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Frasier reboot cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and more news

Kelsey Grammer has returned for the Frasier reboot release date, bringing one of the best comedy series ever to Paramount Plus. Here's what you need to know.

Frasier reboot release date: Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane

When is the Frasier reboot release date? One of the most charming sitcoms of the ’90s has returned, bringing our favorite radio psychologist along with it.

As fans will remember, Frasier originally began in 1993 as a spin-off to the best comedy series of its era, Cheers. Kelsey Grammer starred as psychiatrist Frasier Crane, who returns to his hometown of Seattle and hosts a radio show. His eccentric father, oddball brother, and romantic entanglements provided plenty of heart-warming humor during its run. Paramount Plus handled the reboot of one of the best TV series ever, but what is it about? We’ve tuned into the right frequency and have the answers.

Who will be in the Frasier reboot cast?

Kelsey Grammer leads the Frasier reboot cast, returning to one of his most iconic roles. Unfortunately, lots of faces didn’t return with him.

Grammer isn’t the only Frasier cast regular to return, though, as Bebe Neuwirth came back as Lilith Sternin and Peri Gilpin made a cameo as Roz Doyle. Grammer has said David Hyde Pierce will sadly not be reprising the role of Niles Crane.

It’s not all bad news, though. We know Anders Keith joined the series as Niles and Daphne’s son, David. Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst also appears as Alan, an old pal of Frasier’s.

Here’s the Frasier reboot cast list:

  • Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst as Alan Cornwall
  • Jack Cutmore-Scott as Freddy Crane
  • Anders Keith as David Crane
  • Jess Salgueiro as Eve
  • Toks Olagundoye as Olivia Fitch
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin
  • Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
  • Cheyenne Perez as Saara
  • Jimmy Dunn as Moose
  • Kevin Daniels as Tiny
  • Renee Pezzotta as Smokey
  • Parvesh Cheena as Dev Sharma

Frasier reboot release date: Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Frasier

Frasier reboot release date and reviews

Great news — the Frasier reboot was released on Thursday, October 12, 2023!

The show was met with middling reviews, with Time‘s Judy Berman writing, “With this multigenerational ensemble, Harris and Cristall seem intent on replicating the dynamics of the canonical Frasier cast without actually bringing back Grammer’s old co-stars.”

The New York Times‘ James Poniewozik called it “an anticlimactic museum reproduction of the original,” which follows the suit of a number of other outlets, who point to the lack of organic reasons for the series to have been rebooted in the first place, as well as a lack of spirit at the hands of missing old co-stars.

Frasier reboot release date: Toks Olagundoye as Olivia and Kelsey Grammer in Frasier

What is the Frasier reboot about?

The Frasier reboot plot follows Frasier in the “third act” of his life and is set in Boston. Frasier old relationships, both with Charlotte and the old network in Chicago. 

He then takes a faculty job at Harvard, where he hopes to reconnect with his son Freddy.

Fans will notice the new location is the same city where Cheers was filmed, suggesting some real throwbacks and Easter eggs for one of the best 90s TV shows can crop up in the future.

Grammer has also said that the “true friendship” between Frasier and Lyndhurst’s character will be at the core of the series.

Frasier reboot release date: Kelsey Grammer, Jess Salgueiro, and Jack Cutmore-Scott in Frasier

Is there a trailer for the Frasier reboot?

The first full-length trailer for Frasier dropped on September 14, 2023, and it sets out the basic premise of the show.

Frasier has moved to Boston to be close to his son, and awkwardness ensues. You can watch it below, but we’re delighted to say the Frasier trailer confirms something we always suspected: that Frasier smells great.

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Paramount had previously released an animated teaser trailer for the Frasier reboot on August 22, 2023. You can check it out below.

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Where can I watch the Frasier reboot?

You can watch new episodes of Frasier on Paramount Plus.

The show will be an exclusive for one of the best streaming services around. You can sign up for Paramount Plus now to get ready by clicking the link below.

How many episodes of the Frasier reboot are there?

There are ten episodes of the Frasier reboot, which is a lot less than the original show when it aired.

Like most revivals, we’ve trimmed down the episode count significantly. Depending on your tastes, this could be a good or bad thing. We think 10 is a healthy number, not too little, not too many.

Frasier reboot release date: Kelsey Grammer and Jack Cutmore-Scott in Frasier

In the meantime, find out why Kelsey Grammer almost didn’t play Frasier Crane at all and learn which Frasier character got a bigger role because of the fans. We’ve also got an article breaking down everything new on Paramount Plus this month if you need something to keep you occupied.

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