Kelsey Grammer Shares Secrets of the Upcoming ‘Frasier’ Revival

Dr. Frasier Crane is coming back to TV soon! Frasier, a popular American television sitcom, played on NBC for 11 seasons. It ran from 1993 and finished with a finale on May 13, 2004.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Kelsey Grammer,67, opened up about the upcoming revival of the popular show.

Grammer stated, “We start rehearsals in February. We’ve been working on it honestly for about six or seven years.”

“It’s been on the slow burner,” he continued saying. “We were like, this is not a bad idea. Maybe this is a good idea!”

Grammer, speaking on the cast of the revived show, said, “For a while, we were going to try to bring back the whole cast, the whole legacy cast.”

However, after David Hyde Pierce turned down the role, Grammer said they had to rework their ideas.

“David basically decided he wasn’t really interested in repeating the performance of Niles,” Grammer said.


Grammer went on to say that it actually ended up working out in the end stating, “In a very funny way, it just took us to a new place, which was what we originally wanted to do anyway, which was a Fraser third act. It’s an entirely new life for him.”

The original series won a total of 37 Emmys and Grammer won four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role.

In the Fraiser revival, fans will find Frasier living in an entirely new city alone.

Speaking of the upcoming Fraiser, Grammer said, “He’s our brave little soldier that continues on in life, finding new challenges and a new love and new people and a new city and stuff like that. I’m really very excited about it, and we’ll certainly always honor the past. We have to honor the fact that John Mahoney died and that Martin is no longer with us. We’ll be dealing with that for sure.”



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