Kelsey Grammer is reviving 'Frasier' with Paramount Plus

'Frasier' is returning to TV.
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Nearly 20 years since its finale in 2004, "Frasier" is coming back with star Kelsey Grammer on board.

Grammer will also executive producer the series, which was announced Wednesday by ViacomCBS. According to Variety, Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli will serve as writers and executive producers.

"Frasier" ran for 11 seasons from 1993 - 2004 and won 37 Emmys. Grammer says of the project, “Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world. I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”

Grammer previously played Dr. Frasier Crane through three different television series, including "Cheers," "Wings," and, of course, "Frasier." He took home six Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award during his career.

"Frasier" is one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Variety reports, winning 37 Emmy Awards over the course of its 11 seasons and 264 episodes on NBC.

“’Frasier’ is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines premium storytelling,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Studios.

He continued, “There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered thanks to the amazing Kelsey Grammer reprising his iconic role of Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative plan from Joe, Chris and Kelsey. We can’t wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount +.”

Former cast members David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin are not currently attached to the revival.

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