Kelsey Grammer: Frasier revival will deal with John Mahoney's death
13 February 2019 - 1:00 PM

Kelsey Grammer: Frasier revival will deal with John Mahoney's death

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Kelsey Grammer says the "Frasier" revival will have to "deal with" the death of John Mahoney.

The 63-year-old star - who played psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in iconic sitcom "Cheers" and his own popular spin-off - revealed the new series will address the real life death of the man behind on-screen father Martin.

Appearing on "The Late Late Show with James Corden", he revealed: "The first principle is that it is a different story, basically. Same group of characters but in a different setting. Something has changed in their lives.

"Certainly, John Mahoney died over a year ago and we would probably deal with that a little bit, with dad being gone."

Mahoney passed away aged 77 in February last year, and he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in the sitcom.

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Grammer has described the upcoming reboot as a totally fresh take on the premise, and said it was a "third act" rather than a "trying to pick it up" from where they left off.

He added: "[Frasier's] passed the radio show. He might be an art dealer. He might be a professor. We don't know yet."

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During its 11 year run, "Frasier" won a record-setting 37 Primetime Emmy Awards, so a network deal seems to be a matter of time once Grammer and the team have finalised a script.

The original sitcom finished with Frasier leaving his life - and family and friends - behind in Seattle as he moved to start a new life in Chicago.

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