On Sept. 16, 1993, NBC unveiled its Cheers spinoff present Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer. The sequence ran 11 seasons earlier than being picked up for a revival on Paramount+ three many years later. The Hollywood Reporter’s authentic overview is under:
Cheers for NBC’s Frasier, the brand new primetime comedy that has plucked Dr. Frasier Crane from the bygone Cheers and set him up in enterprise on his personal weekly sequence.
Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer vigorously returns as the pinnacle shrink doc, bringing to the function the understated acerbic chunk that made his character a standout on his former weekly program. Nonetheless, relatively than maintain Frasier in Bean-town, the brand new sequence locations him in his hometown of Seattle. And right here he finds himself within the place of working as talk-show host shelling out recommendation to callers.
All would appear paradise, or no less than a contact of Elysian, for the relocated Frasier, who has left a failed marriage again East to begin recent in his new environs. Nonetheless, issues are to not keep so tranquil. For his youthful brother, the fussy Niles (David Hyde Pierce), additionally a psychiatrist, informs him that their curmudgeonly pop (John Mahoney), an ex-cop who was injured whereas on the job, can be higher served if he didn’t dwell alone.
And so Frasier reluctantly “volunteers” to let dad stick with him, additionally hesitatingly agreeing to allow his canine Eddie (Moose) to board as properly. A doubtful slice of salvation then comes within the guise of a health-care employee initially from England (Jane Leeves) who’s employed to assist are likely to dad’s wants.
As is likely to be anticipated, this new setup places an actual kink in Frasier’s post-Boston state of affairs, now having to room and take care of his contentious father and an askew care giver.
As demonstrated by Frasier‘s launch, the present seems like one of many brighter entities within the incoming freshman sitcom class, a sequence that constructs its characters and conditions with care and talent from the beginning relatively than counting on in search of to verify expectations. — Miles Beller, initially revealed on Sept. 16, 1993.