Paramount+’s Frasier Reboot Will Also Air on CBS as Line Between Streaming and Broadcast Blurs





Thirty years after Frasier premiered on television, the pompous radio psychologist is returning for a reboot season this fall. New episodes of Fraiser, a spinoff of the series Cheers, will debut on Paramount+ in October, followed by a broadcast on CBS.

Kelsey Grammer reprises his Emmy Award-winning role as Frasier Crane in the ten-episode season. The series was filmed in front of a live studio audience at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, per original Frasier fashion.

The show adds a hit of nostalgia and may draw in Frasier fans to Paramount+, which is still targeting more subscribers to boost the profitability of the streaming service. CBS, meanwhile, adds some original programming to its fall lineup amidst the Hollywood writer and actor’s strikes, which have halted production and may cause a gap in content in the coming months.

The reboot has Frasier returning to Boston to begin the next chapter of his life. He’ll be joined by his son Freddy, played by Jack Cutmore-Scott. Nicholas Lyndhurst plays Alan, Frasier’s college buddy-turned-university professor. Toks Olagundoye will play Olivia, head of the university’s psychology department and Alan’s colleague. Jess Salgueiro is Eve, Freddy’s roommate, and Anders Keith will play Frasier’s nephew David.

The first two episodes will air back to back on Friday, October 12, followed by a CBS broadcast on Tuesday, October 17, at 9:15 p.m. ET. New episodes will air Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada. International audiences can catch the show on Fridays.

Fraiser is written by Chris Harris (How I Meet Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces), who are executive producers alongside Grammer, Tom Russo, and Jordan McMahon. The first two episodes are directed by James Burrows (Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Dear John). Check out the trailer and a new version of the show’s theme song, “Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs.”

The original series holds the record for the most Emmy wins by a comedy series, totaling 37 wins and 107 nominations. Catch up on the entire series on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

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