Kelsey Grammer Explains Why David Hyde Pierce Won’t Return: The series started filming in February and was initially envisioned as a chance to get the original cast back together. The iconic Frasier Crane from “Cheers” will have the opportunity to experience “a completely new life,” according to Grammer.
Long before his 1993 “Cheers” spinoff, appropriately dubbed “Frasier,” Dr Frasier Crane was a natural person. The well-off radio DJ will continue beyond it, too, thanks to Kelsey Grammer and a cleverly nostalgic nod from Paramount+, in a series revival that is anticipated to start shooting next year.
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Niles Crane, played by David Hyde Pierce, was the adored younger brother of the snobbish doctor who stole scene after scene during the initial run but won’t be back. Sadly, this isn’t the case.
In a recent interview with People, Grammer stated, “For a while, we were going to try to bring back the complete cast, the whole legacy cast.” David concluded that he wasn’t all that interested in mimicking Niles’ performance.
It strikes hard. Throughout the show’s 11 seasons, Niles emerged as a prominent audience favourite, bringing humour and the warmth that most of the original “Cheers” cast experienced with Grammer all those years before.
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The snobbish brother, a psychiatrist, started a family and rode off into the sunset with Janes Leeves’ Daphne Moon in the series finale. It turns out that Niles’ appearance on television will be his last, even in the modern era of IP recycling.
However, Grammer claims it has just increased the excitement surrounding the solo revival of Frasier. Grammer explained to People, “Extraordinarily, it just took us to a new area, which was what we always wanted to do anyhow, a ‘Frasier’ third act. He is living a whole new life.
No Boston or Seattle will be featured in the still-untitled series, which will take Frasier to another place and continue to explore his constantly changing persona. Before mentioning the unavoidable loss of another “Frasier” cast member, Grammer said, “He’s our brave little soldier that continues in life, finding new challenges, and a new love, and new people, and a new city and stuff like that.”
We will always respect history, and I’m incredibly pleased about it. We must respect John Mahoney’s passing and that Martin Crane, the father of Niles and Frasier, is no longer with us. Indeed, we’ll deal with that.
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From 1993 until 2004, NBC broadcast 11 seasons of “Frasier,” also produced by Paramount Network Television, a forerunner of CBS Studios. With a total of 37 victories, “Frasier” set the record for the most Emmy Awards won by a written series at the time, including five straight wins for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Chris Harris, a former cast member of “How I Met Your Mother,” and Joe Cristalli, a screenwriter of “Life in Pieces,” also serves as executive producer along with Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon, who wrote the revival.
CBS Studios will work with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions to develop the show. Additionally, Grammer told People, “We start rehearsing in February.” Sincerely, we’ve been working on it for six or seven years.