Frasier reboot: Hit 90s comedy show returns starring Kelsey Grammar

250221 Cast members of "Frasier," winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1998

The award-winning US comedy TV show Frasier, which starred Kelsey Grammer as a psychiatrist with his own radio show, is set to return.

Grammer said the new series will focus on "the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane".

The revival is being produced for Paramount+, the rebranded streaming service from US entertainment giant ViacomCBS.


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As well as reprising his role as psychiatrist Frasier Crane, Grammer will also serve as executive producer on the series.

The actor, 66, said: "Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world.

"I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane."

Clapper Ed Rich prepares to signal the start of the last scene in the radio station set as Grammer prepares to give his last radio message. Credit: AP

Grammer has played Frasier in three series – Cheers, Wings and the show that bears the character’s name.

He has won widespread critical acclaim, with Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for playing the character.

Frasier itself, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, is one of the most garlanded TV comedies of all-time.

There has so far been no word on whether any of Grammer’s former co-stars will be joining him for the reboot.

Series star Kelsey Grammer, right, has his makeup touched up as fellow cast members wait between takes in 2004. Credit: AP

As well as the Frasier revival, Paramount+ also announced crime drama series Criminal Minds is making a comeback.

Executive producer Erica Messer is overseeing a 10-episode anthology, it was announced. Paramount+ will also be home to docuseries The Real Criminal Minds.

ViacomCBS’ existing subscription streaming service, CBS All Access, will be rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4 in the US.

It is set to expand internationally later this year, the company said.