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‘Frasier’ Reboot in ‘Very Early’ Stages of Development at CBS

This is the latest program to be revived — and Kelsey Grammer is reportedly interested in reprising his role

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No television show is ever truly dead these days.

The Hollywood machine has dusted off such relics as “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown,” retooling these programs into something new.

One more beloved show may join that list very soon: “Frasier,” the 11-season comedy series that starred Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane.

The series was a spinoff from the immensely popular “Cheers” — and it found Crane moving away from his life in Boston, Massachusetts, to Seattle, Washington, where he was hosting a radio advice show and getting ready to dive back into the bachelor life.

Plans changed, though, when his father was shot in the line of duty and had to move in with him.

The show ran from 1993 to 2004 and always delivered strong ratings. A whopping 34 million people reportedly watched the series finale in its original broadcast.

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Now a reboot of the series is in the “very, very early” stages at CBS Television Studios, Deadline has reported.

“Frasier” would be a very different show if it returns today. John Mahoney (who played Crane’s father) has passed away — and the end of the show had Crane running off to San Francisco, California, to chase after a love interest.

Though Grammer in the past expressed no interest in returning to a character he played for decades, he is reportedly meeting with writers and is considering reprising his role as Frasier Crane.

It would be a great move for the actor, since he has never quite matched his television success since leaving “Frasier” behind, a show on which he also was an executive producer.

Comedies such as “Hank” and “Partners” were quickly canceled, while the highly praised drama “Boss” managed to squeeze out only two seasons before getting the ax.

Grammer has enjoyed success in film by joining franchises such as “The Expendables” and “X-Men,” but it would still be great for fans to see Grammer back where he started once more.

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