'Frasier' star Peri Gilpin says the reboot is still on the cards

Ben Arnold
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Frasier (Credit: Paramount/CBS)
Frasier (Credit: Paramount/CBS)

The planned reboot of long-running sitcom Frasier is still on the cards, according to original star Peri Gilpin.

Gilpin played Roz in the show, Frasier's long-suffering producer on his radio show on Seattle station KACL.

Speaking to Metro, she said: “[A reunion] is possible. Definitely.

“There is a lot of talk about it. I do think there’s something going on, but I don’t know exactly what it is or whether it will actually happen.

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“But it’s in the works. Do you know what I mean? That sounds like a big tease but I’m being teased too here!”

The cast, including Peri, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Butler, David Hyde Pierce and Jane Leeve, recently reunited for the Stars In The House online event, which is helping raise money for The Actors Fund in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

But prior to that, Grammer had been touting a possible reunion last year, and was snapped by paparazzi carry what appeared to be some kind of script.

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Then appearing on YouTube show In Depth With Graham Bensingner in November last year, he seemed to confirm the whole thing.

“We’ve got it hatched,” Grammer said. "We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go. We’ll see how people respond to it, because it’s not gonna be the same place, not gonna be Seattle, it’s not gonna be the same Frasier, it’s gonna be the man in his next iteration. Hopefully that’ll be something people like watching.”

The show was a spin-off of Cheers, in which barfly and psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane quit Boston to head back to his hometown.

Once back, his plans to live the bachelor lifestyle are scuppered when his aging father – the late John Mahoney – moves in with him, along with his carer Daphne (British actress Jane Leeves).

The sitcom ran for 11 series from 1993 to 2004, winning the Emmy for outstanding comedy series five years in a row.