A week after talk of a potential “Frasier” reboot broke online, actor Kelsey Grammer has appeared at the Television Critics Association panel and seemingly downplayed said reports – saying even if one were to happen it might not be at its old home on NBC. Of the potential revival Grammer tells Slashfilm:
“It’s all talk at this point. He left for Chicago when he was [in Seattle] in the last show. We have no idea what happened to him after that. I think NBC may not be interested… It just might go somewhere else if that were the case.
It’s in the early stages. I have a wonderful life. I’ve played Frasier for 20 years. It might happen again, it might not. He was a wonderful character to play. I don’t miss him necessarily because I’m playing some great stuff now so I’m having a lot of fun.”
He adds a streaming service is a possibility. He also sounds open to the potential of a “Cheers” revival: “The idea of a Cheers reboot is something else that has crossed people’s minds, but I’m not in charge of that.” He is, however, open to doing a full 22-episode season again:
“Honestly, the work is great once you start doing it. Multicam is fantastic. You have a great life and you have a good career at the same time. There’d be nothing wrong with doing a full-blown season if that were the case. We just have to make sure it’s going to be a great show. If it’s not a great show, if we don’t hear a pitch that really hits it out of the park, it probably won’t happen.”
Grammer will soon be seen in “Proven Innocent,” a new hour-long legal drama on Fox which may throw a spanner in any potential “Frasier” revival schedule.