weeks before that. It’s nice. We’re all still pretty much pals. We don’t go out of our way to visit all the time but when we have the chance to see one another again it’s always a sense of occasion.”
Besides Grammer, most of the actors on the revival are new additions, including Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son Frederick and Anders Keith as David, the son of Fraser characters Niles and Daphne. The only members of the Fraser and Cheers casts who are confirmed to appear on the revival at this point are Peri Gilpin, who played Frasier’s radio producer Roz on Fraserand Bebe Neuwirth who was Frasier’s wife (and later ex-wife) on both Cheers and Fraser.
Tea Fraser revival was created by Joe Cristalli and Chris Harris; long time Cheers and Fraser director James Burrows is also working as a director on the new series.
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