“[We] have to make sure it’s going to be a great show,” he told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour. “If it’s not a great show, and if we don’t hear a pitch that hits it out of the park, it probably won’t happen.”
Last week, news broke that Grammer is poised to meet with several writers to discuss concepts for a new iteration of the Seattle-based Frasier, one that would find his title character living in different city.
A spinoff of NBC’s long-running comedy Cheers, Frasier aired for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004. In addition to Grammer, the comedy starred David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane, Frasier’s younger brother; Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon, Frasier’s live-in housekeeper and Niles’ eventual love interest; Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle, the producer of Frasier’s radio show; and the late John Mahoney as Martin Crane, Frasier’s father.
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Grammer went on to tell reporters that “NBC may not be interested” in the potential revival, adding that it “may go somewhere else.”