Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Frasier’ Renewed for Season 2 at Paramount+

The revival of Frasier is getting a second season.

Paramount+ has renewed the sitcom — which stars Kelsey Grammer picking up his curmudgeonly character first introduced in NBC’s Cheers — for another round.

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“Kelsey made a triumphant return as one of the most iconic and beloved characters on television,” said Jeff Grossman, executive vp programming at Paramount+. “The new series introduced Fraiser to a whole new generation while reminding fans of Kelsey’s truly timeless portrayal of Dr. Crane. We’re so excited to see what the creative team and superb cast serve up for season two.”

Grammer added, “Frasier is a love story, and I am very happy we will be allowed to continue it.”

The series follows Crane “in the next chapter of his life after he returns to Boston to face new challenges, forge new relationships and — with hope — finally fulfill an old dream or two,” and also stars Jack Cutmore-Scott (as Frasier’s son Freddy), Nicholas Lyndhurst, Toks Olagundoye, Jess Salgueiro and Anders Keith.

Season one also featured guest appearances from original series cast, such as Bebe Neuwirth and Peri Gilpin.

Reviews for the first season were decidedly mixed from critics and fans, but Grammer previously expressed confidence that the show would return.

“I believe we have a home at Paramount+ for several years to come, and we certainly have several ideas for it,” Grammer told The Hollywood Reporter after the finale. “But where our future is, of course, we’re going to explore the relationship between the father and the son, and that’s natural. Then involve the other characters, as well … You earn that right after the first few episodes when you allow the audience to just simply become acquainted with the new people who are there and to understand the basis for the show.”

He continued, “The basis of the show is that father-son relationship, but also Frasier’s new friendship, Frasier’s new life, his third or fourth act, arguably. That’s what we’re discovering. We’ve discovered that he’s probably a bit more mature, maybe still a little bit the same sort of nut, but he’s grown some — for him to have been static, for us to have started right back into the same show from 30 years ago [when the show began] to jump right back into the same story would’ve been ridiculous. For a man to spend 30 years of his life and not age would’ve been ridiculous, and not grow wiser in any way. We thought it was important to give him sort of a new set of clothes.”

During his finale press rounds, a few days after the SAG-AFTRA strike ended, a BBC interviewer claimed Paramount+ publicists cut an interview short when Grammer spoke about his support of Donald Trump. Paramount+ has not commented.

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