'Frasier’s' Reboot Has Been Seen By Critics, And They’re Not Holding Back On Kelsey Grammer’s Return

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Kelsey Grammer has apparently been talking about a revival of the popular ‘90s series "Frasier" for a while now, and what better time than now to bring back the successful "Cheers" spinoff? A whole new audience will be introduced to the uptight psychiatrist, who has shifted locations to Boston from Seattle for the Paramount+ series, when the 10-episode first season hits the streaming service. Critics have had the opportunity to screen the first five episodes of Frasier, and they’re not holding back in their assessment of the revival.

David Hyde Pierce will not be returning as Niles Crane, Frasier’s younger brother, and John Mahoney, who starred in the original series as their father Martin, died in 2018. Instead, joining Kelsey Grammer in the "Frasier" revival’s cast will be Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son Freddy Crane and Anders Keith as his nephew David. Let’s see what the critics are saying, starting with CinemaBlend's Adam Holmes, who writes that the new series isn't as funny as the original, but it's an easy introduction for those unfamiliar with the OG story.