Good News White People Over 30, The ‘Frasier’ Reboot Means You’ll Finally See Some Representation on Network Television

The reboot train just keeps chugging along, and now Kelsey Grammer is on it with a reboot of Frasier that’s being shopped around. That’s right, according to Deadline the latest news from what I can only assume is some super villain’s plan to rid television of any show that started after 9/11, CBS and Kelsey Grammer wants to bring Frasier back to television.

Unlike the slew of recent revivals of comedy series with the original cast and original creative auspices, including Will & Grace, Roseanne and Murphy Brown, I hear that Frasier is envisioned as a reboot, likely set in a new city, with the title character, played by Grammer, as a possible link to the Emmy-winning 1993 series.

Okay, so you’re going to take one of the best sitcoms in the history of television and get rid of the entire supporting cast? This is not a recipe for success. I get that John Mahoney is unfortunately no longer with us so some changes will have to be made, but I don’t want to watch Frasier without Niles. Kelsey, you may be the greatest comedic actor of your generation but no one wants to see Frasier without David Hyde Pierce. It’s bad enough he was barely in the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series, don’t do Frasier without him, too.

I hear Grammer is currently meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts for the potential follow-up series. If the producers settle on a writer and a premise, the project could move beyond exploratory stage. Reps for Grammer and CBS TV Studios declined to comment.

Okay, there’s still hope, they’re still just hashing out what the show could be.

Personally, I can’t wait until they run out of A-list shows to bring back and get into that B-list. I haven’t heard anyone talking about Seinfeld and Friends reunions yet, but once they’re done then we can finally get some more episodes of Wings, Grace Under Fire and According to Jim. That’s what the world needs, more Jim Belushi. That’s where we’re headed folks. Maybe even an extended According to Jim Cinematic Universe.

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