After a seemingly endless round of rumors, Fraiser is officially coming back for a revival at Paramount Plus.
Kelsey Grammer has been shopping a Fraiser revival around Hollywood for some time now, but it has finally come together, and Paramount Plus has ordered the revival to series.
As of right now, Grammer is the only original cast member to have signed on to the project. The series will reportedly follow the next chapter of Fraiser’s life and have him in a different city than the last series, and with a new cast of characters. While only Grammer is signed to the series, the door is reportedly being left open for other characters to make appearances.
The original Fraiser was a spinoff from Cheers and ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004. In addition to Grammer, the series starred David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney.
The series was nominated for 37 Emmys in total including five consecutive wins for Outstanding Comedy Series. Grammer also won four individual awards for his performance.
It should be noted that Paramount implied the series was set to go in Feb. 2021, so it’s unclear why this is now acting as an announcement. This one does to be in full development with Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life In Pieces) named as writers. Both will serve as executive producers alongside Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon. CBS Studios will produce alongside Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.
No timeline for a debut has been announced as of yet. There has also been no reveal of how many episodes were ordered, but it is suspected it will be a 10-episode season.