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Kelsey Grammar will reprise his role as "Frazier." The new series will be set in Boston. It will air on Paramount+ beginning Thursday, October 12.

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We might need to tune that in! I loved Frazier, in fact I watch it nearly every night at 3 a.m. - I don't watch for long before I'm snoozing though!

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Yes, I heard this a few months ago.  I cannot imagine Fraiser without Martin (of course John Mahoney passed away), or especially without Niles (who said he would not be a part of the show). Daphne will not be a regular either.

 

It's based in Boston again [Cheers], instead of Seattle.  

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I kind of thought it might be based in Chicago since that's how the series ended.  I don't get Paramount+ so I guess I'll have to wait for the reruns on some channel on my cable service.  

 

It won't be the same without Martin and Niles.  What about Roz?  I guess since it's based in Boston she won't be there either.

 

For those who watch it I hope you'll post your opinions.

 

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Pass.....   The original was a great show.  They should just leave well enough alone.  

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@kaydee50 Roz will make a guest appearance. Lilith will also make a guest appearance. Frazier's son who is now an adult will be a cast regular.

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"Frazier" was such a richly written and beautifully acted character,  a new show about him would seem to have at least a chance, IF it's a quality production...  At this age, he'd have a whole new set of challenges and interesting situations...

 

There were so many vivid characters on that show.  Just remembered one of several that really stood out was "Bebe Glazer",  a recurring character who played Frazier's crafty, weird and probably amoral agent or publicist or something.  Used to love when Bebe was on, a true original.  She was so sort of 'off the wall', just brilliantly unexpected-- the opposite of the usual, stereotypical, predictable sitcom characters... 

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I'm willing to keep an open mind. I agree it will all come down to the writing. That was the real star of the original show.

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@Etoile308 wrote:

I'm willing to keep an open mind. I agree it will all come down to the writing. That was the real star of the original show.


I couldn't agree more!  Brilliant scripts.

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I would be interested in giving it a try since the original was so good! 👍😊