Reboot Puts “Frasier” In Massachusetts
Boston, I’m listening. We had better get used to hearing that! As Cheers star Kelsey Grammer is back in a reboot that puts Frasier in Massachusetts!
After years of waiting and speculation, news broke today, about the long awaited Frasier reboot. What’s wonderful about the story, the Frasier logo features the Boston skyline. Watch the full trailer to the end.
According to CBS Boston:
Paramount+ dropped a new teaser Tuesday for the revival of the popular TV comedy, and it includes a nod to the city where the titular character returns to start a new chapter in his life.
Instead of the Seattle skyline, the new title card is an illustration of Boston, complete with an outline of the Prudential Tower and Zakim Bridge.
Using Boston as the backdrop for this long awaited reboot, brings Grammar’s character back home and full circle. It was Boston, where it all started for Frasier, spending many nights alone on a bar in Cheers.
Frasier‘s 10-episode season (12?) will premiere in the U.S and Canada on Thursday, Oct. 12 with two episodes, followed by weekly releases.
In addition, CBS will offer a “special airing” of those first two episodes — and only those two episodes — on Tuesday, Oct. 17, beginning at 9:15/8:15c (following a super-sized original episode of Big Brother).
But what about the original cast, you ask? I’m glad you asked. We will see some our favorite Frasier cast members, including Bebe Neuwirth, and Peri Gilpin back for an episode. But, it reported that David Hyde Pierce, a four-time Emmy reportedly declined an invite to again play Frasier’s brother, Niles.
CBS, the sister network of Paramount+ will air the first two episodes of the new Frasier. The original series won 37 Emmy Awards, the record for a comedy. Paramount hopes that bringing back this iconic show will help it land on the same stage with strong streaming brands like, Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and Apple TV.
So, this reboot puts “Frasier” in Massachusetts? Yes, but not in a bar in the back bay.
We can find it streaming October 12 on subscription service Paramount+.
Boston, we’ll be listening!