Kelsey Grammer has revealed that there are “six different ideas” in the pipeline for a revival of Frasier, the hit sitcom he fronted for eleven years.
Appearing on Lorraine to discuss his role in West End musical Man of La Mancha, the 64-year-old was asked about a paparazzi photo of him holding a Frasier script in London that emerged last month.
“That little folder is filled with six different ideas that are all in contention for what may be the new Frasier,” he explained to host Lorraine Kelly. “A continuation of Frasier. They’re similar, it’s a new life, in a new city.”
Airing on NBC between 1993 and 2004, Frasier was a spin-off of the comedy series Cheers. Both shows saw Grammer play psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane.
In the former, he returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington and reunites with his brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) having lived in Boston, Massachusetts. The series ended with Frasier moving to Chicago.
On the show, the late John Mahoney played the siblings’ father, Martin Crane.
“Of course, John Mahoney died so you’d need to replace that energy,” Grammer added, addressing the loss. “Perhaps like they did on Cheers with Coach, they found Woody [Boyd], who had the same kind of sensibility.”
Touching on the fact that he lent his vocals to Frasier’s iconic theme song ‘Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs’, Grammer previously told Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on This Morning that he’d be keen to head into the recording booth for the revival’s jingle too.
“You know what? If there’s a theme song, I wanna sing it,” he enthused. “It’s a great way to personalise it.”