The news recently hit that the popular “Frasier” could be returning to television, with Kelsey Grammer reprising a role he played for two decades.
While the reboot is in the very early stages of development, many people have asked Grammer about it — and he opened up about his plans for Dr. Frasier Crane.
“This is something we’ve been discussing. We have wondered where ‘he’ might be, but he left for Chicago in the last episode of the show, so we have to deal with that, at least,” the actor told ET. “I mean, he left to go be with his lady love, who probably didn’t stay with him but, you know … some evolution has taken place.”
In the series finale of “Frasier,” Dr. Frasier Crane, a radio talk-show host and doctor who had his start on “Cheers,” ran off to California to follow a love interest. The series itself took place in Seattle, a locale Grammer says the reboot would avoid.
“I don’t want to play Frasier and go back to Seattle. I mean, it would be silly,” the star said.
“Frasier” ran for 11 seasons and ended in 2004. The series followed Dr. Crane as he moved from Boston to Seattle to pursue a bachelor life — which was interrupted when his father (the late John Mahoney) had to move in with him after being shot in the line of duty.
Though this would be yet another reboot television series, at least Grammer seems open to trying out something different with his character and his show.
As we know, that can be used to great effect, as evidenced by the recent “Roseanne” reboot. Let’s just hope that if the show does come back, Grammer stays away from Twitter.