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Frasier is officially being revived as a series on the Paramount+ streaming platform.

According to Deadline, the revival series will see Kelsey Grammer reprise the role of Frasier Crane. Not much is known about the premise of the series, except that it’ll chronicle Frasier moving to another city to start the next chapter of his life.

How the previous Frasier cast will factor into the revival isn’t known. However, it is currently reported they will likely appear but only as guest stars and not series regulars. Notably, John Mahoney, who played Frasier’s dad Martin Crane, died in 2018 at age 77. Whether the revival addresses the death is also unknown.

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The original run of Frasier is one of the most successful spin-off series in television history. It aired on NBC for 11 seasons totaling 264 episodes from 1993-2004. The show won 37 Emmy Awards, with it nabbing the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series five times. Grammer won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times, while co-star David Hyde Pierce won Outstanding Supporting Actor four times for his portrayal of Frasier’s brother Niles Crane.

10 Classic TV Shows That Were Spin-Offs

  • 'Frasier'

    Frasier had a tough act to follow being a spin-off of Cheers, but it lasted 11 seasons and won a staggering 37 Emmys overall.

  • 'Happy Days'

    It’s easy to forget, but Happy Days was a spin-off of Love American Style and was on the air for 11 seasons.

  • 'Laverne & Shirley'

    A spin-off of a spin-off! Laverne & Shirley lasted eight seasons and gave the world one of the best theme songs ever!

  • 'Mork and Mindy'

    Happy Days was so influential it had two successful spin-offs. Mork and Mindy lasted four seasons and helped launch Robin Williams’ career.

  • 'Benson'

    The Soap spin-off lasted seven seasons and netted lead actor Robert Guillaume an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

  • 'A Different World'

    This classic sitcom spun-off from The Cosby Show, and the first season followed Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) as she entered college. Bonet would leave the series after the first season, but A Different World would last for five more seasons. Plus, their primary theme song was sung by Aretha Franklin. How awesome is that?!

  • 'Maude'

    And then there’s Maude! The late, great Bea Arthur stared in this All In The Family spin-off that lasted six seasons.

  • 'The Jeffersons'

    The Jeffersons were the second spin-off from All In The Family and stayed on the air for 11 seasons. Oh…and it easily had one of the best ensemble casts and theme songs EVER!


  • 'Good Times'

    Yet another spin-off of a spin-off! Good Times spun-off from Maude, lasted six seasons AND gave the world Jimmie Walker. (Side note: Apparently, it was a rule for all shows created by Norman Lear to have amazing theme songs.)

  • 'The Simpsons'

    No spin-off list is complete without The Simpsons. This iconic animated series started off on The Tracey Ullman Show and went to become the longest running American sitcom.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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